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

Week 2

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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
わたる
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
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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…

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Do you like edgy teenagers that much? :joy:

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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