Advanced Japanese Book Club // Next: アンダーグラウンド

Alrighty, Sunday is the new Saturday, right? :sunglasses:

Off we go with the Poll!!!

Have a look at the List of Proposed Books section in the first post for details on each book. Every book has a difficulty associated with it (based on the book club members’ votes, thus subjective) out of 5, where 1 means “no effort at all” and 5 means “so much effort my head might explode”. The difficulty is annotated in the poll in square brackets after the book’s name.

Do not rely solely on difficulty when making a choice. Please have a look at the nomination posts and text samples if you haven’t already.

Expected reading pace: The proposals fall into two categories, Fast and Hard. We aim to read fast books at 30-50 pages per week and hard books at ~15 pages per week (that number might vary a bit throughout, depending on the book’s breaks and chapters). For manga, depending on difficulty and chapter length, we will probably read one to several chapters per week. The pick’s exact reading schedule will be negotiated before the book club kicks off.

Start of Book Club: After the recent developments in our ongoing Tatami Galaxy club, it turns out that we will start the next book on June 17th (after a one-week break).

Poll duration: The poll will be closed on 2023-05-22T11:00:00Z. You can choose up to 5 options.

  • Fast: クォンタムデビルサーガ アバタールチューナーⅠ [3.13]
  • Fast: マスカレード・ホテル [1.9]
  • Fast: 風の谷のナウシカ [3.13]
  • Fast: 虐殺器官 - Genocidal Organ [3]
  • Fast: 蛇にピアス [2.29]
  • Fast: 感応グラン=ギニョル [3]
  • Fast: 村上海賊の娘 [2.78]
  • Fast: 砂漠 (さばく a campus life) [2.33]
  • Fast: さわらびの譜 [3]
  • Fast: 風が強く吹いている [2.5]
  • Fast: マリアビートル [2.5]
  • Hard: 檸檬 [3.67]
  • Hard: 風立ちぬ [3]
  • Hard: 午後の曳航 [3]
  • Hard: 文字渦 [3.88]

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