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Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – Death Note Black Edition: Volume V | Review

Title: Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Author: Death Note: Black Edition Volume VI

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 426

Rating 4/5



I’m almost at the end now, and I’m pleased to report that it’s picked back up a little bit and I enjoyed this one more than the last. It’s still not quite as good as it was when it first started out, but it’s still good enough and it’s definitely worth reading, especially if you’ve made it this far.

I think part of the reason that I enjoyed this was that you could tell that we were getting near the end game and so the stakes felt a little higher. The authors have also shown by this point that they don’t mind killing major characters when it serves the story, which leaves you as the reader feeling like pretty much anything could happen.

Other than that, I’m not too sure what else I can say that I haven’t said in previous reviews. As always, the artwork is gorgeous, so big props to Takeshi Obata for that. Tsugumi Ohba does a great job with the story, too. He’s clearly a master storyteller, and it’s impressive how much he manages to convey through just dialogue and the image briefs that he gives to his illustrator.



If you’re thinking about reading Death Note, I’d definitely recommend picking up the Black Edition books. They’re not super expensive (I think I paid around £30 for all six of them), and they’re beautiful little artefacts in their own right. They’ll look great on your shelves, but they also look great in your hands and the quality of the print is good enough to highlight all of the details from the original comics.

The only thing that I will say is that when I first started reading the series, I didn’t know who I wanted to win because I liked both sides. Now, though, I don’t know who I want to win because I don’t really care for either side, which is probably a bad sign. I’m just not as invested in the series as I was when I first started out, and I can’t tell whether that’s because of the story or just that I’m flagging.



Click here to buy Death Note Black Edition: Volume V.

Terry Pratchett and Gray Jolliffe – The Unadulterated Cat | Review

Title: The Unadulterated Cat

Author: Terry Pratchett and Gray Jolliffe

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 162

Rating: 7/10


Terry Pratchett and Gray Jolliffe - The Unadulterated Cat

Terry Pratchett and Gray Jolliffe – The Unadulterated Cat


This humorous little book from author Terry Pratchett and illustrator Gray Jolliffe is an entertaining insight into the world of our feline friends. Specifically, we’re talking about real cats – not those domesticated schmucks who just sit around all day.

Ostensibly a propaganda piece for the Campaign for Real Cats, the book explains, “The real unadulterated cat is under threat of extinction as more and more of us settle for the boring, mass-produced, purr-fect pussycats that appear in adverts – the fluffy cats that wear bows and eat from gold-plated bowls marked Kitty.”

All-in-all, it is a bit of a novelty book, but don’t let that detract from it – it’s still a fun little read, and it would make for a great gift for any cat lover. And the illustrations are fricken awesome, too – kudos to Gray Jolliffe, great job.


Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett


Click here to buy The Unadulterated Cat.