Hazure Skill ‘Mapping’ wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Saikyou Party to Tomo ni Dungeon ni Idomu

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‘Mapping’.

For his 15th birthday, Note is gifted this inferior version of the skills ‘World Map’ and ‘Area Map’. In other words, a tr*sh skill.

Soon after, Note’s childhood friend obtains extremely powerful skills and due to his self-loathing, reluctantly decides to part ways.

Having driven away the childhood friend he secretly had feelings for, he lives his days in misery while trying to earn a daily income through adventuring.

“…We need that skill of yours.”

However, his life changes when a young man named Jin approaches him.

This is a story of a boy named Note, who—with no cheats or skills of his own—joins a party full of the strongest cheat-like skills and sweats, fights, and struggles his way to dungeon domination. A story of that kind of growth.

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After obtaining the trash skill 'Mapping' I challenged a dungeon together with the strongest party
Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party
外れスキル【地図化】を手にした俺は、最強パーティーと共にダンジョンに挑む
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SimonsaysLOL
SimonsaysLOL rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: --
Not good, read the raws and the story was pretty generic.
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MC splits with the childhood friend and is then invited to join a group of dungeon divers who want to conquer the dungeon w/e. Along that way the MC learns to use his skill, sets goals to reach for, and even finds new girl in party. Reading the raws I felt the story was rather boring, theres not much interesting events and it kind of blows by pretty quickly overall.

i don't understand the hate for the childhood friend by raltzero, even without reading the raws the "breakup" wasn't all that bad. It wasn't like they were lovers and she went and f*cked another guy. The childhood friend using a cold voice was more like resolving herself to not take pity anymore and carry on with their relationship. Reading the raws and in later translated chapters you'll see the split wasn't unjustified simply because of MC underestimated skill. The MC was basically a loser throughout their friendship together. The childhood fiend is attractive and had combat skill, sought to make a better life for herself outside the village. MC however had zero ambition, no life goals, or any things like that. He spent all his time daydreaming about his friend and following her around. The childhood friend in turn would take care of the MC, carrying him through their travels, basically the MC was dead weight and the childhood friend should have been applauded for even putting up with him for so long, probably because of long time friendship such and such. The MC would leave everything to his friend to deal with, be it fighting, or cooking, it was more that he saw her as more his mother than a companion/partner. This realization comes to him as he works with his new party and seeing what a lazy f*ck he was before his "breakup" with his crush. So this isn't an opinion of mine, he actual looks back at himself in shame. And yes the the "tr*sh" skill also played a role, but mostly because the MC had zero ambition to do anything for himself, and left his skill unpracticed. The childhood friend effectively became a mother at adolescence with another mouth to feed. The breakup was the best thing for both of them, as the MC staying together with her would have held her back and his lack of manhood would have left him a babbling child for as long as they remained together. Honestly could you start a love relationship with someone who you have to take care of on a day to day basis, not because that person is handicapped but because they are a child and shows no sign of maturing, would you marry a emotionally and mentally eternal five year old.

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raltzero
raltzero
July 11, 2017
Status: c1
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    Aye, let's be honest. There's only one chapter, but the childhood friend is a b*tch.
    I mean, I get that the MC rolled a tr*sh skill and all, but it's written that the childhood friend said that they should split from adventuring in a voice that 'was calm and cold'.

    Now this tells me that their dream of being famous adventurers was just something that the MC wholeheartedly wished for and that the childhood friend was planning on using him if he had a good skill. Which I can understand, because that's how it goes in the "real world"; if you have skills, you're wanted and vice versa.

    But in the end, they're childhood friends, so how can you do that to someone you've known for a few years? It would've been acceptable if she had done it nicely and dropped hints here and there since he was clearly on cloud nine, but damn gurl.

    Anyway, enough about the betrayal, and more onto 'Mapping'. Mapping is an extremely useful skill, though the author describes it as tr*sh through the MC's perspective.

    How? Here's how.

    First:

    'Mapping'

    Rarity: SR (Super Rare)

    Slot cost: 3

    Effect:

    The ability to map up to a 1000 metre radius around a previously traversed point within the brain and store it as knowledge.

    and:

    'World Map'

    Rarity: UR (Ultra Rare)

    Slot cost: 3

    Effect:

    The ability to map up all areas of this world within the brain and store it as knowledge.

