Loner Life in Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1
When sarcastic loner Haruka gets transported with his class to another world, he's not wild about adventuring, but he wouldn't mind having some cool powers. Unfortunately, he's last in line when the magic cheat skills get divvied up, so by the time it's Haruka's turn, there are no good choices left. Now Haruka will have to take on this fantasy world the hard way--on his own, with a hodgepodge of bizarre skills! When infighting and chaos break out among his classmates, can this loner come to the rescue?
Amusing at first but starts getting old after awhile
The main character is enjoyable at first and his antics are amusing for about half the novel but there is little to no character development for him or anyone else. In fact they all seem to regress development wise although this is acknowledged using the leveling up of the protagonists “blockhead” stat and the other characters basically spending to much time with him. The free sample gives a pretty good taste of exactly what the rest of the book will be like as it kinda just stays roughly the same. Solid time waster book but I don’t feel like reading it again.
Ordinarily, the idea of a bunch of trash skills coming together to create a beast of a warrior is something I can get behind. The thing that turns me off with this book is that the MC is so disconnected from the world around him that it becomes difficult, if not outright impossible to parse a reasonable sequence of events from his absolute apathy. And considering his reaction before being summoned, it gives the impression that he’s aware of his surroundings and can respond accordingly. Yet time and again, he completely disregards what others tell him, what happens around him; The descriptions and internal dialogues are also inconsistent, and contradict each other or themselves. The execution is sloppy, the story wanders without a goal, and elements are introduced and dropped haphazardly. Normally, I would be willing to get behind this. But there’s no sense to the story, and it takes “Antisocial” to an extreme that I can’t agree with.
Don’t know how I feel about the books cover picture… kinda deceiving
Best light novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I could not stop crying tears of happiness and laughter after every chapter. I could hug the author, since I can practically die having obtained pure content with this life. This book is that good-