Rebirth of the Godly Prodigal


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“I have to squander, otherwise, won’t it be a waste of my parent’s talent at earning money?” Hong Dali answers a reporter’s question matter-of-factly.

Just after the interview ends, Hong Dali opens the Great Prodigal System’s interface and looks at the various good stuff displayed in it. Stroking his chin, he mumbles to himself, “I just need to squander 200 billion yuan more to exchange for the blueprint of the core technology, Engine Destruction, found in the strongest humanoid mecha weapon, Neo Granzon. Looks like I’ll have to work harder!”

“I want to splurge! I want to squander!”

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Grassroot rated it
June 5, 2019
Status: --
If you like MC where he is genius but dull blant tasteless with negative IQ and EQ blessed by lady luck that make everything full of coincidence to be luck then congratulations this will be your great novel.

A super rich 2nd generation boy born weak and impotent, until MC crossover with system and take his body. Every action spending money end of making more money (lots of novel with "prodigal" setting use this plot, the most similar is Silly Alchemist, same plot, same action)

Actually it's a nice novel and... more>> fun to read with at least 3, 5 stars if you don't use your brain cells.


So hard to write a review on webnovel, always got deleted.

So I give it 1star <<less
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StoneTheLoner rated it
July 23, 2019
Status: v1c11
I'd gotten my hopes up for a story with a high-class character and opulent world settings. A story of parties, politics, and business. But this guy is just an idiot, isn't he? A story about a rich guy squandering money is one thing but a story where he flat out says to everyone "I'm going to squander my money" in each chapter and does it in some of the most idiotic ways just isn't interesting or funny. Oliver queen pre-island was a less one-dimensional character/person than this guy.

This author writes... more>> wish fulfillment and that's all this story is good for. And it's some of the most base wish-fulfillment you'll ever see. Want a girlfriend? A big penis? Nice cars? Lackeys? Money? Read this story and pretend like your sorry *ss doesn't exist and everything's possible!... Ugh. Pretty much the only time this would've been alright is if the MC had been a child because at least then it'd be cute and we'd get to laugh at how everyone reacts.

I'd rather read another racist story that craps on western culture than one more chapter of this story. That or actually enjoy myself and rewatch Royal Pains... Arrow... Batman.... Noblesse. Etc.

You know, any of the other (better) stories about upper-class characters?

TL;DR He's basically the Chinese version of Helmeppo except without all the development he got after his daddy died. Mix in a little Draco Malfoy and in*est kid from GOT for extra measures and you've got this MC. <<less
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DeviantManhua rated it
December 1, 2019
Status: c230
So, I can see this is meant to be a comedy and some times it is funny but it's not good at all, the MC is s*upid ignorant and the author tries too hard to make him funny, he has a system and his main point is to spend money as much as he can for benefits it doesn't matter where you are from you would spend money to make money yet this MC is just spending money "that's not even his" and even if he could make millions off... more>> his ideas author purposely has him not want to take any income "Just so he can keep getting pocket money", I'm not sure if it's something to do with the system or the author but as far as I know it doesn't matter how much he makes but he must always spend so it makes no sense for the MC to be so willful and s*upid "Purposely not collecting income" and considering he's from a place where he had to be tight with money there's no way his personality would flip like that overnight just because he's a rich young master... the whole point is to be self-defeating and just spend like a rich youngmaster fine but the MC isn't actually an idiot and seeing him act like this all the time and have the author call him "carefree" is cringe worthy, author could have easily redeemed this book by making MC use his head some more or even just have MC pretended to be smart and act like it was all in his calculations that would have been better that going arround saying I had no idea I just spent the money because I could I wasn't trying to make money I did it by mistake... every thing is basically this and it's boring. <<less
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Dezth rated it
January 10, 2020
Status: c1037
Absolutely awesome novel.. it's a good time past... and if you think good time past means not worth ur time... then ur idiots.... this novel has a very lovable MC... reading this novel sooth ur heart... there are times crisis too, many touching moment, and all the action surrounding our MC.

if you are tired of reading similar crappy novels then try this one.. it's absolutely awesome.
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asaade rated it
September 30, 2020
Status: c606
this is fine for a light read and simple plot but it change when the author decided to add gods and cultivation, for god sake they're living in a modern era and the author wished to prolonged this and suddenly add cultivation era gods etc
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OutRange rated it
April 5, 2021
Status: c431
This is an impossible read, seriously, is character development even a thing in this novel?

