I really wanted to love this book. It is sad that it bears so dear a name as "Death Note". It is obviously a desperate attempt from the publisher to make some extra cash out of the franchise. It was far below the Anime in every aspect.
I was really annoyed with the characters and didn't care the least about any one of them. I can't understand where is L? He is the reason why I picked up this rather expensive book. He was supposed to solve this mystery as we come to know in the Anime.
As much as I'm disappointed with this book, I'm incredulous how it is written with Ohba's and Obata's blessings.
I advice not to waste your time and hard earned money on this. Instead watch the anime again! I've seen it four time and there was always something new to enjoy in it.