Week 2: マリアビートル 🐞 (Advanced Book Club)

Week 2


Start Date Sections Page Numbers Page Count
August 5 王子, 果物, 天道虫 43 - 82 39

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Proper Noun Readings

Proper nouns
Name Reading
木村雄一 きむらゆういち
蜜柑 みかん
檸檬 れもん
峰岸良夫 みねぎしよしお
寺原 てらはら
七尾 ななお
王子慧 おうじさとし

The thing about this sort of multiple point of view book is that I usually find there’s one point of view I’m just going to have to read through to get to the stuff I want to read, and here I suspect it’s going to be the 王子 sections.

Was worth it for that last 天道虫 section though, that was hilarious…


Do you like edgy teenagers that much? :joy:


No, those are the bits I’d rather not have to read, but which are in the way of the good parts…


Not the part which I was afraid to copy and check my understanding elsewhere while reading. I mean how he sees himself as deadly as a shinkansen and says you can’t build a society based on trust.


My god he is evil incarnate, it is painful to read. The rest is hilarious though.


Just finished this week‘s reading, had a look into this week‘s thread then, saw your first post and went: 王子? Who is this again? :upside_down_face: Means I still need some time to get into the flow.

I do not have any favourite character/storyline yet. The 王子 part has been rather sad, so I preferred the other, more humorous ones. But I want to know what will happen next there, too.


I still haven’t read the last section for this week, but 檸檬 and 蜜柑’s sections have been delightful. I’ve also gotten a lot more into the swing of things. Having a bit more context has definitely sped things along.


Hopefully he gets caught up in the hijinks soon enough… it’ll definitely be annoying if he gets to be smug for the whole book.