The Novel’s Extra


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Waking up, Kim Hajin finds himself in a familiar world but an unfamiliar body.

A world he created himself and a story he wrote, yet never finished.

He had become his novel’s extra, a filler character with no importance to the story.

The only clue to escaping is to stay close to the main storyline.

However, he soon finds out the world isn’t exactly identical to his creation.

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소설 속 엑스트라
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Fily-91 rated it
August 29, 2018
Status: c85
This novel is one of the most interesting I've been reading so far! I'm just a little disappointed with the releasing speed of chapters, but I just want more!!!!. 85 chapter is too little to show how the world is built, in my opinions this is the first time I'm seeing a world within a novel. Just the first few chapters are a little hard to read and to figure it out!
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Reader00 rated it
August 26, 2018
Status: c84
This was an enjoyable read so far. Pacing is just the right speed and character interactions aren't boring.

MC is cheaty but isn't overpowering the entire world right off the bat.

Speaking of the world, world building is the weakest point in this novel. Being thrown into his own world just makes it hard to feel any suspense for the reader. Why care about a fictional fictional character and the said fictional fictional world?

Most of the details about the world like magic and rpg elements just feels like its thrown out there... more>> with no plan in hopes of it turning out good. Earth history and modern world mashed with fantasy could be good if the author had had actually thought of utilizing it.

Apparently a country with 51 million population is crushing the competition based on innate human potential. The numbers are just too silly.


Let's be honest. Chameleon Troupe is just the inferior version of Phantom Troupe from HxH


Worth a read as it is better than most of the stuff around here <<less
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Xharyel rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: c80
So, I rated it 3 stars but I'll start by saying that I really enjoyed what I read so far. I binged 80 chapters in one night and I just couldn't stop. But still, I can't seem to rate it higher for a critical reason : the world.

Basically, we follow our MC who somehow enters and become part of the novel he wrote. That's exactly my problem. I can't foresee any "good ending" about it. I mean, he's in his own novel... I would have liked it much more if... more>> he had transmigrated into a whole new world or even into the future. At the end of the story, what will happen ? Will he wake up and say "I had a good dream" ? With this setting, although interesting at first glance, is a trap in my opinion. At the end, these characters were just part of his novel and came out of his brain, although some dude "helps" him modify his novel, he still knows everything about these characters (strenghts, weaknesses, habits, hobbies, personnalities, past, background, etc.).

That aside, if I ignore the part that he's in his novel, and treat it as a "new world", it's really not bad. The pace is good, the characters are good, the MC is... weird. After 80 chapters, I can't seem to like him, but that may be just me. He just seems so detached and bland compared to the girls (they are great and yeah, other male characters are bland as hell).

So yeah, overall I just read it to know what happens to the characters (the girls) as I kinda like them as they feel real (the irony !). But in the end, I can't help but think "welp, he's in his own novel". I still wonder how it will turn out in the end. I might change my rating later on depending on that. <<less
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optjam rated it
August 20, 2018
Status: c63
Peeps..! This is a must read so far. I love how this novel has progressed. Its not over the top too often, but the plot keeps you so engaged. There's so many underlying plotlines and all the characters are super interesting. Great read!
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Dj5822 rated it
August 10, 2018
Status: c232
At first, I was worried about the pacing of the novel, but now I see that my worries were unfounded. The pacing doesn't have any issues at all.

The novel has lots of similarities to 'Omniscient Reader's Point of View' (ORPV), but instead of being a reader, he is an author. The best chapters by far are when the main character (Hajin) has flashbacks of when he was an author. It feels like the author of The Novel's Extra is putting his personal struggles and feelings into the novel in these... more>> chapters. It is at these moments that we realise that the author is just another nobody in Korea that's churning out novels every day in order to make a living. It makes the main character seem so much more human, likely because it really is the author's real-life human feelings are being described in the novel.

I can already see some interesting foreshadowing. I won't go into the details, but I get the feeling that the ending of this novel is going to be very interesting. <<less
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August 6, 2018
Status: c64
Best korean novel I have read as of this review (and ive been gone from reading NU stuff for a while now). While he is an op MC, along with the cliches of korean novels in general, the difference that this one makes is that characters actually have depth and act not because they were written that way but according to how a person would act like based on their personality traits. Though, the things that actually makes this good is the character depth and good writing. All the other... more>> stuff you can find in a general korean style novel. Reading this would actually ruin your experience of the generally recommended korean stuff because this one is written more carefully rather than the simplistic writing most kr novels have. <<less
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Varno rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: c63
The premise is, the author falling into his own story, probably by way of a whimsical god.

While you may have seen this plot before, the execution of this novel is nice enough and true enough to the premise while being written at a satisfactory level to keep you reading.

I may have said that the premise holds true to expectations, but, there is a problem. Foreshadowing isn't done very well, there isn't anything of consequence for the reader to look forward to, because it done sloppily. The author straight up tells... more>> you what's next, but a certain twist in the novel may make the given information inaccurate and this leads into my biggest problem with this novel.

