コンビニ人間 🍱 Repeat Book Club

Don’t feel bad about the numbers. Any help is appreciated. It’s easier to fill the numbers than filling the whole thing. Thanks for helping!

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Thank you for helping! :blush:

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I am really, really enjoying this book. For me, it was very hard at first, but little by little it’s getting more affordable. I’ve put quite some work on the vocab sheet, but it’s a kind of work I enjoy. I prefer to spend time this way rather than doing SRS on vocabulary outside of Wanikani.
I am also enjoying the comments on the book, both the new and the old ones. I think you guys are so clever with your interpretations. I am so glad to be able to participate in the book clubs.

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Week 8 is up!

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I’m spending the day moving so the Week 9 post might be a bit late today. I also might not make the live reading for the same reason. Hopefully all goes smoothly and it’s a non-issue!

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Week 9 is finally up! Thanks for waiting.

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Week 10 is up!

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Week 11 has been up for a while but I realize I forgot to post here.

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Second to last week!

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This link in the OP is broken. @jhol613 Could you replace it with this one?

https://koohi.cafe/#/list?list=book_konbini_ningen

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Fixed. Good catch!

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Soooooo… we’re nearly at the end of this book and I have been really enjoying it. So much so that I am thinking about reading another book by Sayaka Murata. Earthlings has been mentioned before. It’s 50% longer, but we’re used to her style by now, so maybe that isn’t too bad. But another book could also work!

Is anyone else interested? We could start another book club :grin:

More Sayaka Murata?
  • Yes please!
  • No thanks.

0 voters

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I still want to read all her books anyway, so if I can read another one with others, count me in.
Already read: 殺人出産, 丸の内魔法少女ミラクリーナ (soon - 85%), Earthlings (in translation, but I don’t want to repeat it so quickly)

If you pick anything else, I’ll participate.

変半身(かわりみ)is the shortest, but it’s also still pricey

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I need to cut down the number of novels I’m reading simultaneously. Three is too many. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I would absolutely love to but like Belthazar I probably need a month or two to clear out some of the stuff I’m currently reading. If we started May/June I could probably swing it.

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I’d also be down to participate in any Murata book. Earthlings is also excellent, possibly even better than コンビニ, but might we put it up to a poll for our next choice?

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I will first read 魔女の宅急便 (Kiki’s Delivery Service) with the help of the [repeat] book club here.

I would definitely join. I haven’t read any of her other novels yet. 地球星人 sounds great.

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In case anyone’s interested, following Sayaka Murata’s books are now 50% points back for Kindle:

  • マウス
  • 星が吸う水
  • 授乳
  • 殺人出産
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An excellent suggestion! Thanks to @Aislin we already have a nice list:

I think it would also be good to know which of these works have been translated, because it can make it a bit easier to figure out the trickier passages. There is Earthlings (地球星人) and also a few short stories (A Clean Marriage, 清潔な結婚, which features in 殺人出産; and Lover on the Breeze, which I am having trouble tracking down, and Faith, which I am also having trouble tracking down).

Does anyone know of any other translations?

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