Wednesday 16 October 2019

Book Review: Death Note - Another Note by Nisioisin (Mystery/Fantasy)

Title: Death Note - Another Note
Author: NisiOisin
Viz Media

Publication Date: 2008 (2006)
Bought Copy


There's a serial killer loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder.

Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits, he's never shown his face in public—but this time, he needs help.

Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed to specifically engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it's up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles Murder Cases. 

Death Note: Another Note was an entertaining enough read. What made Death Note so good was the back and forth between Light and L, so when you take Light out of the picture, there is always going to be something missing. None the less, the murder case L is investigating was interesting, and there was an intriguing twist that I didn't see coming. The players all felt 'in character', and overall this was a quick, fun book that I finished in two nights. Recommended to Death Note fans, but it probably won't mean as much to those unfamiliar with the source material.

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