    At first, from what you can see from the descriptions, Mapping

    is a tr*sh skill. I mean, who would want a Mapping skill in a world where there's a skill called 'World Map', right? But here's where the loophole comes in: 'World Map' is for "this world" whereas Mapping is for probably for "all" places since it doesn't include the words "this world".

    Depending on how the author plays it out, it might be that dungeons aren't considered part of "this world" or there may be multiple worlds. Thus, Mapping can definitely become an overpowered skill if utilized correctly.

    If this is true, then the childhood friend screwed up since she'll definitely become a strong adventurer who'll venture to these places. But, she's only what, 15 (Age isn't mentioned except in synopsis) ?

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    As of chapter 2, I'm starting to think that the MC was a dick, but who wouldn't be? I can understand why the childhood friend did what she did, but I can also understand the feelings of the MC.

    When you're party or partnered up with someone vastly more talented than you, you either react by: a) Knowing that since your partner is way more talented, you accept it and try to do your best

    OR b) Compare yourself to partner and drown in sorrow due to realizing how inferior you are and develop an inferiority complex.

    I know there are many other ways to react to this sort of situation, but I believe these two are the usual reactions.

    In this case, the MC took route b. This would inevitably create some friction or unseen discord, causing the two to split and go their separate ways. And it did.

    However, in chapter 2, it also revealed that my prediction in chapter 1 should be 99.99% correct. It describes dungeons as spaces that didn't originate from his 'Earth', so only his Mapping skill should be able to work there. World Map only works in "this world", thus not dungeons that aren't from "this world".

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SimonsaysLOL, it just makes me angery when it's a bit too savage. But hey, whatever floats your boat. I'll probably be back in a few years thinking wtf did I write.
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Kevadu
Kevadu
August 16, 2017
Status: c17
I like it!

Let's be clear about what this novel isn't: It's not some reincarnation BS power fantasy. Thank god. There are enough of those already. Really, it has a bit of an old school adventure feel to it. It's very character focused, not just on the protagonist but the side characters as well. But they are interesting, well-written characters.

The main character finds out he has a skill widely regarded as tr*sh. He wallows in self-pity for a while because of that fact and he feels truly pathetic. His childhood friend... more>> leaves him (and she is completely right to given the way he was acting) and he wallows in self-pity some more. It's OK though, because that's really just the setup and he eventually pulls his sh*t together. Really, pulling one's sh*t together might be the theme of this novel.

In most Japanese web novels any main character given a tr*sh skill seems to eventually discover that it's the most powerful skill in the world and everyone else was just using it wrong. That doesn't happen here... but he does discover that there are certain very specific circumstances under which his skill is actually pretty useful. Though he still doesn't have any real combat power so to make the most of it he needs to be in a party with more conventional types. Which is a great setup, really, because we get to meet other interesting characters and they actually have to work together.

Really this novel--while not exactly doing anything grand or particularly original--feels like a rare gem in the field of modern copycat Japanese web novels. It's fun and relatable, but there are still plenty of good old-fashioned fantasy adventure elements. If you go in with the right expectations you should enjoy it. <<less
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SunsetChaos
SunsetChaos rated it
July 13, 2017
Status: c3
I agree with SimonsaysLOL about the childhood friend though I don't know much about her. The childhood friend did say she'll basically protect him and they'll become first class adventure together. Guess that's all talk but whatever, she's pretty much a brief side character to set the stage imo. The story basically jumps ahead past the part where he got abandoned anyways.

I only read these few chapters and it's not bad or generic imo. It's not like he was betrayed and abandoned to die in a dungeon and then he... more>> becomes op or whatever cliche, his friend just left. MC doesn't have strong op powers like other stories, he's just really weak compared to everyone else. I feel like it has potential as long as MC continues to grow and not end up like a typical MC. <<less
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jacobpaige
jacobpaige rated it
October 21, 2017
Status: --
If you've read/seen enough JP stuff to know what a loli tsundere is, then there will be nothing new for you here. Its just one big ball of cliche's. There's some good stuff mixed in, but its mostly just the author moving down a checklist of JP anime/light novel cliches.
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apatel190
apatel190 rated it
August 27, 2020
Status: c40
Honestly confused with the number of 4/5 reviews

The initial premise is decent we have a MC that gets sh*tted on by the world by obtaining a sh*t skill and then gets abandoned and then he works in a group where his skills are wanted/useful

Unfortunately the harem elements heavily out-ways the story and all the girls in his group are absolutely ret*rded and makes the novel extremely unbearable to read. The only girl that's not ret*rded is the MC's childhood friend for ditching him early. The MCs also a low-key d*ck... more>> and someone that gets triggered by very trivial conversations.

