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The Second Coming of Gluttony
May 6, 2019
Status: c85
Tl;dr Well-thought out, very deep MC, I've had to rapidly blink in public to keep from crying at times.

There is an interesting dynamic where the MC is considered trash on Earth and as a rising star in Paradise, the alternate world. The MC isn't trash because he's unlucky or something gimmicky, but because of his own choices. He used to be a kind, great dude, and ruined everything by developing a gambling addiction. At the beginning of the series we see him at his lowest, acting like an absolute bastard.... more>> He's the kind of person you might think the world might be better off without, someone who has fallen too far for redemption.

That's the thing: the author takes this character and has CRAZY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. If anything else, I think this novel teaches us the valuable lesson that even the most depraved people are people, can feel remorse, and can be redeemed. <<less
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caerulex
caerulex rated it
The Novel’s Extra
January 7, 2019
Status: c207
This is absolutely one of the best webnovels/serials I have ever read. I have read Coiling Dragon, Desolate Era, I Shall Seal The Heavens, A Will Eternal, and many others I have dropped because they didn't suit my tastes.

This novel is quite different from all of them.

It's different in an amazing way: the characters feel incredibly relevant and alive. There is fantastic storytelling and the MC, as well as the supporting cast, are fleshed out in an unprecedented fashion. All characters seem relevant and a name you see mentioned briefly... more>> may very well come back again. There is a lot of high-quality (almost soap-opera grade) drama that is also very well-done.

I initially hesitated to read this because I didn't like the novel's premise (author sent into his own unfinished book). When I did start it (because of the glowing reviews), I felt like the first chapter or so was slow; however, as soon as Kim Hajin (the MC) syncs with his laptop (which happens almost at the very beginning, so no spoiler), the action starts and doesn't stop.

I'd recommend this book to people who love books with a central OP protagonist, especially since Kim Hajin has a greater purpose (making sure his novel ends well and escaping it) vs just getting stronger for the sake of strength alone (like many cultivation novels). <<less
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