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Death Note Review

Unfortunately, I can’t use an accent within a blog, due to the fact that you are reading it instead of listening to it (well done, Captain Obvious), but, when I say the words “Death Note”, please read it in a Japanese-y accent. That’s right, I’m reviewing Death Note! (The TV series that is, as that is all which is available on Netflix…) Firstly, Death Note is a Japanese anime which I watched with English subtitles. It was also available as English dubbed, but I found the accents to be too weird and entropic for the character. The plot line is centred on the lead character, Light Yagami, as he aims to cleanse the world of evil using the Death Note. The Death Note is a book which fell to the Human World, and when a person’s name is written in the Death Note they die. Obviously, more rules of the book are explained as the episodes progress and the plot thickens, but due to the fact that many criminals are dying, authorities begin to investigate and call upon a mysterious detective, know…

The Good Girl Review

The Good Girl is a debut novel from Mary Kubica, and follows the story of 25-year-old Mia Dennett. Mia is the outsider within her upper-class and well-respected family, but one night, when she originally plans to meet her boyfriend, she meets an enigmatic stranger, who is quick to turn her life upside down forever. It is stated that this book is a mystery-thriller, but I slightly disagree with this genre, for reason which I will later state. Firstly, the narrative structure of this novel. The story is told through a first person structure from three separate characters, Eve (Mia’s Mother), Gabe (The Detective) and Colin (The Kidnapper). The account changes with each chapter, and I personally enjoyed this style as it allowed different characters thoughts and feelings to be expressed. On top of this, the book does also change between times, often alternating between before (Mia was found) and after (Mia was found). Usually, a slow and basic reader like me would find this complicated an…

Orange is the New Black Season 1 Review

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you've probably had at least 60% of your friend and acquaintances demanding that you top what you’re doing to download Netflix, and more importantly, watch ‘Orange is the New Black’. This Netflix original series is essentially the whole reason that I got an account (which I'm sure will now ruin my summer) and after now completing Season 1 in about 3 days, it is safe to say that I certainly wasn't disappointed.   Not only is this series sleek, smart and sexy, it also exhibited the clear, and most vital, characteristic of being easily binge-able. Each episode is heavily intriguing, and leads you wanting more, which is also my prime excuse when people ask me how I watched 13 hours of it in less than three day. The season’s finale is also intense and grasping, making the whole series worthwhile, just for that episode. The script is faultless, particularly for characters like Piper’s boyfriend (Larry). For…