The main focus early on should be on the MC's growth
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but instead we get arcs dedicated to increasing the harem or character growth of a harem member where they then fall in love with the MC after being saved

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In one arc theres a promiscuous girl who seduces guys to get what she wants, shes very cliche and arguably the most ret*rded and annoying of all the girls in the novel. At the end of the arc she ends up in the group and has fallen for our MC (very original *cough cough*)

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In another arc one of the girls from the group reveals to the MC that she initially hated him because hes weak but tries his hardest while she was born with strong abilities but barely puts in any effort (WTF)

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This is 5 stars if you are 12 years old and suffer from Japanese wish fulfilment syndrome <<less
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S.D.
S.D. rated it
November 7, 2018
Status: c28
It's not bad, totally not bad! Definitely worth more than it's current 3.7, so giving it 5 stars. Sadly current translation seems to be abandoned a year ago.

Good thing about it is that even though there are "Game Elements" author doesn't feed you with chapter-long status screens and long-ish skill explanations. Tr*sh skill "mapping" doesn't suddenly revealed to be a super overpowered skill that noone knew how to use, more like it turned out there is a specific use for this skill and there is demand, which motivated our MC... more>> to train to be useful to people who appreciate his skill. I haven't noticed any major plot holes or deus ex machinas, everything is pretty logical. <<less
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Not Red Yet
Not Red Yet rated it
January 12, 2021
Status: v2
It was interesting until it forced the harem and romance onto the MC.

MC trying his best to be useful and such but here comes the two female party members that get forced onto him.

One was a sl*t (dated many man and translation even said she let herself go in the lust, yet still a virgin/never kissed, how does that work? ((maybe sh*t translation)) who flirts with many men until MC supposedly is the only one who sees her for who she really is a party wrecking twat, so now... more>> we have her who is always on the MC.

The other one wanted him to leave the party from the beginning because he tried to be useful with his ‘tr*sh’ skill and put in effort while she doesn’t put in any effort with her good skills.

The girl Erin ruined the novel for me, I didn’t mind her annoying self until
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They get trapped in the 20th floor, that’s when this novel turns into sh*t for me. She turns into a useless character in despair for no reason and wants to give up and die instead of living. That was mildly annoying but what takes the cake is how she tells the MC she has a worse backstory and failed harder than him which is laughable since hers is just her being bullied (her personality was the problem since she is an annoying woman) and while she had one friend she bullied her when she found out about her amazing skills, Said friend quit school and gave up magic even though she stated she loved it. The killer is how the MC feels sympathetic for her and starts feeling attracted and wanting to date her and the same goes for her. I’ll put something 10 pages later, , , ,

“Okay, then... I want a boyfriend.”
“That’s not what I thought you were going to say...”
“But I’ve never had a boyfriend before, so I want to know what it’s like. I want to experience love for myself.”
“Then I’ll help you find it.”
“That’s not what I thought you were going to say...”
What? What did she want to hear then? Did she want me to refuse her after all, or...?
“What about you, Note? Is there something you want to do once we get out of here?”
“Yeah, lots of things. I might even want a girlfriend myself...” “What, really?” Erin asked with a laugh...
And I was drawn into laughing right along with her.
“Is it that weird?” I asked, still laughing.
“No, it isn’t. It just made me happy, that’s all. I’ll help you find love too, Note.”
“Thanks. It’s always reassuring to know you’ve got my back, Erin.” “Mm... I’ve basically already gotten what I wanted.”
Our hands brushed against one another, gently coming to rest on top of each other... and I couldn’t help thinking it would be nice if our feelings connected the same way.

the forced romance like that made me check to see if I was reading a Chinese novel with how bad that sh*t was.