I didn't have problems with the MC and his behaviour in the first 200 chapters, he was emulating the previous owner after all (we know the previous owner got into squandering because of his health issues, squandering was all he could do.)

But 400 chapters in, with his health completely restored, why is he still acting like a clown? Yeah he still has to waste money because of the system, but is there a need to... more>> continue with his clown act in the open? Can't he waste money silently while acting like a normal human being in the open? Just reading 400 chapters of this novel made me lose all my face! Dropped. <<less
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S1lly rated it
November 10, 2020
Status: c150
  1. The change in his personality is just too much. In the first ten chapters he already changes from someone who doesn't even know where to spend money (he asked someone) to someone who spends a lot in everything he can. I would at least feel painful on my heart for a bit. Besides, I think the whole reincarnation thing was just added so the protagonist could plagiarize everything from his first world as coincidentally every entertainment area of the second world wasn't developed.
  2. Plagiarism. Just because you are reincarnated in another world and change certain things doesn't mean you aren't plagiarizing other's ideas to your own benefits. I would like more if he did the same he did with the music and the novel department with the movie department, instead of plagiarizing popular works.
  3. Why say the protagonist was a graduated on Psychology if he says he is bad at math and English? In psychology it is important to know English as a lot of researchs are published in this language, you know?And math is just essential in daily life.
  4. His luck just gets boring, I think the existence of the system makes him lucky (as everything he does related to squandering is sucessful and it would make sense since this would be why the system condones betting and casinos as he would always win with the lucky he has), but everything always being the same, having the same result is just boring. It is like the author just keeps adding things and doesn't properly developes what he already added.
  5. The protagonist can and should actively try to earn money to squander, instead of saying just because he needs to squander he shouldn't earn money.
  6. He doesn't really likes animals, like just buying all of them and stuffing them somewhere and getting people to take cake of them doesn't make him a pet lover.

    The zoo part was particularly painful for me to read since the zoo owner isn't a pet lover as well and poses as one (instead of getting your hand on wild animals and making a zoo, why didn't you made something that would actually help them?) and the system saying the host completed the mission for his love of animals? BS, I almost spit blood. He obviously just want to show off. I pity that lion cub, I think it still could have been reinserted on nature, instead of turning in a pet the host walks on a leash to show off.

I did laughed in the novel, though. And I am still curious about certain aspects as

how the Hatsune Miku will get added to the harem and what will happen in the family reunion

but, I think reading tr*sh of the Count's Family is a better use of my time, he at least never tried to pose as an animal lover.
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Mavsynchroid rated it
January 16, 2020
Status: c800
This is a perfect example of a really fun idea for a novel that begins in a great way, but the author doesn't know when to end the story, thus causing it to descend into madness/garbage.

To start off, I love the type of humor in this novel. The MC is a silly prodigal who has a huge heart. He never starts anything with anyone, but will end up slapping the faces of anyone who starts something with him (most of the time, without realizing he's even doing it.) I know... more>> the whole premise is the MC having yet another type of "System", but if the novel kept itself grounded in at least something close to resembling reality, my score would be much higher for it.

You can almost point out the exact chapter where the author seemed to have run out of ideas for the original purpose of the novel. I'll write everything else in spoilers.


Pretty deep into the novel, maybe around chapter 700 or so, is when things go off the deep end. Up until this point, things were definitely busy and somewhat crazy, but at the very least, things stuck to THIS WORLD!! Around that time, he's talking to both the president of his country and the president of this story's America. It seemed like the author had run out of ideas, yet had to continue making the story bigger, so guess what!?

Now let's talk about ALIENS and the ZERG!.... What???? Isn't this a novel about a prodigal on earth who spends money like crazy? Now he's traveling the galaxy and actually fighting and killing people?? What????? For so many chapters, he never lifted a fist to fight. Yet suddenly, he kills a person? Don't get me wrong, the enemy was someone who deserved death, but that's just not the kind of novel this was. Suddenly they're focusing on gems that can be socketed into armor with attribute points. They were of course introduced earlier in the novel, but they were used to give health to some people who were sick. Now they're being more like stat points to make all his people stronger so they can't fight this alien invasion better. Isn't this story about a prodigal?? Why is he flying through the sky with lightning in one hand and wind in the other??


