Week 3: マリアビートル 🐞 (Advanced Book Club)

Week 3


Start Date Sections Page Numbers Page Count
August 12 木村, 果物, 天道虫 83 - 119 36

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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

We learned a bit more about 木村 and his son, which was good to know, but, well… let us say I am glad the kid is not on the train and we are talking about past events here. Makes it easier. I hope, though, that going forward we will not read too many more shocking details with regard to the son’s fate other than we know already. I doubt I would want to continue reading if I had to cope with detailed depictions of (intended or real) cruelty against children for extended periods of time. We will see.

The other two chapters were ok, but not as enjoyable for me as the ones in the previous weeks. Do not know why. :thinking:


My theory is it’s because bloody 王子 turned up in everybody else’s chapters


You might have a point here! Had not even thought of that, but might very well be the reason.


At least it is highly unlikely that I forget his name again. :laughing: