"Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases" by Nisio Isin.
Just finished this one. I cant complain about the riddles and mistery - it was top notch.
Basicaly it was on of the best detective stories I've read in a long time, probably the best of all written in the past ten years or so. Additional merit is that I like all the characters - which were four to five if You count the narrator.
The problem is people I know refer to this work as a novel when in fact it is novella. In novel there are multiple plots while novella hightlights only one problem. It's not about the number of pages.
Try comparing this with the works of Ian Rankin or Camilla Lackberg - their mysteries are far less complex and worse in a matter of composition, but the book reads better because in Rankin there is an additional character which is the City of Ediborough (fascinating!), and in lackberg there is also the everyday life drama which is skilfully mixed in with the murders. With a heavy accent on skilfully - not just anyone can do it: check for example an "Apple turnover murder" - what a let down...
Anyway as far as some brain excersise "Another Note" I can highly recommend.
Also found a great quote to slam on a bathroom door at my workplace:
"Neverthless... If you forgot to flush, it is not too late. You can still go back. The genders are equal when it comes to sanitary behaviour." (Beyond Birthday)
Seriously I think that ability to flush the toilet after use shoud be a primarily condition to pass preschool... And a "hard" skill of using a toilet brush in case of need for the grade school. I won't even mention washing your hands. And I supposedly work with the elites stare ...
· Thu Mar 14, 2013 @ 07:07am · 0 Comments