I'll keep this review short, do not fear.
The first thing I would like to say is that this novel is very clever, absolutely perfectly planned out, and its story is told very well.
This novel is one with a dark atmosphere, as it is about a chain of deaths which occur once Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into the school.
I became hooked as soon as I started reading it. Sure, the beginning may be slow at first, but as you progress deeper into the story, all of the pieces come to light and connect together beautifully. Everything is so well connected, as I said earlier, and
the story is played out amazingly, with the mysterious, dark atmosphere drawing you in.
Well in this novel, there was no literal art, but the scenes described were beautiful and matched the story's mood, so I'll give it a 10/10. The deaths were particular and nearly unreal, adding to the atmosphere.
The characters were very interesting and unique. They have incredible memories, as they can remember just about everything they hear or witness. I think that their abilities add to the story's mystery, because they are trying to solve the mystery.
I enjoyed this story very much. It isn't very much of the "horror" genre, but it is a very good, dark, mystery novel.
I loved the way the story developed and becomes more intense as the story progresses.
I recommend this story to anyone who likes reading dark mystery novels which are slightly "horrific" but focused more on the mystery, and are very well developed, well told, and have a great dark atmosphere.
I enjoyed it very much, and I hope others will enjoy this story as well.