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Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases Hardcover – February 19, 2008

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About the Author

Born in 1981, NISIOISIN made his writing debut in 2002, winning the 23rd Mephisto Prize in 2002 for Kubikiri Cycle (The Beheading Cycle). This eventually became the first book in his best-selling Zaregoto series. His subsequent novels have earned him a passionate following throughout Japan.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st edition (February 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142151883X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421518831
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Of course, it goes without saying that those who aren't fans of Death Note need not even consider reading this book. Similarly, those who spent the series rooting for Light (you poor saps!) may be a bit bummed out by the story found herein. Another Note has little to do with Shinigami, with Kira, or with Yagami San. Thankfully, it also has nothing to do with Misa. God, I hate Misa. No, this is not a key extension of the Death Note saga. Instead, it tells the story briefly alluded to in the series, the story of the bizarre series of murders that resulted in L working with Naomi Misora. It's a proper detective novel, in the sense that it features a group of sleuths working to solve a mystery whose solution isn't known to the audience until the very end (although they are invited to play along). The mystery in question is that of the Los Angeles BB murder cases, a series of grizzly homicides scattered throughout L.A. The scene of each killing is laden with hidden clues that can point those clever enough to decode them to the next victim. For reasons all his own, L sees this as a direct challenge to himself, and after three murders have taken place, he steps in to prevent the fourth. He uses his substantial influence to recruit Misora (whom he chose virtually by chance), manipulating her through his own clever and indirect means.

The strengths of the novel are many. First of all, it's a dream come true for L fans (trust me, I adore the hell out of that sugar-sucking insomniac, so I know what I'm talking about). It reveals a good deal about his background and the nature of his work, allowing readers a peak behind the smoke and mirrors with which he operates.
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A prose novel spinoff of the popular manga?
It's about L instead of Light?
Huh. Sounds worth a look.
And it was...kind of.

This book is a prequel to the Death Note series. It covers the Los Angeles BB Serial Murders that are briefly mentioned in the manga. It tells of the first time L ever worked with FBI Agent Naomi Misora, arguably his greatest collaborator.

What's interesting is that, unlike a lot of whodunnit mysteries, this one is actually more effective with a second reading. As a Death Note fan, I found the first reading of chapter two mildly intriguing. When I reread it after finishing the book and knowing who the killer was, that chapter became much darker, creepier, and more engaging. The same can be said about other parts of the book, but it was most effective here.

Another unusual thing about this book is the way it's written. Essentially, its narrated by L's protege, Mello. He starts out by trying to write about the case like he was writting a true crime report; very straightforward and admittingly speculative. Very quickly though, his tone changes to that of a novelist. He ends up writing down what the characters are thinking or feeling. Only occasionally does he catch himself and revert back to the other style. Mello even interrupts the story at various points when he has a problem with how he worded a certain sentence or how he had a character speak. It gave me the feeling that I was looking over Mello's shoulder as he was writing it. This all provided some quirky, self-aware humor at parts where the book risked becoming too ridiculous. Also, it was an interesting way to provide infodumps and backstory when it was needed.

There were some problems though.
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I was really disappointed the fun was over after the Death Note series ended, so it was a no-brainer I'd pick up "Death Note: Another Note" when I saw it in a bookstore one afternoon. I had no expectations, and all I can say is "what a page turner it is!" This novel does what I wish more books would do when based on an existing property. It's fleshes out the backstory hinted at of major characters, and secondary characters that served their purpose in the main story, but you wanted to know more about. Best of all, you don't feel let down with the new knowledge. DNAN keeps up the suspense and tension that the original series had, and manages to throw in some unexpected twists that really surprised me, especially considering this is a prequel of sorts (you'll understand soon enough). Author, Nisiosin is to be commended on an excellent addition to the Death Note mythos, and I hope to read more translations of his work.
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Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases is an companion novel to the hit TV show Death Note following Naomi Misora as she works with a mysterious detective named Ryuzaki as they tackle the seemingly impossible BB murder Cases and put a stop of the mysterious killer whom we come to learn as Beyond Birthday. This novel brings more understanding to the characters that we met in the show and even gives you an insight to the briefly mentioned serial killer named Beyond Birthday.
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Death Note is known for having one of the largest fan bases in Japan and (surprisingly) America; as a highly prolific series, the Death Note brand carries a big weight with it. If you don't know the series, it follows the battle of wits between L, a mysterious detective with abilities that would put Sherlock Holmes to shame, and Kira, a college student who came across a notebook that allows for its user to kill someone by writing his or her name in the book. Despite the series ending, fans have clamored for more Death Note, and thus Another Note was commissioned. The novel follows a case that was briefly touched upon in the series, known as the Wara Ningyo Murders, L.A. Serial Locked Room Killings, or most properly, The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases.

Like the series followed the struggle between L and Kira, Another Note follows a similar struggle between L and an unknown murderer. Leaving mysterious clues and hints, the murders grow in violence and as the police struggle to find anything on the culprit, L involves a suspended FBI Agent, Naomi Misora to be his eyes and ears. In typical Death Note style, however, things quickly turn strange as a private detective named Rue Ryuzaki makes his presence known. For veterans and fans of Death Note, this book is a must read. For mystery fans in general, even, this book provides an intriguing, provocative experience that can only be enhanced with multiple readings. For example, the book repeatedly discusses the purpose of the Wara Ningyos, dolls that are left at the scene of the crime. They are positioned in very specific manners that would puzzle someone who doesn't know the overall outcome of the book, however, once knowing why they're where they are, it almost provides additional insight into the killers line of thought. This book is flat-out impressive; but that's what one should expect from this series. The Death Note name remains untainted; great book, great read, great series.
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