Alicia Scully's Reviews > Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom

Death Note, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
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Jun 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantastical-realism, fiction, graphic-novel-manga, young-adult-lit
Read in May, 2012

Light, a straight A student who follows the rules, discovers a deathnote one day. This deathnote allows Light to fall into a familiar relationship with a death god and lets Light decide who and how anyone he chooses will die. Light becomes a vigilante of sorts and starts killing off criminals. Of course, he starts to get attention for it and the investigator known only as L starts hunting him. The manga is fast-paced and very interesting in that it shows what happens when extreme power is given to someone, even someone as "good" as Light. The interactions between Light and Shinigami, the death god, are actually quite humorous too. I'm excited to see what will happen to him in later installments.

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