消滅世界 ☠️ Book Club ・ Week 4

消滅世界 ・ Week 4

Week 4 30 April 2022
End page 82
End loc (Kindle) 789
End phrase 再び台所へと向かった
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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?

I don’t get why they’re whinging so much about having to date people. Can’t they just… not? No one would be worse off for it, right? It’s not even like in other Murata novels, where there is at least some societal pressure to have kids, because in this universe the matter of having kids is completely separate from dating people.

「お母さんの愚痴を聞きにわざわざ横浜まで来るほど暇じゃないのよ」
Bit harsh!

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Maybe it’s a social pressure on its own?

I’m interested what’s going on in Chiba, I’m sure we will find out soon.

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I guess that makes sense! Our society has that expectation as well, I think, that everyone either has or wants a partner. And if they look at marriage as more of a ‘brother/sister/we are family’ sort of relationship in this story’s universe, it wouldn’t be so weird that they’d expect everyone to be looking for romantic love through dating.

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