I do not care about a single character, after reading 50 plus chapters. Eveybody seems to be unlikeable and inconsistent. Despite being saved multiple times by the MC, most characters dislike him, rightfully so, as he goes above and beyond to be stand-offish and petty when given a chance to make ammends-thought it shlould be known this is purposefully done. It is still annoying.

Because of it's fast moving story, with little character progression and the intentional crippling of the mc's growth, 4.2/5.

Please, if any of you ever write's a story, make sure that the main character can use the magic system. It is very... I don't feel like cursing. <<less
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Nioninja rated it
August 3, 2018
Status: c61
This novel is AMAZING it's the generic drudge feast that most books are and while there are some ugh moments for me I still absolutely love the story and everything about it check it out trust me you won't be disappointed.
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January 16, 2019
Status: c216
One of the best novels to binge read.

The MC is likeable without being forced to play the central hero/villain in his story

the girls don’t instantly fall in love with he protagonist

... more>> personally I think all the main girls a very entertaining and unique (seriously how many novels have you read where you don’t know who is who because they’re all bland)

Sure there are a few annoying things about the novel (no novel is 100% perfect all the time) but I believe The Novels Extra deserves its #1 spot on NU because it’s just so darn fun to read <<less
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juniorjawz rated it
January 16, 2019
Status: c175
I finally found the novel for me.

It has all the good little stuff that I enjoy along the way while having a continuous main plot going slowly.

It's hard for me to describe it but it has the enjoyment factor one gets from Death March while still having a enjoyable run from Chapter 1 to 100+. Almost every chapter are a treat to read.

I can see myself rereading this and I plan to.
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December 8, 2018
Status: c4
I hate guns in a magical world as they almost always ends up wasting the worlds' potential. The execution of the power ststem and the general vision are also bad.

I don't care how realistic characters there, or how realistic chit-chats and interactions they have as the base of the plot is already crooked.
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Imortal ZoD rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c181
Just a personal opinion here - This novel is so good I can't read anything else (well, I can, but with reluctance).

This novel is so good that I keep looking for similar works to get my fix between releases. It's frightening how similar to cocaine that sounds.... If you've read the good stuff before, you know what I mean.

The premise sounds somewhat lame but it will be everything you never expected, trust me
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sunkenpanda rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c130
It's a bit difficult to get into and the misunderstanding between characters seems a bit forced, however that's just all nitpicking. Overall a great story with well-fleshed out characters that are actually consistent. Basically our MC here is like if Hachiman was tossed into a fantasy world. The pacing is actually similar to that story as well now that I think about it. You're given time to see the majority of characters fleshed out, names/roles/interactions and then the drama gets cranked up from a 3 to a 9.
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connoisseur of garbage rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: --
Starts out strong for a web novel but after things get set up, the entire thing falls flat. Everything ends up relying on 1 in a trillion coincidences that the narrative just takes in stride. The plot grinds to a halt and no new ideas are added in favor of setting up a repetitive loop so that an infinite number of chapters can be written without effort. The focus becomes a potential, not even real, love pentagon and just sits there, forever. Stop reading once you start getting bored because... more>> it's not going to get better. <<less
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Toketsu rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: c80
A promising work, I'm still waiting for the latest one. Never knew a guy neither MC or an Antagonist but an extra character, LOL! I highly recommend it!
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Intelligent Pig
Intelligent Pig rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: c237
At first, it was fun reading the story fevelopment where the MC knows everything. But over the course of time, I can't help but become bored with the repetitive sequence where he is a know-it-all..

It becomes interesting once more, since the story is flowing towards a direction that differs from the main one, the one that he wrote.
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borosborosbubs rated it
February 5, 2019
Status: c236
Great story, interesting and believable characterisation and an intriguing plot as well. Definitely recommended for everyone.
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Mellows rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: c202
Great series, can't wait for more to be released. Skeptical at first because the MC knows what will happen in the future but I was glad that it was changed when there's another one behind the scenes. (Sounds Villain for me but nvrmnd that.) Kudos for the translator for translating this another masterpiece.
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RubYerMeat rated it
December 3, 2018
Status: c175
One of my favourite novel, due to it's fresh idea and detailed emotion explanation for its characters.

The MC isn't op with a boring gift, but the MC is knowledgable, thus finding new ways to tackle a problem.

Romance isn't forced where they bump and make babies. Romance is realistic and can be understood by readers.

All in all, it's a good novel. Try it out!
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Otakureader rated it
November 1, 2018
Status: c152
The novel itself quite good to read. The only problem for me to continue reading this story came from the interaction between MC n one of the female lead (the one he design from his love interest in real life). This female lead believe that MC was in love with her and the MC let the misunderstanding continue to the point all of their friend believe it, basically he never make it clear that he was not love her, well he was but the conviction not strong enough to make... more>> them believe it even I was not believe it.

At first it was quite amusing to see their ineraction, but from time to time their intercation make me cringe, it's not I don't like romance but I hate romance when it change the MC. <<less
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