🏠 Week 3 | NHKにようこそ! 📺

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Reading Schedule

Week Chapter From - To (Paperback) From - To (Hardback) # of Pages (Paperback)
3 3 39 - 66 35-58 27

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You could almost feel sorry for him. :rofl: :see_no_evil:

Any chance you could add the hardcover pgs in to the table? It’s 35 - 58. I forgot they were different for a few minutes and was like ???

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Whoops, sorry about that. Will do!

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Done!

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I definitely feel bad for him for being in such an anguished mental state all the time… but also I’m reaaaaally hoping the narration shifts soon, cuz 45 pgs (where my section 1 ends) of this guy mentally lashing out at himself and everyone else (even though he’s really trying to improve things) is seriously wearing on me

Edit: finished this week’s reading, and looked up some reviews, and have concluded this book’s just not for me :frowning: . It’s possible that some of what I don’t like gets better, but the book hasn’t convinced me of this after 3 chapters, so I’m gonna move on (that leaves me 4/5 with dropped book clubs :sweat_smile: ). It seems like the plot could become interesting, but I kind of hate the narration style and focus.

In any case, I hope others enjoy it more than I did! If anyone (preferably in the US) wants my copy of the hardback, shoot me a message, and I’ll mail it to you.

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One thing I was confused by in part 1: was he actually screaming and banging on his neighbor’s walls, or was that just in his head?

Also does anyone know what the weird character that looks like > with だくてん is?

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It’s a repeat sign but since it’s つづく it needed the ゛

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I’ve been wondering about that character since I’m watching a drama that also has that in the title.

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It’s called 踊り字 if you want to look it up. It’s more common in kanji form 々 or older texts.

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I haven’t finished this week yet, but so far I am really enjoying the writing style and even the being in his head part. Sorry to see you go, but yeah, not every book is for everyone. :+1: DNFing early on is def a bigbrain move. (one I still need to learn. :melting_face:)

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I just have no patience lol… It’s a problem even with things I enjoy :sweat_smile:

In any case, life’s too short to read unnecessarily frustrating fiction. Hope you continue to enjoy it though :slight_smile:

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I’ve definitely seen the kanji form before. I just didn’t realize there was a kana form of it!

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Week 4 is open and I haven’t finished week 3 yet. :see_no_evil:

I wonder if he snaps out of it at some point or gets diagnosed with some mental health thing, because imo he is having a full blown paranoia break. If he was family/friend and saying his thoughts out loud, I’d be calling an ambulance.

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あのコタツの陰あのあたり ゴキブリの何ぞ隠れたる

new fear unlocked… tywm… :scream:

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