The Little Prince in the Ossuary

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In a world plagued by Morgellons, a deadly disease that turns humans into non-human creatures, people have chosen to abandon their humanity in order to fight against the bloodthirsty corpses. In the end, there will be no humans left on Earth.

But that harsh world is, in fact, a world fabricated merely for entertainment. A world for humans to live in exists neither inside nor outside.

This is the story of a boy who, while living a miserable life, stares at the stars as he desperately tries to keep his humanity.

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납골당의 어린 왕자
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IEMOZ
IEMOZ rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: c24
Edit (Chapter 24) :
The story has lived up to the expectations benefiting Korean reader's comments and the awards it's won.
And the author fully encapsulates exactly how pathetic, loathsome and disgusting people are in 24.

Edit (Chapter 8) :
It's only getting better. It's certainly on the mature/darker side, and I fully expect it to stay that way for the rest of the story. The author does a good job of showing, not telling you what the characters are like.

Original review (Chapter 2 lol) :
The Little Prince in the... more>> Ossuary is as the description pointed out, a VR novel, however I hear the game is for all intents and purposes reality for the main character unlike many other VR novels. At only chapter two, not much has been revealed which might make one question why the hell I'm giving it five stars. To that criticism, I cite three reasons.

Firstly, there are already two one star reviews, so why the hell can't I give it a five star since it looks promising.

Second, and I quote:
"It won the same "novel of the year" award as SCoG and Novel's extra"
and
"It should be good" - Our adorable editor Nis

Thirdly, it's been translated by TeeKay and edited by Nisaea, the people who brought us Second Life Ranker. So the translation and editting is on point and anyone with a bone to pick is either blind or has too much time to be ranting on the internet.

So anyways, I'd recommend giving it a try as it looks promising story and tl-wise so far.

Edit (addendum) : I should probably add that although I harass Nis all the time, this is "[not sponsored]" to quote him. He probably wouldn't even let me read chapter 3 early the stingy bu...
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Oceanskyice
Oceanskyice rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c16
It's a wonderful story. Personally, it's not the type I would normally choose. It seems to be set in a dystopian era, somewhere in the far future. Our main character, whose name is not revealed, is a young boy whose family has, essentially, sold his body. After being carefully taken care of by dieticians and doctors, they took his mind out of his body and replaced it with the man who brought it, so that he would have a younger body. However, he lives on virtually, spending his days... more>> playing incredibly realistic games. The book illustrates the striking flaws of human nature, and how far people will go for greed. The boy's favourite game is survival in the zombie apocalypse. Unlike other novels, the story addresses the real enemies in any disaster—other humans, rather than the zombies. We see racism, irrationality, greed, lust, and what actually happens when people from different countries behave under duress In a small area.

This book is realistic in emotions and especially in reactions.

Throughout the story, the mood often turns subtly dark and melancholic, which is incredible writing, translating, and editing rarely seen. (It's terrifyingly realistic, and almost seems like a thought experiment behind the narrative)

This is definitely a series that's worth reading—with a badass main character, realistic situations, and vague questionings of society, this novel is something to follow. <<less
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FelixisSparky
FelixisSparky rated it
December 14, 2019
Status: c7
Hopefully this will get more people to starting reading this, since as of chapter 7 it's really good.

The Little Prince in the Ossuary is mostly a VR story with some flashbacks to what's happening outside of the game. The main character is in a simulation of a world-wide zombie-ish apocolypse (Think 28 Days Later) as a refugee in a camp. He has to deal with the obligatory racism towards refugees, the fighting between people of different ethnicities, and the general hopeless situation he's put in to survive and improve his... more>> standing.

When we're not watching the boy be a total badass we're seeing the outside society and how exactly the boy got there.

tl;dr: It's a survival story with a protagonist who can both make rational decisions and kick your ass, mixed with a mystery story of why exactly he's in this "game".

Plus it's done by TeeKay and Nisaea, who brought us Second Life Ranker, and I trust their tastes. <<less
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cbase
cbase rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: c10
Too realistic.

Author-san grasps dark human emotions perfectly. It is like watching the "Joker" movie in novel format.

5 Stars
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Siska the Sad
Siska the Sad rated it
January 9, 2020
Status: c14
I’m the type who is reluctant to start a new story, and I ended up waiting like a month to start reading after I put it on my reading list, but damn is it good so far. It’s “dark” simply because it’s really down to earth, even if it’s premise is out there.

At first I was not sure about the premise, but any gripes I had with it were swept under the rug the more I read. Honestly I think it’s worth a try for just about anyone.
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