夜市 (Night Market)

Based on the last line of the week, some Chekov’s gun is about to get fired.

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The penultimate week of this story! For once, there seems to be no spoiler in the last sentence of the week.

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Last week of the first story. It’s kinda surprising that the titular story of the book is taking less than half of it, but I guess it happens?

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I must confess I’ve been reading a pirated copy for the last few weeks, but my physical version just arrived (along with two more books by the same author; really enjoying his style) and it’s surprising how much more there is to go! I guess since we’re reaching the end of the titular story I expected us to be closer to the end of the book overall, not that I’m complaining.

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Yes, it also surprised me when making the schedule that the titular story was less than half of the whole book… I guess it was made this way since it’s the more popular of the two? But if that’s the case, it’s a bit worrying for the remainder of the club :sweat_smile:

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Well, time to figure out how good it actually is!

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New thread is up! I guess things are going to start getting weird.

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Are the main characters going to die a horrible death? Probably not!

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Big fan of the sensationalist weekly introductions. :slight_smile:

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@Naphthalene

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THIS WEEK on 古道!
\text{The horrible TRUTH is revealed}
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AND A THOUSAND ELEPHANTS!*

*No insurance is given with respect to the presence, or lack thereof, of elephants. The house may not be held accountable for loss, injuries or other damages resulting from an incorrect number of elephants.

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This week, life is pain.
No, that has nothing to do with the content of the book

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This week in 夜市, @Belerith is allowed to remember.

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Which ones did you pick? I also like his style, and I’m keeping an eye on 金色の獣、彼方に向かう (which contains 4 short stories).

Maybe we should propose another one of his books in the club?

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秋の牢獄 and 雷の季節の終わりに. To be honest I just added them on a whim without looking into them too much. It always feels a little wasteful to pay a shipping fee that’s 3x the actual order.

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Somehow I either didn’t know or forgot that 雷の季節の終わりに was from the same author despite starting it around the time 夜市 was chosen and knowing it was from the same horror imprint. :sweat_smile:

I had to put it on hold for a while since my reading time took a hit over the past couple of months for various reasons and I’m barely keeping up with book clubs but I’m looking forward to getting back to it.

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Well, here’s the penultimate week. Will they reach their destination? Was it inside their heart all along?

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And that’s a wrap folks!

I’ll post a satisfaction poll in the next few days.

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Looks like almost everyone still reading along is done, so satisfaction poll time!

Have you read 夜市?

  • I finished 夜市
  • I’m still reading 夜市 but plan on finishing it
  • I don’t plan to finish 夜市
  • I never even started 夜市

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If you read the book, how would you rate it on a 5 point scale? (1-hated it, 5-loved it)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Unsure / Didn’t finish

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If you read the book, how would you rate its difficulty on a 5 point scale? (1-slept walked through it, 5-felt like swimming through solid rock)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Unsure / Didn’t finish

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As a bonus, let’s have a look at participation.
yoichi
(Well, that’s not great in dark mode, but anyway)

It seems like we didn’t have much attrition at all! Roughly 46% of the people who started reading the book made it to the end (okay, that’s a bit of attrition, but nowhere near what we had recently). If we look only at finishing the titular story, we get 82%!!
There’s a drop in comments on the first week of 風の古道, which makes sense, but otherwise things have been fairly consistent.

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My first intermediate book! Really enjoying the experience. I have slowed down because of Kiki’s, but I’m determined to finish it, the story got me hooked. I think the numbers are great too! :smiley:

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