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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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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atronache rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: c333
It would have been a 5/5 if I didn't knew the author. The ending is coming soon and the author literally destroyed his previous novel with the sh*tiest ending ever. I can already see it coming, for now this novel is a jewel but it starting to fall appart. I will change my rating if it doesn't.
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Anonymous Raver rated it
May 26, 2019
Status: c140
First off, this novel is undeserving of the OP tag applied to it at least up until chapter ~140 because the MC is average.

Spoiler Alert

Problems I have:

  1. There is no better way to sow discord in a new recruit than setting him up like is done to the MC and the fact his tattoo is given away for the murder.
  2. Already mentioned it, but the OP tag this book has but doesn't deserve. The MC is not OP in my books. At most he fits the weak-to-strong criteria, but all he really has is knowledge going for him at this time.
Good things:

  1. Character development is definitely a plus in this story.
  2. Other small things you don't realize.
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ridoux2000 rated it
April 14, 2019
Status: c289
it takes me two weeks to keep with the author, it so good that I don't know what to say and it have all genres that u can thinks of, there is reincarnation, time travell skill, reviving skill, game-like leveling towers, crafting, space-ships, fantasy, magic, heros, monsters, demons, organisations, mordern era, scfi, romance, drama, one-shot characters, school-live, Realistic MC, and not OP from the start, the most interisting thing is that the MC can create any skill or magic/art/gift using some points he get when he get famous, so it's... more>> like if you bluff today that you can fly and get points from the people you're bluffing at, tomorrow you use those point to create a skill that can let you fly for real.
So you better read this one :D <<less
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tdw1992 rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: c269
Wow.. this novel is just wow... It’s so good that I can’t believe I’m writing a review for it.

It has so many things that I look forward in a good read.

  1. Lovable characters;
  2. Plot that makes you wait in anticipation;
  3. Creative settings;
  4. Relatable moments;
  5. Great romance (seriously, maybe one of the best ever written in a light novel that I read).
Definitely a 5/5 for me, totally reccommended.
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Kuzero rated it
February 23, 2019
Status: c250
At first, I didn't understand what was so great about this novel. The beginning is rather boring and it takes some time to get going. Actually, even after it gets going, the author takes too often the 'easy way out' which makes it seem like lazy writing.

The 'power up' system is quite bad. Also, I don't know how to say it, but there is kind of a lack of consistency in how powerful people are.

Regarding characters... My problem is that there are too much misunderstanding, especially in the beginning. It's... more>> like every character misunderstand each other and it gets annoying.

Still. Despite all that, it's a great novel.

Good writing, good characters, interesting enough plot. What I found incredible was how everything was so cliche at first (by at first I mean in the first 30 - 50 chapters) but then it slowly but surely grows out of them. <<less
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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: c317
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.


Well... I tried... more>> to continue through with this but at this point I'm dropping it. I could care less about what the ending is and the author botched the characters up. First Review was at Chapter 130, 4 stars. Now dropping to two thanks to the continual disappointment this novel has become. <<less
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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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Whize rated it
April 1, 2019
Status: c280
A really great novel with a great story and almost life-like protagonists. One little problem with some guys being almost forgotten until the appear again but still good job and keep up the traslation 👍
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