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Who's side are you on?,
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This review is from: Death Note: Volume 1 (Paperback)
Two men, equally mentally matched are locked in a fight against each other for justice. The mysterious genius L works for the police as an independant investigator trying to get to the bottom of the apparently natural heart attacks affecting the world's worst criminals. Light is the student with the Death Note book writing the names of the criminals on the pages making them die. He alone is deciding who will live or die in a harsh world that he wants to protect, while L is hot on his trail to stop him. The mind games played out between the two men will have you on the edge of your seat and Ryuk, the shinigami (death god) provides a great deal of comic relief to relax you in tense moments. It's a slick story with twists and turns that leave you wondering who's side you're on. Not your typical martial arts/sword fighting Manga but I urge you to try this one, I guarantee you'll be hooked if you do.
This is my first Manga novel but I have tried others since picking up Death Note 1 and they just don't have the pace of this story. Death Note starts with a bang and continues that way, like a literary fireworks night. I am now on volume 5 and have not been disappointed yet. There are no slow moving sections in the story, only parts that make you wonder... "What's he up to now?"