Monday, May 08, 2006
Death Note (2 & 3)
I'm trying to get all caught up on Death Note since I came into the game a little late (and it's damn addictive), so I read two volumes of the series over the weekend: two and three. These books were, predictably, as fast-paced and suspenseful as the first, prompting me to run out to the store for the next installment immediately following the second volume's conclusion (I'm gonna be sweating it out when I actually get caught up). New players come into the game in these books, and new situations arise as the police get closer to the person in possession of the death note. Light Yagami finds that he has to be even bolder and more cunning than ever before if he is to paint the world his version of Utopia, free of criminals. I'm really enjoying Light as a character, as well as the enigmatic, eccentric L. And the new element introduced at the end of volume three has me biting my nails for volume four... What I'm trying to say here, in case I'm not getting it across, is that I like this manga. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata write a story fluid and ever-changing and painfully addictive.