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Long rant short, Decent until the forced romance kicked in, romance always ruins novels these days sadly. <<less
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TimeVoid
TimeVoid rated it
April 27, 2020
Status: c44
Ugh, I feel that I just cannot continue to read beyond chapter 44. It might be just my own frustration, I just cannot believe that MC suddenly paired up with Erin (the magician girl). It just wrong in many levels, as for previous chapters the MC is lacking on both physically and mentally which lead the MC training regiment with Jin and Force for the sake self - development and preparedness for diving into dungeon. Yet, as suddenly arrived at chapter 44 it becomes a confession moment to the point... more>> that the previous chapters (42, 43) were just a wasting time about rant and past regrets of Erin which truly that to the point MC like "woah she is just like me, perhaps now is the time to confess to each other" like an idiot while he treat others like strangers. Shame on you author, dropped. <<less
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DeirdreH
DeirdreH rated it
June 8, 2020
Status: c70
This is amazing. Finally a Japanese protagonist who isn't infinitely dense. There's a limit to his denseness and the circumstances in the story move beyond that limit.

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Speaking of which, if we trace the root of their problem, then it would be me. It's quite embarrassing to mention it by myself, but these two girls are competing for me.......

But what if I misunderstand all of this?....... That would be super embarrassing.......

There will be no end if I keep thinking negatively, so let's consider that they are fighting because of me.

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This novel was great until Note and Erin escaped from the labyrinth. That was the high point of the series and the author should have stopped there. The story has been in a state of continual decline ever since. <<less
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Revent
Revent rated it
May 13, 2020
Status: c99
I have caught up to the end of raw and now cliff hanged after the meeting with princess....

I've caught up with raw and to point out something special about this novel... it would be that the MC here is a great reference point of being a normal average MC VS all other op MC or weak MC in other fantasy adventure novels out there

Although the story set in a fantasy world with magic swords and dungeons, the characters in the novel make very realistic and likeable decisions so no one... more>> would drop it feeling disappointed.... unless if you are brainwashed too much that

  • MC has to be overpowered, has to power up in three chapters after lucky encounter with a mysterious old man who is about to die and desperately in need of a disciple, or
  • picking up a dragon-slaying heaven defying ancient sword after being bullied by tr*sh filler characters, or
  • a mysterious fairy pet that helps him in his head on what to do from a magic lamp in an old antique shop
The only point that make me keep biting my tongue is MC is still a virgin despite having such spicy FLs around him <<less
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eristo
eristo rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: c49
This novel had quite an impact on me because of it's recurring theme, which is about getting back on your feet after a setback, and I have been down for a long time now, I really needed this push.

I wish the time-skips could be written better, I know it would be boring to read a lifeless person's daily life or someone's repetitive training, but I didn't feel any of his struggle and effort.

The MC is putting a lot of effort after he got back on his feet, maybe it's because... more>> of the time-skip but I feel he improved too fast, there is no way he would be that useless (he hadn't acquired any skill despite all the adventuring he has done) if he was that talented (he easily got insanely good at the skills he learned), on the other hand I also acknowledge that even a talented person would stagnate if he doesn't put effort.

I don't like harem, but there are enough hints it's going to happen.

despite all the negatives, I still like a lot and give 5 stars,

An other novel with similar theme is Mushoku Tensei, but it also focus on many other things, so this theme appear not so frequently <<less
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Cinque-39
Cinque-39 rated it
April 24, 2020
Status: c52
I really like how this novel turned out to be! I honestly was just reading to relax and have a bit of fun, and it surprised me how it turned out to be! I wasn't expecting much and was just hoping for Note to put some sort of effort! I was just joining cause I saw it was getting actively translated and the synopsis piqued my interest.

I still don't know exactly what happened with his childhood friend; I guess he was just not putting any effort into anything and one... more>> day they just decided to kick him out.
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She seemed pretty tolerant and hopeful, but yea...

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Basically the difference between his skill and the other mapping ones is that his skill can be used in dungeons and "other worlds". The world and area map only work in their world. Honestly, the mapping skill is still quite useful, so I'm not sure why he was so depressed, hell even the rank was like Rare something, I think? But yea he countered that by saying something like that rarity doesn't matter because that's a tr*sh skill that wasn't handed out for a long time.

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Moving on, I like how he started putting effort into learning techniques (? to me, they seem like skills but they are different from skills you are gifted with. The difference is, that you can learn them.) The main reason for his change was his party; more specifically, his party member who acted like a tsundere; her harsh words kept pushing him on to work harder. Though there's a twist later on and her behaviour is explained which makes me correct myself by stating that she wasn't acting like a tsundere at that time...

