今はもうない - Switch Back

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This book is Volume 8 of the Saikawa & Moe (S&M) Series Book Club. Join the Saikawa & Moe (S&M) Series Book Club here!

Despite of this, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to read it without knowing the other volumes. Of course we learned about the main protagonists’ backgrounds in previous books, but usually there is a quick recap in each volume that covers the most important points. Character development is also very slow because each volume’s main focus is on a given criminal case and not on the life of the people around it, and the cases themselves have been totally unrelated so far. In any case, if you are wondering about anything while reading this book, you are of course free to ask and somebody can fill you in.

Where to buy

Amazon | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We started reading on March 16, 2024.

Week Start Date Chapter Page Count
Week 1 Mar 16 意味のない - Ch. 1.4 ~70
Week 2 Mar 23 Ch. 1.5 - Ch. 1.10 ~68
Week 3 Mar 30 Ch. 1.11 - Ch. 1 end ~76
Week 4 Apr 06 必要のない - Ch. 2.4 ~63
Week 5 Apr 13 Ch. 2.5 - Ch. 2.11 ~72
Week 6 Apr 20 Ch. 2.12 - Ch. 2 end ~67
Week 7 Apr 27 重要でない - Ch. 3 end ~67
Week 8 May 04 なくてもいい・最終幕・まったく余分な (- end of book) ~56

Discussion Rules

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter(s) and any content in future chapters.
  • When asking for help, please mention the chapter and page number. Also mention what version of the book you are reading.
  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarrassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
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Member List

Are you planning to read 今はもうない - Switch Back 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 our next 森博嗣 book!

I had a look at the chapter lengths, and this time Mori really plays some nasty tricks on us :rofl:

My page count estimates look like this:

Chapter name ~ Length
意味のないプロローグ 24
第一幕 195
必要のない幕間 18
第二幕 185
重要でない幕間 16
第三幕 50
なくてもいい幕間 18
最終幕 16
まったく余分なエピローグ 21

:exploding_head:

My plan would be to combine the prologue and the 幕間 with the following chapter, breaking up the longer ones into three weeks each, and adding the epilogue to the last week. That would give us 8 weeks of 60-70(ish) pages per week. (Will add details once we get to a rough agreement.)

What do you think?

  • Sounds good to me
  • I have another idea (please explain)
  • I would prefer to read fewer pages per week
  • I would prefer to read more pages per week
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OK, in the club’s home thread nobody seriously complained about starting mid-March (@Jfredel78 we trust in your ability to catch up! @BadPlayer thanks for your patience as always :+1:) so I declare this book club to start on

March 16th, 2024

I will set up a schedule next week or so, according to what I sketched above.

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I’ve updated the OP with a reading schedule. The page counts are derived from the ebook, so I consider them a rough estimate, but I don’t think it matters for this group either way. See you in March! :upside_down_face:

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Let’s gooo!! :partying_face:

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And, with almost no delay :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth: we are live! :tada:

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Week 2 is here!
sorry for the delay :roll_eyes:

I finished the other book I was reading, so catch-up begins tomorrow!

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Sorry for the delay (again) :disappointed:

Here is Week 3 which will take us to the end of the first chapter:

Posting week 4 a bit early for a change :grin:

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Getting ever earlier with the new thread :crazy_face:

Truth be told, I will be quite busy from tomorrow, so I figured I’d better post a bit earlier :grin:

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