すべてがFになる Novel Review (This Review Requires Macromedia Flash 4.0)

                                                                               
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The World Wide Web was beginning then… The world is blinking out of existence. We are beginning to come out of our

tables of existence
there are so many possibilities


Using out Microsoft FrontPage, Pets.com stocks, and our knowledge from the current up-to-date film You Got Mail (Flash player needed), we were trying to surpass the vision of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and gone beyond . Everything was so easy and speedy with America Online’s modem calls.

The 90s were Pax Americana.

But as this gif suggests,

we need to stop dancing.

Technological advances can be wild. As any good science fiction novel would tell you, sometimes technology may be harmful and inconvenient for many people. A world viewed in the eyes of a technological critical lens is forming. People were beginning to become geeky with their technology and software thingies. But we weren’t sure what was the long-lasting effects. A certain feeling of dread and excitement permeated throughout the 90s literature, especially in cyberpunk novels.

This book is written during this period and my curiosity about the period actually led me to finding this novel. News of anime adaptation and Asano Inio designs drove me to finally check it out. As you may know, I am celebrating my birthday today at the ripe age of 22 and I was born on 1993. I was not aware of the technological advances when I was a baby (and I was not a dancing baby for that matter). But with websites like Oocities and several Geocities/old archiving websites, such matters can easily be investigated. You may also like Japanese websites.

We should talk about the actual book.

すべてがFになる: The Perfect Insider (Subete ga F ni Naru) is a debut novel by 森博嗣 (Mori Hiroshi) and has won the first Mephisto Award, named after Sonic 2006 character Mephiles. This book has been in print since its inception as you can tell by its Amazon rating, a whopping 3.7/5 stars —

Wait a second!

It’s that low???????????

Yes, the novel has a lot of flaws. But we’ll get to it.

Now, where was I?

Oh yeah, I was reminiscing about a time that I was never born in.


The story is about this mysterious woman named 四季 (Shiki) who cannot kill servants except the parents class. She went to trial over the murder of her parents, but then was let off and then became a hikikomori in an island. Several employees work there. The protagonist, Saekawa, and his sidekick/girl who totally does not have the hots for him, Moe, go there to meet Shiki for the first time. But it turns out that there is one problem:

SHE’S DEAD

And now our two protagonists have to figure out who the hell killed her and how.

Mori has stated that this novel is a 理系 reaction to all the 文系 mysteries out there. The way I interpret it, he seems to suggest that this is what happens if Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and similar books are put in a more contemporary, technological-savvy setting. The trick used by the murderer requires a basic knowledge on programming and mathematics to reflect that. Every character comments on how technology changed their lives.

F has a distinct atmosphere that makes it very different from other mystery novels. It is set in a somewhat cyberpunk future where OSes and robots do our bidding like make green tea for us. Mori’s wicked descriptions of the technology that surround the setting make it feel like you’re living in a vaporware world.

This is very apparent when the characters enter the virtual reality world. Where they ride go-karts around a virtual city.

Yep, Second Life: Mario Kart.

VR was very big back then and it has gotten a resurgence ever since the Oculus Rift was announced. Saekawa comments how it feels like driving and the wind actually blowing into his face. Not sure how that’s possible but the VR sounds cool.

I’m not so sure how people will read/watch those VR scenes, but I found them unintentionally amusing. Most of the novel have very dated references to floppy disks, Macs, and so on. If you ever wonder why the anime ED has Linux kernels and crap like that, that’s the reason.


F also recognizes its characters are somewhat stereotypical and plays it to the extreme. For example, Saekawa likes to beat about the bush when it comes to expressing his feelings. He is a straightforward 天才 character with no frills (furi: asshole jerk). Shiki plays the stereotypical mad woman in the attic and she is manipulative, creepy, and crazy. This is a bit hard to appreciate for those who want more original, unique characters; however, characters that are played straight with decent execution are refreshing. Character interactions are probably what makes F somewhat stand out from the rest.

Of course, I feel like every character in mystery novels always has interesting dialog and interaction. And then, these characters get pushed back into the background for the mysteries.

Mysteries, what a seriously flawed genre.

F is worse than most mystery novels because, not only do you have investigations and clues that stop the interactions, you get bizarre infodumps on the most basic computer technology. If there is one thing we cannot fault Subete ga F ni Naru for, this is written in the period when trojan horses were new and Of course, that doesn’t absolve them of being absurd infodumps.

Mori’s writing is kinda tiring to read in Japanese as well. His Wikipedia article says that his style is succinct and all, but for me it lacks flavor and a voice. It just states events and nothing more, nothing less. Outside his particular taste for specific mysteries, he has nothing else that distinguishes him from other writers. The lack of a voice is kinda surreal.


People who watched the first episode of the anime would be surprised how slow it is. You really want but they are all like slow and leisurely. That’s because the novel sets everything up very slowly. The actual murder, for example, happens 130 pages-ish in. Some of the setup feel pointless and I have no clue why they need to take so long for them. To make a comparison, F’s pacing is like dialup internet while other more contemporary novels is like Google fiber. In case you are interested since the anime is deliberately following the novel’s pacing, no it won’t go faster.

The murder trick itself is also complete bonkers. There are plenty of Amazon reviews saying that it’s impossible and unbelievable. I agree. It’s complete nonsense and makes Danganronpa’s mysteries look like God wrote them. Of course, it would be a dick of me to actually spoil everyone the ending. Best way to describe it is:

Maybe my taste has been changing. I have been walking away from the mysteries and looking more for story and character interactions. I guess I hate fun because I have now turned 22 and supposedly become a responsible adult. Sorry everyone.

I do not think the novel will save noitaminA for its inevitable death. Nor do I think it is the novel that will surpass all those “trashy light novels” people hate with a passion. I actually have no idea why this work is popular because it is so, so, so flawed even if it is admittedly enjoyable at parts.

But it is hard to disagree with F’s ideas, even if they are common detective novel themes. How much does the ends justify the means? How much are we hiding? After all, there is a sociological lens one can use: detective novels show the instability of society and then correct them through a genius detective. And how much can we empathize with the murderer, even if he or she is forced to do all of this? F also has transhumanist and existentialist themes to work with, questioning whether this is reality or not.

Even outdated novels can still criticize and examine ourselves as human beings. Maybe that might explain why F is still popular to this day. Of course, this doesn’t explain how dumbfounded I am with its long-lasting success but a shade of truth is better than nothing. And the very least, we can all be nostalgic or cringing at the nostalgic memes.

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4 thoughts on “すべてがFになる Novel Review (This Review Requires Macromedia Flash 4.0)

  1. Konb October 16, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    Happy birthday!!!!!! Good luck existing and stuff, and live a happy fulfilling life!!

    • Kastel October 16, 2015 / 5:05 pm

      thx for visiting my kagome shrine

  2. lmao November 22, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    I’m sure your blog has some good content, but I do have to say that this post gave me cancer. (even if it was fully intentional to overload it with 90s/early 2000s gifs)

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