君の膵臓をたべたい (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) Book Discussion


#181

Yeah, that’s a valid approach. I just know that in my experience it’s usually a more rewarding experience to push through rather than getting hung up on the minutia. That being said, do what is best for you.

If I’m not mistaken, there is no frequency toggle. It’s purely sorted by order of occurence.


#182

FloFlo now has 君の膵臓をたべたい! : )

I’ve updated the main page with links as well. So now everyone has two sources to get their vocabulary from! No excuses! :stuck_out_tongue:


#183

I MADE IT!!! (finally!)

I’m so slow!! :rofl: Seriously, I’ve barely had any time to read, but I’ve finally made it and I’m so proud and it’s only be second book that I finished in Japanese and I can finally join your ranks. /rant over/

Just...everything

I just read through the thread again (this time with all the spoilery bits) and I really just agree with most that’s been said. Especially the little details you talked about @sloa123.
I actually also agree with @Naphthalene about how it’s quite nice that there’s a relationship that isn’t romantic and just as, if not more important to the people involved. And also while I see the point that it’s a boy learns to live through girl’s death kinda story, I also just think that the learning curve went both ways. I think they both equally benefitted from knowing and spending time with each other. I personally prefer that most relationship’s in the book were platonic and that the focus wasn’t on romance.
I’ve been looking for a book where a girl and a boy can simply be friends (although I suppose there was some sort of … something romantic there somehow.

I also agree with you, @lopicake that they should have just made her be in love with her best friend. Just go there. I don’t think it would have actually changed that much, except for give some readers some satisfaction. And I guess to just make a point.

As for the ending, I loved it. For the reasons stated above about platonic relationships. When Sakura died without getting together with Haruki, I was kinda worried (some part of me secretly hoping while being hated by my love-well-written-and-different-plots-part) that he would get together with Kyouko. I was so happy that it just simply stayed like that (so I guess I did get my book in which a girl and a boy are simply friends, in some way).

Not sure what else to say except that this was a much more satisfying read than Toki wo kakeru shoujo (too lazy to change my keyboard) and I’m already planning to reread it when I’m more advanced to see whether I can catch more nuances. Definitely recommend!

Whew I’m done now. If you read through all of the spoilery bits, well done, it was a bit of a wall :joy: