Week 20: 博士の愛した数式 - The Housekeeper and the Professor 🎓🧮 [END]

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Week 20


Start Date: Jan 30th
Previous Part: Week 19


Week Start Date End Phrase End Page End Percentage Page Count
Week 20 Jan 30th [End Chapter 11] 282 98% 13

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I already read this part last week because I thought the club was way further along :sweat_smile:
I really enjoyed the book. It was beautifully written and quite easy to read (especially compared to 雪国 which I was reading concurrently). Everything was described quite clearly. Learning about maths in Japanese was cool; baseball, well, still not really interested in it :joy:

The book had many 切ない moments. This week especially, it felt like (it’s the ending after all). Root becoming a maths teacher was just beautiful.
I also liked the fact that 博士 doesn’t die until the end. I was actually expecting him to die during / immediately after the party last week. So my expectations were 裏切られた in a good way.
The ending felt really peaceful. Not overly dramatic, but still sad and simply 切ない…
I also liked that the 未亡人 became friends/acquaintances with our 家政婦さん in the end. :blush:


Agree with everything. A really nice slow train pulling into the station. I’m definitely going to read more of 小川洋子.

Also, 博士 wearing the 江夏 card around his neck was the most heartwarming thing ever.