Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…
Well…I would choose Koushun Takami without much thinking! I haven’t read anything else by him yet…but his Battle Royale blow me away.
(review can be read by clicking the picture)
I know that I haven’t read anything else by Takami and maybe his other works aren’t as great as this one, but I can easily said that this book should have made him well known.
It is sad to know that Suzane Collins’ Hunger Game seemed to steal his glory away 😦
When I said I’m sad, it is not just a metaphor I am actually feeling sad. People should have known him better than someone who is writing the same thing as he is and become acknowledge by the world better that him…he should get that glory rather than Suzane Collins.