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Slime Tamer's Chronicles: Volume 1 (Slime Tamer 's Chronicles) Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : July 21, 2017
- File size : 4843 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 319 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07452CM8L
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #175,104 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The second problem was the main character's background. If the writer wished to start off with a narcissistic child who killed his parent to pursue "freedom," that's fine. In this book, however, there was ZERO correlation between this backdrop and the rest of the book. The MC did a very, very bad deed, and some readers could rightly argue that the MC was actually REWARDED with a new life that proved to be a much better one. Where was the moral outrage from the divine? It's like the author stuck a hand inside a pot of boiling water and never acknowledged that his hand was burning. There was such a disconnect between the MC's background and the rest of the book that it made me question WHY the author chose to, seemingly, make the MC an antihero at the start but failed to follow through and stay with it. Again, I could see readers dropping the book as a result of this disconnect and demanding a refund.
The third problem for me was that I felt the author didn't know what he wanted to write: a manga story, a litrpg, a dungeon keeper, or a Harry Potter book. The writer took elements/tropes from all three (and hence the title of this review) but never really successfully weaved it into a coherent storyline. It seemed like Mr. Valerio wanted to do too many things and head in too many directions. The result is a poorly conceived (and poorly edited) book. And for me, this is one and done; I won't read any more volumes in this series.
For readers interested in this book, I strongly recommend trying the sample first. Your tolerance for the editing issues may vary.
However, I have seen enough bad translations to recognize one. This book reeks of a cheap translator program translating word by word. There are a lot of places where English grammar isn't used, and several spots are redundant. You can still get the meaning if you try, but they really should have had a native English speaker/reader look this over before release.
This book begins with the main character taking revenge on a person who truly made his life miserable, after which he dies. He then enters into a cliche reincarnation scenario where he chooses his cheat ability and becomes a girl (?!) And the world he reincarnated into is a game world with actual people as NPCs and avatars controlled by players from his pervious world... Well there is a bit more, but that's the gist of it's premise.
This is Clockwork's premise as a comparison: a boy who got put into jail due to being bullied by a rich girl who didn't like him (she was also the reason for his sister being crippled). He was so devastated by what happened to his sister that he become a mute. A program that involved juvenile inmates living in a new virtual reality game call 'the ruined world' gave him the chance to live a new life with his little sister in the game (he is allowed to take one family member of his choosing with him). The themes in that book are unquestionably deep... rebuilding the ruined world as he slowly rebuilds his own. It's actually a very psychological book. The villain was also incredibly interesting... She ended up being deep and intricate...wile I could never forgive her for what she did, I did simpathise a little (maybe not...well I understood her motivations at least).
All in all both books are worth reading, but clockwork is my favorite by a large margin. However you can't read much here because the author originally wrote both of these books as web novels... You can read them on royalroadl.com I definitely recommend it
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The humour is well placed and very much influenced by anime and manga - there's more than a few references scattered throughout the book to that effect. Using such a young main chara can have its drawbacks but has been handled reasonably well here, we can but hope that in future volumes the story progresses over a few years.
I'll gladly get the following volumes if they appear, but one thing does have to be made clear. The grammar can be very bad in places. I'm guessing that English may not be the primary language of the author - there were more than a few time I had to re-read a section just to get the gist of the narration. It does detract from the book but I'm more willing to cut slack for the self-published works.