“Such an idiot. I hate idiots. They’re so incompetent it’s irritating.”
The darkest chapter in Kaneki’s life is about to start. If you thought that the past few novels were too hard on Kaneki then guess what? That was only an appetiser. This novel has heaped a load of new pressure onto him, and he will ultimately be pushed to his limits.
Book 6 introduces the infamous Aogiri Tree, an aggressive organisation of ghouls that openly hunt the CCG. They enter the 20th Ward with a strange objective: kidnap Rize, or anyone that smells like Rize. Of course, this means that they kidnap poor Kaneki – who didn’t even want anything to do with them in the first place.
I honestly think Kaneki could be one of the unluckiest protagonists I’ve read about. Misfortune seems to be his best friend, and he always finds himself in the worst situations. He is beat up, interrogated and hunted by this brutal organisation for the whole book and I get this sinking feeling that it’s only the beginning.
Aside from this, a new character that had a cameo in volume 5 is developed further in this book. His name is Juuzou Suzuya (the cover character) and he is a complete nutcase. I think he has potential to become a very important character though, and it was helpful when he asked his superior about ghouls because we subsequently got to learn about them too. If you were confused about the nature of ghouls from the previous volumes, everything is summarised in this book again – without being boring!
The cliffhanger in this book is terrible. I really can’t wait to read volume 7 and find out what happens to poor Kaneki. Hopefully he’ll be able to pull through and survive whatever gets thrown at him… this is recommended for people who loved the past Tokyo Ghoul novels and have a strong will. Reading about Kaneki’s tragic life is going to be a tough ride…
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