Death Note: Another Note (Novel)

Death Note: Another Note (Novel)

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There’s a killer loose in Los Angeles and super-sleuth L is on the case. Along with Naomi, a former FBI agent, he helps the LA police solve the grisly crimes. In typical Death Note fashion, things get complicated. And there’s a big surprising plot twist at the end of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421518831
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Series: Death Note Series
Edition description: UK Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 139,701
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

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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Death Note: Another Note (Novel) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is in love with both the manga and anime series of Death Note and asked for this novel. It arrived last night and she is already half-way through it. She laughs, exclaims things she figures out before the character, and jumps up and down in excitement. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all fans of Death Note, both new and old alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I watched the movie L:change the world i was sooo sad that the series was over. and what happeened to L and watari really pissed me off but when i found this book i really felt that story wasn't over. this book really gives you more insight on what kind of character L is.
he is my favorite charater in the series and i was overwhelmed by how direct and thrilling the voices in the book made me. if u like death note. i promise you'll love this book.
Malice_in_Wonderland More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up the book, I was expecting a poorly english-translated spin-off from an excellent show, but by the end of the book i was blown away. The characters were strong and the point of view was an interesting twist. This is definitely something i would read again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most spinoff novels translated into English have very stale voices. They're written in such a choppy way, with unimpressive diction. I read this novel prepared for the worst, but the first chapter left me in awe. While it isn't one of the greatest novels ever, it's certainly deserves some commendation. Mello certainly has an intriguing voice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another Note is without a doubt my favorite book and the best book I have read in a long time. I would definitely recommend it to anyone--even if you aren't a fan of the series. It's done Death Note proud. ^-^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At firstI was debating whether toread Death note or not. If your having that same problem, let me help you solve it; READ IT!!!! It was perfectly paced and it left me breathless. Its amazing the way NISIOISIN makes you conect to the characters. You grieve with them, laugh with them, and sometimes just want to punch them in the face. If your wondering whether to get this book, again Im telling you that its a great buy. Its crime, mystery, romance, and horror all mixed into one, its the package deal! I hope this helped and if you get it(which you should) enjoy! But I bet you will.
panderrss More than 1 year ago
Im very picky with books. Don't get me wrong, I love reading and books are great, but there are very few books out there that can keep me interested without getting bored after reading the first twenty pages. I've seen the Anime series and it was amazing! It's well thought out and the whole plot was great! Props! I'd have to admit, I bought the book at borders and it was pricey, but it was worth it. After reading the book, I couldn't wait to share it with my equally obsessed anything dealing with anime friends, and they went nuts about it. Just like the series I gave it two thumbs up and I'd give it more if I had extra thumbs. The characters were fun, and some I can relate to which was great. It allowed the story (although it was fiction) to be seen in this realistic point of view, and god forbids that some maniac decides to commit the same crime as Beyond Birthday. I bought the book a while back and I've finaly found the time to re-read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Death Note Series and I thought that this spin off did it justice. The characters are well written and Ryuzaki is hilarious in his own strange way. If you love Death Note you'll love this book and even if you don't know what Death Note is you'll enjoy Another Note.
Kvothe More than 1 year ago
The only reason I rated it with 4 stars, not 5 was because the story came to an end too quickly. There could have been more plot development. You will be surprised I bought this book already knowing the main plot twist, (jerks online ruined it) but despite the fact I knew what to expect, I was still very surprised. The logic used in this book to solve the murders was a bit stretched at times, but it was ok. I recommend this book to anyone who has read the Death Note series.
