Have many people on /lit/ read pic related? I know, it's not an actual book, but I'm curious what you guys think about it since it seems more on the /lit/-end of weebshit, with the way it handled all those Divine Comedy references and the entire meta-aspect of the narrative.
I disagree. I thought the story was paced horribly, and Ryukishi could really use a lesson on pacing, but the way the levels of the metanarrative worked were incredibly interesting, and it's what gave the story a huge re-readability factor, disregarding the length.
Read episodes I and II. Never read the others because I didn't have the time. I liked it, but I didn't get to read the best parts yet. I watched the anime and the last arc adapted seems interesting, although the adaptation doesn't seem to be very good.
The whole premise of the island looks taken from Agatha Christie Ten Little Niggers, plus the occultism and the time loops that were seen before in Higurashi, all of that makes an interesting mixture and promises the possibility of a good story, I don't know if it achieves that because as I said, I haven't finished it.