zaregoto decapitation kubikiri cycle volume 1 light novel review

Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Vol.1 (Zaregoto) Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Volume 1 by Nisio Isin.
Twelve people trapped on an island. One has been decapitated, and one of them is the murderer!

TITLE: Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle
AKA: Zaregoto, 戯言シリーズ
AUTHOR: Nisio Isin
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc.
RELEASE DATE (English): January 24, 2017
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From the back cover;

A dropout from an elite Houston-based program for teens is on a visit to a private island. Its mistress, virtually marooned there, surrounds herself with geniuses, especially of the young and female kind—one of whom ends up headless one fine morning.

The top-selling novelist year by year in his native Japan, prolific palindromic phenomenon NISIOISIN made his debut when he was only twenty with this Mephisto Award winner, a whodunit and locked-room mystery at once old-school and eye-opening. Previously published stateside by Del Rey, the translation has been retitled and revised just in time for the long-requested animated series based on illustrator take’s character concepts.