The Foreigner on the Periphery


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I don’t want to work.
“I don’t want to work. I feel like I’m about to go crazy from being too bored. It would be nice if I could work just a little and make lots of money. I guess playing and eating is just the right talent for me. Is there any way to live without working?”

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5 Reviews

Feb 16, 2022
Status: Completed
(Completed up to the first extra chapter. Current translations are pretty much MTL, so I recommend just MTLing the raws. Ridibooks is easily accessible to foreigners.)

Foreigner on the Periphery is a work that I hesitate to categorize as a light novel. It's not a power fantasy, reincarnation story, or fantasy adventure; it's a deep dive into societal issues, philosophy, theology, and ultimately what makes a person a person. It's a story that leaves you thinking, which is something that is rarely seen in most novels here.

As the plot... more>> unfolds, you begin to realize just how layered everything is. Things are not as they seem, and it rewards reading between the lines. The characters are unique and consistent, and the worldbuilding is some of the best I've seen in fiction. The only weakness I found is that the ending felt a little rushed, and some may not like the direction the story takes in the second half.

This novel has cemented itself as one of my favorites, even topping Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint. I highly recommend checking it out. <<less
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Jun 13, 2021
Status: c3
I clicked on this not really expecting much from the sypnosis but I have to say, the three translated chapters are really good! The author does a pretty good job (thus far) on the minor plot twists injected in the narrative. There’s a lot of details that haven’t been revealed about the world building yet but I can see them slowly being described which gives enough of a mysterious air to keep me interested. Gotta see how this progresses eventually but for now I’ll keep waiting for updates!
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Sep 25, 2021
Status: c44
The story is good, sci-fi, fantasy, etc...

But the one thing makes me give this 4 star is the translation quality.

The TL sometimes refer the male character as "she", and female as "he", it alternate few times when the MC doing monologue or to describe others.

Also some description is confusing (you will know when you read it, I am lazy to search it but its there). Wish the TL do a better job..

But overall its a good read.
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Aug 20, 2021
Status: c25
World building is insanely good.

i love the MC’s background so far, it makes me want to read more and more and more to uncover exactly who he was and what he did to need 5 million Talents to repay

the story itself is 10/10

the translation quality could be better tho
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Nov 02, 2022
Status: c125
Hidden gems, why its didnt get to much attention anyway and why the adaptation stopped. So sad.

Found mix element of much stories from movies, novel, etc. Feel the element of MIB, Psycho pass, Orv, etc

World building is absolutely one of the best.

Thankyou so much NovelMultiverse to take the TL. U r the savior. The TL is much better.
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