I just finished the book and I’m sad I have to wait to talk about it. Will be waiting for the entire book discussion thread. Since I read ahead once by accident, I was so far ahead that I decided to finish it alone instead of waiting 2 weeks to continue.
Gonna be waiting for the last week discussion. Almost jealous of people who will discover the ending like I just did. I wanna read it again ha ha
In that case it doesn’t make much sense to go on for three more weeks after this week. I’m not sure if I can finish the book this week, but I have a week off next week, so I can definitely be done then.
I propose that I turn this thread into a thread for the remainder of the 三月 chapter (so if you have any more comments on that chapter, feel free to post them) and that the next thread that I create will be for the rest of the book (the 閉城 chapter and the epilogue) so that we can do the ending discussion next week. Does everyone agree with that? (Leave a comment if you don’t.)
Well, @jhol and @Kyasurin are behind, instead, so that might not be great for them.
Completely unrelated, but my local library has a list of 100 books to read in elementary school (20 per year for year 1-2 and 15 per year for the other years). オオカミと7匹の子ヤギ made it to the 1st year list. I guess that story is popular in Japan.
I thought フウカ’s story was really sad but リオン’s was just heartbreaking and I’m not even sure how much we are supposed to infer from アキ’s but it sounds…bad. God I just want to give all these kids a blanket and a warm chocolate-milk (as we say around here).
Saying they sound like a spoiler sounds like a spoiler to me (?)
Well that was quick. Finished くすりや on Tuesday and now I’m just about caught up! Just need to read Aki’s story, then I get to either suffer the waiting or read ahead like @icefang97 and suffer not being able to discuss. Maybe I should have voted for the accelerated schedule after all.
Fuuka’s story was painful to read because it felt all too realistic. Then I got punched in the gut by the scene with Mio reading to Leon. It would have been a funny sight for someone to watch tears streaming down my face as I frantically added words to my Anki deck.
Finally got around to reading this book (been on my list for a good while) and was happy to see I’ve finished around the same time as the club was supposed to! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for the final discussion thread as I have some… opinions… Loved the book overall! Just some things I noticed as someone who lives and works in Japan.