Death Note : Slightly less likeable than the Last Airbender

It seemed like everybody had seen Death Note before me. I knew there was a manga about it. I knew there was an anime based on it. I even knew there was a live-action version coming. I knew my co-workers had seen/read it. I knew my daughter had seen/read it, but I didn’t see the point.

This is how it was described to me: A school kid finds a notebook. If he writes someone’s name in the notebook, that person will immediately die. So, it gets into moral questions about capital punishment and religion. . .

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Alpha House

(warning: plot discussion. I don’t know that it’s a spoiler, because I think knowing this would actually enhance viewing)

So, Garry Trudeau made a TV show. Yeah, THAT Garry Trudeau. It’s political, of course. It’s called “Alpha House” and the main conceit is that it’s about a home where four Republicans senators live. I thought it was cute, but not really enough to watch. Allie gave it two episodes, then told me I had to catch up, or she was going to mainline the whole thing without me.

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Chapter one of “The Absent Emperor”

0053I’ll level with you. This book is taking far too long to finish. This is made all the more distressing due to the fact that I left the previous book on a “Same Bat Time, same Bat Channel” kind of cliffhanger. It bothers me.

You deserve better.

So, for those who want to know the secret, here is the first chapter of “The Absent Emperor”, which answers the main, burning question that we were left with.

I promise, the rest will come within the year.

 

 

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