雪国 - Snow Country ⛄️❄️ (Advanced Book Club)

Yeah, gives you a break between Honzuki and Spice and Wulf, eh? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Let’s see how the story evolves further! This week comes with a solid 21 pages, but it will get shorter again after that, so don’t worry:

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Here comes the next week :slight_smile:

For those of you who struggled with the amount of text (like, me :roll_eyes:): This week is only 9 pages, so you can safely catch up again and relax a little:

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I have entirely too many ambitions to keep on top of and the description of this book didn’t grab me, but I’m curious how people are finding it so far?

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I like the writing style. It’s much heavier than the light novels I am reading regularly. It makes me truly feel like I’m reading literature.
The setting is interesting, in an historical sense. It’s not a time period I am familiar with.
The main character though. Hm.
Overall, I’d say it’s not something that I would read on my own, but I don’t mind following along the schedule.

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And what time period it is, is it set around the time when the book was published or earlier?

Here is Week 4:


@Aislin Sorry, nobody got back to you yet! The book was published in the 1930’s (as you might know already) and I’d say that it is set around that time, as they already have trains, cars, telegraph, electric light etc. So it’s not a medieval story or something.

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I was wondering if it isn’t a nostalgia callback (from the author’s perspective) to something like late 1800s, especially considering the rural and isolated setting.
But judging from your answer, it seems like there isn’t any specific timestamp to tell. :woman_shrugging:

Thank you!~

I‘m not 100% familiar with when specifically all those things were invented, but late 1800s might be plausible as well. :woman_shrugging: I‘ll keep you posted if we learn more from the story.

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Let’s move on to Week 5: