Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Death Note: Boredom

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)From Goodreads:    Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?

Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

My Thoughts:

-    I've decided to branch out my reading to Manga!  It is a genre I've always wanted to explore and never have!  This was a good beginning!

-    There are so many moral questions going on in this book!

-    Light has NO right to decide who dies and who doesn't.  What makes him think he is qualified to play God?  You can't just play with people's lives like that!

-    I like Ryuk.  He is freaky looking, but he makes me laugh.  I don't know why.

-    I'm dying to find out who L is!!!

-    The art is really well done!  I especially love a few pictures of Ryuk. 

-    This was a pretty good start to the series, and I'm so excited to read more!!

-    It's like watching an Anime, but I'm reading, and stuff makes sense! 


  1. My kids are really into this series suddenly and shhh don't say anything but I've a feeling there will be not a few of these books under the tree this year!

  2. Yay for Death Note! I've only read two volumes, but it fascinates me - even though I find it troubling. It's been too long since I've been to your blog. I'm excited that you've reviewed the volumes!