MissMajor More than 1 year ago
I was curious if this novel would follow religiously in DeathNote's footsteps. In the end I was very pleased! The riddles Beyond Birthday left at each of the crime scenes were well thought out. The intricacy of each of them was profound and perplexing. I would highly recommend this to fans of this series.
haruprincess More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and i loved it so much. the characters were well wrote out and it was just amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books in the whole series i have read all of them and seen the complete anime but this book is still soo great believe me this book is worth reading if u are a dn fan u would have it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Death Note: Another Note, The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisiosin is a great book, even though it was made after the Anime-Manga TV Show Death Note. This book tells a story of what happened before L was after Kira. And what Near and Mellow were doing at the time when L was chasing Kira. Naomi Misora is included in this book helping L out on a case that he couldn¿t do on his own without her help. For most of us who watch this show, we don¿t really know much about L except for the fact the he is the world¿s greatest detective that solved over 3,500 crimes all on his own. On this case, The Los Angeles BB Murder Case, he needs the help of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora. She was suspended from her duties as an FBI at the time, and L thought that she could help because she thought differently than all the other agents. L needed Naomi because he was challenged by BB (Beyond Birthday), the Murderer. They were both raised up in the famous Wammy¿s house, where young children with amazing intelligence were raised. The challenge from BB was to see who would win with the case. L if he actually caught BB or if BB got away with the murders. Of course in the end L ends up winning but what is so interesting about this book is the way Naomi Misora and the help of another stranger that comes and joins the challenge unsolved the mystery which was so hard that not even the police could actually solve. With three murders in all, the first victim was Believe Bridesmaid and he was killed by strangulation after being drugged. The second victim was Quarter Queen. She was beaten to death, with her skull caved in from the front and eyes torn out. The Third victim was Backyard Bottomslash who was killed by being drugged then body parts taken away with death of loss of blood. Now the Fourth victim is what Naomi Misora have to prevent and catch the murderer too. To find out how this all turns out, you¿ll have to read the book! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Anime, Mystery, and Detective Stories with a hint of gore on the side. If you also like solving mysteries this also takes you in step by step to solve the mystery with excitement. I personally enjoyed this book because I am a huge fan of Death Note, and I love reading Fiction and Detective novels. I hope if any of you choose to read this you¿ll have as much fun as I did. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
NisiOisiN did a terrific job capturing the Death Note atmosphere in this novel, its definitely worth owning if you are a fan of Death Note!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it was short it was still one of the best books I've read in a while. With the purposefully novice Mello writing in an correcting himself. Its filled with the sarcastic humor the morbid DN fan loves, the gore the hardcore love. A right amount of soft but powerful words the fluffy fans adore and the confusing riddles the mindtwisters need. It also gives an indepth look on the characters and their quirky personalities, Naomi's slightly cautious behavior, and L's slight arrogance. Not only that but so many twist and turns your always on your toes, even to the point your trying to figure out the serious: 'Why is Ryuzaki hiding under that bed?' or the humorous 'Why is that man practicing laughs?' I'd recomend reading it twice though, its even better the second type around. One of the best I've read in a looong time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally LOVE the book. It's awesome. And I love Beyond,which is good. It's good.
neverwondernights on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Death Note, I was happy that there would be a little more to the series, however one thing to keep in mind is that this is NOT written by the original creators. I did not like the beginning; it seemed too fan-like, a little boring, and not as complicated and intelligent as Tsugumi Ohba could have done. Something that irked me the entire way through was that this was written by Mello. I will also state now that there is no actual Death Note in the novel. That was a little midge in the story because the title of the book is called Another Note. It got my expectations up, that is all. If you have not read Death Note, it would be best not to read this until you have read the original manga series, as there are several references to various spoilers and information acquired from it. An odd complaint, for me, is that the book itself smelled. This wasn't because of where I purchased it, but rather the type of ink (and paper) they used in publication. As it is published by a magazine and manga company, Viz, they used a certain ink used in colored (cheap) magazines. I liked the overall layout of the book, the paper was nice and smooth, they gave you a useful ribbon bookmark, and the cover is nice and simple. However the ink made it hard to curl up and read. For the first few days, I had to be in a certain position. Some may not be as particular about scent as I am, but for those that are, remember that when you first purchase it, it will give off an unpleasant odor (unless you like cheap magazine ink).
