消滅世界 ☠️ Book Club ・ Week 11

消滅世界 ・ Week 11

Week 11 18 Jun 2022
End page 206
End loc (Kindle) 2064
End phrase 今か今かと待ち望んだ
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  • I’m reading along (I’ve read no further than the end of this week’s section)
  • I’ll catch up soon (I haven’t yet finished last week’s section)
  • I’m reading ahead (I’ve read beyond the end of this week’s section)
  • I’ve read this book already but I’m here for discussion
  • I have no intention of catching up or the club has already finished, but I’m using the forums as reference

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Vocab Sheet

Anybody should feel free to add to the vocab sheet. Read the guidelines on the first sheet- even if a word is not yet included you can use the spreadsheet as a tool to get help.

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  1. Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  2. Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  3. Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading need to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as such.

Discussion Questions

Feel free to use these questions as a framework or a starting point for responses. I also encourage people to post their own discussion questions!

  1. What sentence/passage gave you the most difficulty? Feel free to request some help, or if you figured it out on your own break it down for the rest of us!
  2. What was your favorite new vocab word from this week’s reading?
  3. Was there any passage that you found particularly intriguing? Did it resonate with you (either positively or negatively)? Was it surprising? Offer any insight or new perspective? Was it just beautifully written?

Well, I was wrong.

All these descriptions remind me of The Giver by Lois Lowry - however the kids are raised by families there, but every family is arranged by the town leaders. Feels like this is the collectivist counterpart of that.

The ‘petting the children in the park’ scene reminded me a lot of when I went to feed the deer in Nara, right down to the sanctioned snacks :stuck_out_tongue: Which I guess is the point lol

Still wondering what the hell they’re even doing there.

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「子供ちゃん」の身体は白アスパラのような柔らかさ :rofl:

That whole scene with the feeding was pretty funny. Really felt and probably looked like they were feeding deer, yeah.

Still unsure what’s going on. We’re like 70% into the book and still not really anything big or too crazy happened :thinking:

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