乳と卵 (Advanced Book Club)

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Welcome to 乳と卵

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Where to buy

Amazon | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We started reading on Sept 18th, 2021.

Week Start Date Chapter / End Phrase End Page Kindle LOC Kindle % Page Count
Week 1 Sept 18th さてしかしこれがさっぱり思い出せない。 44 36
Week 2 Sept 25th 完全に見えなくなる。 77 34
Week 3 Oct 2nd End Story 1. 107 31
Week 4 Oct 9th Story 2: あなたたちの恋愛は瀕死 133 27

(Note: One physical page contains ~83% of the text of one BookWalker “standard page”.)

Discussion Rules

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Are you planning to read 乳と卵 with the book club?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

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If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback

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Hello and welcome to the 乳と卵 book club!

The book is very short and contains two stories (one of about 100 pages, the other of about 25 pages).
I’ve suggested a schedule in the OP. It’s a bit on the harder side, I was told, but still a modern book, therefore I decided to break the first story into three parts. There are plenty of breaks, so it was not hard to find more or less suitable ones. Happy to hear what you think of the schedule, and whether you have better ideas for it!

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Sounds great! Looks like I won’t take a break from the ABC after 人間失格.
Also, you should advertise The Akutagawa Prize Reading Challenge and vice versa :stuck_out_tongue:

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Yay! Good to have you with us :slight_smile:

Hehe, good point! Will do :slight_smile:

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The schedule sounds good to me. Looking forward to crossing another book off the Akutagawa challenge list! (And reading the book of course)

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Mhh, the edition linked on Amazon shows フランス語版 for some reason. Might be a mistake on their end? The preview is in Japanese. Since I’m in France, I’d be pretty upset if I ordered the book all the way from Japan, just to get a french edition >_>

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Huh. Thanks for spotting this! Looks weird indeed. It says “French edition” at the top and “Language: French” at the bottom. But the book title and author are written in Japanese, and if you look at the “look inside” it’s still Japanese though :thinking:

On top of that, there is the Kindle edition page but if you go to “all formats and editions” and select the cheaper of the two paperback options, you get to the “French Edition” page again :exploding_head:

I chatted with Amazon support but they only repeated what’s on the webpage (i.e. that it is French). I asked whether they had additional information to support this, but they basically said they only had the same information that we can see. :woman_shrugging:

My guess would be that it is still a Japanese book, but I’d label this as “buy at your own risk” :cry:

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Thanks for investigating!

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By the way if anybody manages to grab hold of a Japanese paperback (not a French one :sweat_smile:) I’d be grateful for the page numbers of our breaks so that I can add them to the schedule.
Same for Kindle locations and percentages, if anybody is reading on Kindle.
Thanks!

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On the other hand, all the other info (ISBN, publisher, publication date, number of pages) refers to the Japanese edition. This is the French version and all these things are different. As you said: :woman_shrugging:

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あああああああああぁぁあああああア!!
I’ve been wanting to read that book forever.

… Okay, I will find a way to join this club despite life.

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Have you found a way :eyes: ?

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I’m traveling until end of September, but may still join for the last part. A shorter book club might actually suit me better than one going for 2 months+.

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I did end up buying it btw and I can confirm it’s in Japanese.

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Paperback
week 1 pg 44
week 2 pg 77
week 3 pg 107
week 4 pg 133?

If still needed :eyes:

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Not sure that I’ll be able to keep up, I have a lot going on in my life right now, but I bought the ebook, and will start reading next week. ^^

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Thank you! Will add it to the OP tomorrow.

BTW what is the number of the first page?

You’re welcome! pg 9

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Welcome to 乳と卵! Let’s head straight into week 1 - it’s the longest of the four weeks, so I hope we can fully focus on it while we’re still fresh :wink:

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Here is week 2 already!

With this short and fast-paced book, this week will get us to the halfway mark of the whole book, and way past the halfway mark of the first story! Looking forward to hearing what you think about it :slight_smile:

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