It's almost as if the author ran out of ideas, so turned this pretty interesting and unique story into a bland cultivation novel. I guess it stings a lot more to enjoy a story for so long only for it to suddenly disappoint, rather than be disappointed right at the beginning. I'd recommend reading up to when the aliens show up, and then just stop so you won't be disappointed like I was.

EDIT: Also, one thing never meshed well for me from the beginning. The MC is a transmigrator who ended up in the body of this prodigal and is pretty much forced to be a prodigal due to the system. Before this, he was what he constantly referred to himself as a "Goody two shoes". However for some reason, he's INSTANTLY able to fit into the role of a prodigal. There's no hesitation and no embarrassment. He acts like a ridiculous fool, as if that was his personality in his last life. It just doesn't make any sense. There's no inner monologue of something like "Man this is embarrassing, but I have to do it". It's more of a "Hmphh!! They think they can talk to me this way! I'll just smash them with money!!".... What was the point of the transmigration to begin with? Why not just make it the original character who got the system?? The original was a kind person too, but a prodigal at the same time.

UPDATE: Saw that this novel was finished being translated, and honestly forgot how bad it got so deep into the novel, so was giving it a second shot. I didn't think it was possible for me to dislike this novel even more, but it managed to happen. Once things started to get crazy and out of control, I started noticing that I was somewhat familiar with the names of new characters being introduced.

Mr. Gate - A pirate with a big "white beard" who constantly asks people if they want to become his "sons".

Mihawk - A gloomy but incredible swordsman.

King P. Ace -... I'm just going to write the description straight out of the novel -- 'This was a young man who was about twenty years old. He had cute freckles on his face and jet black hair that hung down past his ears. He wore a strand of red prayer beads around his neck and a brown cowboy hat on his head.' --.... Seriously?...

Oh, also.... Main characters new ability - Second Gear.

.... What I'm trying to say is that this novel, thousands of pages into it, has suddenly turned into One Piece fanfic! What was the author thinking??? Did his head get caught in a door one morning?? He suddenly decided... "Meh.. I've written around 600 chapters for this original novel... but why don't I shake things up and just start flooding it with One Piece characters!!!"...

I honestly don't know what else to say.. Doesn't even deserve one star. <<less
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November 30, 2019
Status: c209
It would be good if he change his attitude not just like a 9years old squandering where he need to burn money but he burning his parent money he's system count he's squandering if it's he's money but he just literally use he's parent money even if he can make money to squander for the system and he's tiny d*ck and statue attributes is 100 so as system is upgraded but he just literally go with the flow of being a prodigal that the major turn off because on the... more>> early chapter he said he just need to go with the flow after his health is normal but now nothing happens his a manipulator in early chapter but now his a spoiled old mentally normal child that being spoiled by his parent it's ok to act but now he's normal can he just be himself it's ruining the vibe if he just acting like the previous host of the body if he's just going to act why introduce another soul to the body if he just act like that? He 's a normal person early now a spoiled child even if he did not have a parent in the past <<less
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denied00 rated it
November 25, 2019
Status: c646
This is a good read. Specifically for those people who are tired of serious and thrilling novels. Reading this is a good change of pace. Some people will like it and some dont. But its a matter of choice. This is novel is great for fun reading. Just dont take things too seriously and all is good.
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: c10
This is a slap-stick comedy about an MC who transmigrates into a wealthy young man's body and gets a system thrown into the mix. In exchange for spending money, he can earn status points, which is great because the host's body has poor health and a tiny dick. The previous owner of the body apparently overcompensated for his miniscule man bits and health problems by spending money to the point of becoming infamous for it.

The setting is straight-forward, and there are no major plot holes. Other characters include the fiancee,... more>> who acts as the straight man in their pair, and a financial expert maid/bunny girl. I like the finance expert.

The translations make sense.

Although there are no big errors in this series, it's not all that funny for me either, and entertainment from the MC blowing his money can only last for so many chapters. It's not my cup of tea. HOWEVER, if you like slapstick comedy or are looking for something light to read, then one might work for you. <<less
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WasteofLife rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: c400
It is a good novel and starts very strong, the comedy is good and you can enjoy a unique MC with interesting character.

However for some reason compared to the start of the story the EQ of the MC keep deteriorating and while at the beginning he flirts jokes with women (Fiance) he soon turns very bland. The story and plot is interesting but rinse and repeat does not work well with comedy.

He mainly relys on luck, but contrary to the beginning where he is a bit careful and uses his... more>> brain often, later in the story he just relys on luck and just does whatever and things fall into place for him. This was entertaining in the beginning but it gets boring.