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Sup10101
Sup10101 rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: c29
i really enjoyed this novel. But to much focus on the MC relationship with his childhood friend but I understand that’s character building and his motivation to get stronger. Unfortunate the translations stopped a over year ago. I came back to this novel several times now remembering how much I enjoyed it and hoping someone would pick it up. ✌️
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lollipopmixclo9
lollipopmixclo9 rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c28
I've caught up with the most recent translations, and honestly, I find this story's plot to be attractive. I mean, there are hints of things that may lead to clichéd events, but the way they are portrayed is very interesting.

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I mean there's a bathtub scene with one of the oldest girls in the group, but I like the fact that the main character didn't overly exaggerate and just kept calm.

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He literally kept calm enough to deceive the girl which I find adorable because of their relationship XD

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I also find the main character to be tolerable as he is someone who is very hardworking and dedicated into changing himself for the better. I mean, it is only natural to be so impatient on progress when the people who've helped you and gave you a lifeline are people who are born with gifted talents and went through so much experience.

He may have been portrayed as a loser at first (, anyway, don't we all?), yet even so, compared to all the characters I've seen in the story, he's the one who've improved thus far and if anyone's curious, read through around Roslia arc (maybe ch10 to ch18)

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This story are for anyone interested in reading slice-of-life with moderate speed of plot and adventure, and it is for anyone interested on watching a boy grow into a dependable person. Therefore, I hope there will be anyone out there to continue to amazing story! (๑'ᴗ'๑) <<less
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Scyferine8878
Scyferine8878 rated it
November 24, 2020
Status: c47
It is kinda enjoyable bcus of fighting scenes but this story really focus on the harem and it is a completely bullsh*t just a generic harem story I agree to what SimonsaysLol. Im not gonna dissapointed in author but in myself since I put so much hope and expectations on the author.. I can't go on to the next chapter since I feel it is a waste of my time..
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Potla
Potla rated it
September 1, 2020
Status: c65
Harem fantasy novels are usually either a hit or miss. This one is a miss.

It's a miss in several different levels. First, I don't like the MC. He starts off being a royal PITA and remains a royal PITA throughout the story progression. Guess most people will agree with how he was terrible in the beginning, but even later, his character doesn't improve a lot.

Second, the author is too greedy... you can't force everyone to topple their flags one after the other by progressing the story in such a generic... more>> way. Moreover, the intent of the story progression is so blatant that my brain has been internally bleeding for a while.

Third, the heroines are brain-dead for liking such an MC and not taking any decisive action by themselves.
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If I had a promise with someone and that person ignored it and increased the affinity with other girls, I'd be mad. How can you even accept such a character and want to gain their favor?

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Sorry Note, but I'm dropping your story. I still gave you a 3/5 because the fight scenes were actually fun to read. I think it's time for me to take a break from harem fantasy titles to cool down. <<less
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qanatoz
qanatoz rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: c28
After reading it I understand why people hate/like it. It is good abd because of mix of some genre it may be hated by bunch of people. I want more. Someone translate it.
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ChaosLightning
ChaosLightning rated it
January 12, 2021
Status: v1c18
This story is okay. The main character is great because he isn't perfect, but he's starting to grow into a better person. But this is hindered when you think about the skills in this world. Sure, learning skills isn't as good as being born with them in this world, but you can improve. Personally, if he had gone to improve himself, gained some small but still helpful skills and then been abandoned and spiraled into self-pity, it would make more sense. You would still have him need to get his... more>> sh*t together but not be entirely useless. I actually enjoyed when the main character surprises them by having learned three skills at once. The harem aspect isn't great but honestly if they were to stick with the 2 girls (I know they won't), it would be fine. Overall It's an OK series so far. <<less
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silentbypass
silentbypass rated it
August 27, 2020
Status: --
In my opinion, this novel is amazing with distinctive plots. I was hooked on this series since reading the manga. Even though comparing to manga, the novel was a little different but I think it is still very worth reading. MC character has his background described pretty clear and reasonable.

This novel definitely deserves at least a 4.0 point rate so I will give it a 5.0 at the moment, hoping it will attract more reader:))
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