ToxicMasquerade on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was not in a hurry to read this, or even buy it. But, as I learned more about who B.B., Beyond Birthday, actually was, I couldn't wait to read it. Now, that I have red it, I hate that I waited!! I thought it was amazing. I feel in love with Beyond. He is a fabulous character, even though some people may not agree with me. I wish that he was actually in the Manga and Anime though. But, this book is a must read for Death Note fans!
lostinmyownlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another Deathnote dropped in the human world? No. But dont be disappointed. This book centers around F.B.I. agent Naomi Misora and the world's greast detective L. The only real connection with the manga besides the main characters is the killer is said to have the eyes of the shinigami. The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases - three deaths and the police have no leads or suspects. It takes ten victims usually before L gets involved but this killer has left clues only L or those working for L could possibly figure out. So, the battle of wits begins!! I enjoyed this book for the puzzles and twists the author threw into the story. Reading about L before all the events of the Deathnote manga series was great. I really hope the people with the rights to the characters allow more books to be written with L as the main character.
kaminariman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a fan of the Death Note mythos, and of the great detective L and his brothers from Wammy's house especially, this book proved a very interesting departure from the tone of the series while continuing the high-stakes mind games of the series. Despite the surprising and detailed events that occur, however, the writing style is a bit awkward at times. The characters are still compelling without the unique artwork of the series, but the lack of visuals makes it easy to get lost in the inner dialogue of Misora, who knows next to nothing initially, while the omniscient narrator flaunts his.. omniscience. Overall, a very worthwhile read for those who appreciate the original works; otherwise, aside from a few suspenseful pages and not entirely cliche twists, it is pretty unremarkable. No regrets here, though:)
AbSc0603 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I think anyone who liked death note will like this book.
Capfox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Death Note series was definitely an enjoyable one, and while I'm not generally a fan of tie-in novels, when I got this one as a present, I was fairly pleased, although I'll admit it was partly because this is a very pretty book. I have to say, though, that I should have aimed my expectations at the tie-in novel level, rather than getting them raised, because this one wasn't really all that impressive.The plot deals with L, frequently cited in the book as the century's greatest detective, interacting with one of the minor characters in the series, Misora Naomi, trying to solve a series of murders in Los Angeles. The whole thing sounds like a good idea: why not show L at work on a normal case set before the more supernatural one in the manga? A normal mystery story should work well here.Unfortunately, the plot was sorta blah in the end (puzzles that generally, you can't solve for yourself, because you don't get all the information), and the story was really only barely a fair-play mystery. The characters aren't really all that interesting, either; you don't get much from them that wasn't in the series itself. The style is too knowing, with lots of reference to manga and novels and such, and written in what feels to me to be a very fan-fiction kind of way. It probably was that way in the original Japanese, as well, so I'm not even going to blame the translator for it.All in all, you do get some fun out of the story if you really liked Death Note and wanted to see someone else play with the setting, but this one's not worth it. You can probably get fan-fiction this length for free... although then the book itself wouldn't be so pretty.
LAngel2 More than 1 year ago
While I didn't purchase my copy from B&N(I also managed to give in water damage within the first 12 hours lol), the book itself is fantastic. It takes place before the events of Death Note, and entirely lacks the actual death note. It focus on Naomi Misori(I believe that's her name), a woman with a very small part in the original series, and focuses on how she met and worked with L. A series of obscure murders to people with ridiculous name leads her to work with a P.I. named Ryuzaki. It has a killer plot twist and award winning humor. More than you'd expect from a book with both "death" and "murder" in the title. A must read for fans of death note, murder mystery novels, or thrillers. It also takes place in America. So readers that haven't gotten familiar with the manga will probably find it easier to digest.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
The copy would surpass the original. Well now, this is interesting. A prequel to the stellar Death Note manga, but in novel form. Amazingly, this still has the brilliantly crafted logic duels that the series is known for. If you are new to this series, I would start with the manga. This story concerns Naomi Misora (fiancé to Raye Penber who is later killed by Kira in Death Note) and L (or Ryuzaki) as they join forces to investigate the BB Murder Cases in LA. While this doesn’t really have anything to do with Death Note proper, it’s a fun story for fans of that series, it also makes Misora’s death more of a bummer when it happens. This isn’t a very long story (only 176 pages) but it is lovingly produced with silver foil-stamping, embossing, and even a ribbon bookmark. If you are head-over-heels in love with Death Note, which I am, then you need this book to complete your collection. It’s not a cash-in product, but a well written novel in it’s own right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago