You’ve seen Battle Royale, right? Then you probably don’t need to read this one.
I’m being awfully negative recently. I mean, this was an okay read – went along at a nice pace, and its take on dystopian-future-with-bloody-games was just original enough to stave off boredom – but its nothing that hasn’t been done before.
Good way to kill a few hours, but in summation: it was good enough that I considered reading the sequel, but not good enough that I was willing to spend the extra fifteen bucks to get said sequel in hardback.