I do not like dense protagonists, while in the beginning he was 50 percent dense it gets worst to 99 percent. This basically pushes and pushes harem and romance till much later in the story and I have no Idea if it will harem or not, his fiancé's moves hit a brick wall and all females close to him are sister zoned.

The most developed person that had started to like him, since beginning, notices this and at this point already considering other people (Ling Xiaoyi))


All in all there is no denying that it is interesting, but there is no follow through and things fall apart. The first 100+ chapter are worth reading and you can decide where you want to stop after.

A 4+ star for the beginning, but by 340 it is 2.5 stars ----- Overall 3.5 (Rounded up) <<less
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Traveler rated it
November 12, 2020
Status: c442
Very idiotic MC. "Let's not do this simple thing because I don't want to let them know I have a secret (system) " later on "put that 100 cars on that empty garage and then i'll make 10 super cars from that 100 cars" this is empty garage with no equipments, scientist or anything else. Of course if you are doing that in front of everyone else, no one would suspect anything, right? Because everyone can disassemble 100 cars without any equipment and then reassemble them by themselves with a... more>> little time, right? If he is a little smarter, just make them put in the garage and then later on do it when he is alone. Later just tell others that his scientist is the one that did it. This is just one example from very many occurrences.

He is always saying "i just want to squander" almost every chapter. This is fine initially, but after 400 chapters i've become sick of it, because he looks like an idiot. It would be much better if he's saying "i want to buy this because it's cool/fun or at least gives a reason to his friend/family". Also he waste money in s*upid way, the mission is only needs him to squander, not act like idiotic person. Especially because every time author praise MC as smart also his personality from previous life is very different. Sometimes his character is not consistent.

There is no logic, very unrealistic and I don't think the author understand how relationship and many other thing works. It's like written by immature junior high student. These is not a matter that can be solve by trying not to think too much, because of how very illogical and unrealistic, you will still notice the s*upidness of the story. The good thing is it's not really racist and sometimes it's quite funny but later on the joke is very bland. The jokes is only about how others react to how he squander, which is not funny anymore when you read that hundred times already. <<less
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November 19, 2019
Status: c500
The early 300 chapter, MC squandering money and unconsciously get more money in return. After he squandering for virtual reality, he meet other civilization race inside (his virtual reality program accidentally get connected to universe virtual reality internet)

In this novel,

- his (adopted) son is Cell (Dragonball)

- he is beast tamer and magician/elementalist

- his friend is weapon master/magician, hacker/curse master, magic warrior/Zerg queen

- his snack is senzu bean

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deadmancarnival rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: c258
well not everyone can read this story and like it only a few who likes slapstick and no brain plot would like this. I have read a lot and while high quality plot and story are good, I find myself sometime searching for slapstick just reading for fun.
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gottafly rated it
May 13, 2023
Status: --
Typical chinese story where writer is just using and plagiarizing ideas and stuff from others to incorporate into it.

Seriously, I don't understand how much of their brains were brainwashed but there's like no creativity at all.

It's a parallel world but the settings of it is like nothing different from what reality is.

... more>> Not sure if it's the translation or the writing itself, but the numbers never matches from one sentence to the sentence after it.

At first, the story is a bit light on the racism but it started to go full scale after chapter 150.

The wannabe writer purely hates Korea and the US. I believe Japan as well too later on.

Ironically, they're still the typical hypocrites as they are when they used copyrighted and plagiarized stuff from those countries into the story.

The writer hates the US and Korea but is a fan or Ironman, LOL, Dota, WOW, etc and used it in the story.

The writer struggles hard to make the MC looking like he was struggling on how to burn money like a prodigal.

Yep. Typical idiotic wannabe chinese writers who wrote the story without research nor experienced the life of spending $$$.

This wannabe writer, we can tell he didn't do well in school as the numbers are always inconsistent and couldn't do the basic math. That's why it gets worst as you read.

The story was a bit comical at first till the racism and s*upid nonsense keeps adding up till it makes you want to drop it. Which I did. <<less
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Pavilion rated it
April 7, 2023
Status: c811
The base of the story idea was honestly pretty good. Author also did a decent job coming up with wacky ways how the MC always won the situation, such as the gag about buying stray dogs due to which people ended up moving away from that part of the city, which escalated MC managing to buy properties for cheap. Just interesting things like that all around.

