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- Publication Date: January 13, 2016
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- Language: English
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Felicia's Second Life Volume 1: I don't want to be violent, yet it's the only way Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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There is a lot to love and a fair bit to hate about this, but the first thing I found while reading this is that the author with a seemingly pointless plot element, scratches an itch I never knew I had. The main character is reincarnated from our world, which isn't really a spoiler, it's basically there in the title, which while used often to explain why she can accomplish things she does, really exists for you the reader to put yourself in her shoes. It never occurred to me, but the stories we read and shows we watch is really about putting our mindset into these worlds, these characters and by making the heroine a reincarnation, the author has managed to do just that. The book could have done without this element, but it wouldn't have been nearly as engaging.
Another thing I will say is this is a very quick read and a very easy read, but should not be mistaken for a children's book. The material in this book is heavier in some ways than most light novels I've read and should be considered before getting into it. Additionally you should manage your expectations. There are no real moral grey areas, no real suspense to be found, instead just a campy ride which would feel right at home with a comedy anime series.
Needless to say I enjoyed this book. I think it was very good for what it set out to do and if you enjoy campy anime or comedy shows of that nature, you might enjoy it too. Just have your expectations set, there is not going to be a great deal of thought provoking content here.
Over all, it is worth reading, but seems overly compressed and rushed at times due to trying to pack so many events into such a small page count.
She is challenged by the cultural constraints of both her age and gender, as well as her own tendency to overreach, giving the novel some actual depth and interest while still allowing for the absurd situations she creates to play out with many quips, humorous turns, and more than a few escalations.
The result is something akin to a mashup of a Douglas Adams novel and A Connecticut Yankee in King Authors Court, with a side order of otaku references. Lots of fun.
Added this later, waiting for a 2nd book but nothing, Volume 1 indicated to me a Volume 2 was in the works, but nothing yet.
Still nothing, still waiting