Problems, however, started appearing in excess after the first 251+ chapters or so. That's when author decided MC needed some overly powerful tools and anything... more>> the system from thereafter gave him had basically power to bend the existence as we know it. I'll be nice just this once and put some of it between spoilers.


Any gem he picks up and looks at could now now alter anyone's 'basic stats' such as being able to run faster or being stronger. Some could even heal cancers. And nobody, other than MC's father even questions where do those gems come from. And even his response was merely "I can't look into it too deeply, I can't be ungrateful!" which is complete bullshit. Suddenly gaining the ability to borderline heal every disease in the world and create runners fast as Bolt and nobody in the bookverse cares? F*ck off.

There were also other absolutely mind boggling skills that could easily break any balance left in the world. And those were not even the worst of it. Basically it turns out to be Xianxia style world with sci-fi element main in the end where literally the whole planet basically sucks MC's c*ck and kowtows to him because he's the new god


Once again looking back at.. Well it's really not hard to pick something- basically ANY situation in this book it's incredibly juvenile. All the emotional scenes and such are really overinflated. There really weren't any that were played out in a way that you could ponder "Hey, I wonder how did that feel?" because you cannot relate to anything. All the actions done by every character after the first 200 or so chapters, after the book 'matured' so to speak, are something no actual human being would ever do.

So what should have been done then? Well obviously none of the crap I put behind spoilers. Scrap those and continue the comedy focused happy-go-lucky spending spree plotline until the book runs it course, maybe have some interesting slice of life and romance in between and this would have easily been a book worth 4 stars. There were definitely A LOT of ways to develop too within the boundaries author had set. There could have been all kinds of skills introduced, the past life knowledge could have been used in entertainment industry, there was a CRAPLOAD of great and even fantastic possibilities. Why the hell did the author have to go for the only ones that would ruin the book?

If you're interested in this book be prepared to be dropping it around somewhere between 251-700 depending on your tolerance for bullshit. After that it's just absolutely garbage. <<less
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Twistedfire425 rated it
September 28, 2022
Status: c838
It was a funny novel and I liked reading it quite a bit. I didn’t care much for the personalities of some characters, but that’s nothing much, but the novel started going downhill when the “Zerg” were introduced. Given the genre of the novel up until they go to the galaxy and how the MC acts, it’s just awkward when people are all of a sudden being killed so randomly

... more>>

especially when they just randomly add someone to kill a pregnant woman by dropping her off a building


the novel goes from some s*upid comedy to becoming so serious out of nowhere and it just kills the story <<less
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Vandille rated it
May 19, 2021
Status: c682
Ok, whoo, first time I've delved this deep into a chinese novel, now I regret it.

Heres why,

... more>>

600-ish chapter they reach space, but of course, hes still lucky there, that's comepetely fine with me but... martial arts in space?, What the f*ck.. The magic is really f*cking messed up too, the author suddenly made it into a hunt for some s*upid f*cking elements, he stopped doing actual squandering for a while because the author messed up this shit, he could've ended the novel around late 500 chaps, but he got greedy, and inturn got a bad novel, the squandering loses its charm because all the characters are just to gasp there to gasp his shit, even the f*cking aliens, and woohooo alien speak chinese, and for some reason they act like actual dunces.


The novel continues losing its good points like, a lazy squandering MC, he starts to be more proactive like openly searching for his elementals and shit, I would've much more liked his usual "I'll find someone to do it" style, but not only that, he becomes one of those s*upid f*cking cultivation mcs, repetitive and it got downhill, and it kept going downhill.. I could've written a better story atleast.. like come on.. the author just ruined this, so if you want to read this while enjoying the money squandering mv without the authors s*upidity ruining it, you can read it until the space arc, rlly s*upid f*cking arc.. <<less
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gegereaym rated it
October 12, 2020
Status: c1316
This novel is good. The MC is a prodigal that kind to everyone even to his enemies but he has a bottom line that will make him angry and in the end kill that person. He has many loyal lackeys (good friends) because his kindness.

There is many character in this novel from earth to dimension. The first wife, second wife, and lackeys he has always with him from the start to the end. MC has doting parents and great-grandparents. The lackeys of MC that has good part in the novel... more>> just the first and second in the first nine lackeys. And many more interesting character.

You have to read all the chapters to know how smart is MC and not just carefree wasting money. But the ending make me want to know how is MC life after wedding hehe. <<less
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