Life of a Grimoire
by Angry Spider
Being a book is not a great experience.
Can I see? No, I don't have eyes.
Can I touch anything? No, I don't have limbs.
With any luck, someone will pick me up and read me, at least.
Hopefully sooner than later...
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If having a light read is what you seek then this is for you, otherwise not that much. At least I think so.
First of all, grammar is good so you won't have to worry about that.
The characters seem rather ordinary and the progress is far too fast for my taste, but as I said, if you look for a fast source of lighthearted entertainment, then fast progress is probably what you seek.
Otherwise, I simply don't think a sentient book is that interesting of an mc personally. It's like that one light novel where the mc is a hot spring. It's whole purpose is it's gimmick and not much else. But I know that many people find such gimmicks entertaining, so like I said, looking for a lighthearted read?
This novel is for you then.
This book is decent but only if your looking for a nonsensical comedy not a serious or well built world with comedy elements. The world makes no sense, its to the point that the author literally just breaks the fourth wall making the universe a dumb guy who knows hes in a novel which is a drastic change from the very program type it start out as. Also it goes from a slow real life pace to light speed all off a sudden. With the main character going from being dumb enough to think of using fire ball in a library to literally manipulating space and gravity through physics. Also characters are in consistent like crazy. For example the not only does the main character go from idiot to genius but the girl fluctuates between really smart and mature to a naive moron. Plus the author isn't exactly consistent as the principal is literally told the book is alive and yet 4 chapter later is wondering if the girls big secret is that the book is alive. Also the author clearly doesn't think things through. For example how could the principal be so uninformed about her society that she doesn't know one of the most famous fighters in the world is best friends with one of the richest men in the world. This school must have applications and the father used his connections to get her in so how does she no nothing about the character or her father. Overall it works as an insane wacky comedy but of your looking for a fleshed out, well thought out world or adventure best skip it.
This story has many problems. Overpowered characters, too fast storyline, and many more. But ! It is fun, light, and quite consistent. Certainly, it could be better, but it remains a good , fun , lightweight read.
I hope the author will continue to find new way to apply science to magic. Earth bolt to particle beam transformation power !
This is a unique book. While the non-human pseudo-reincarnator is something I've seen before, this book doesn't have a painfully transparent plot. It's a lighthearted read that keeps you wondering what will happen next. The characters initially seem superficial, but the author does a great job of developing them. Grammar wise, the book flows and has few to no mistakes. I have found it to be an enjoyable read so far, and would definitely recommend giving it a shot.
Not amazing but by no means bad. Giving this a half star is somewhat ridiculous honestly. It's well written enough to get at least two stars even if you despise the story utterly.
Should I tell you my thoughts? Whatever, the story probably exists and hints are around for whatever. Mainly though it's been introducing things.
Characters? Okay, I guess. The dialohue is smooth enough and the obnoxious parts are told by people from obnoxious positions. Characters are a bit bland though and I would argue that they don't mesh well with their world. The MC is getting lucky or it's probably part of the plot that introduces plot luck to make plot armor seem more reasonable. They should act more like people living in their world and not just manifestations of character archetypes.
Style, it's alright. Not outstanding but the story is told in such a way as to hold your attention and give you some slight amusement.
Grammar. No glaring obvious problems
It's quite alright but I'm probably going to drop the novel at some point. It's written well enough but the characters just aren't that impressive and the story is very lukewarm. I'm probably being somewhat generous in the number of stars I've given but then again webnovel reviews should probably be generous.
I'm ok with tongue in cheek humour to a point. the author does a great job with the initial concept per see but once you start adding in the "all-powerful Noah" and break down "4th wall" repeatedly for no other reason than your own amusement, then that's what the story becomes - writing for your own amusement - which is annoying because if I had known that by chapter 2 I could have stopped reading there. If you made the main character a little less overpowered, eliminated the 4th wall breaking and focused on their relationship and growing bond I think you could have a really great story that would do well on Amazon etc as it's different enough to be interesting....but as it is now it's just annoying and the smart thing for the reader to do is bail before they invest any more time.
A good story clouded by drama irl. Author it's your story and we are here because we want to read what you have to write not what you think we want you to write.
it's a very nice story but the fourth wall breaks while not inherently wrong just don't seem to serve a purpose in progressing the story but just gum it up instead. The whole meta conversation is as far as I can tell completely unnecessary. Above all though, write what you want, write what you enjoy.
For example, one of the driving hooks in the plot was the Universe rewinding time in order to make certain characters do certain things.
It's purpose is comedic, but I did not find it funny. It's not my style. That's fine.
The dad character feels one-dimensional. He's obsessively worried about his daughter yet gives into her demands. I get it, single parenting is hard, but he's in change of deciding what's best for his daughter, not Lola herself. He just seems inconsistent. Yeah, it's the Universe's fault, but he now seems to be more bluster than backbone. HOWEVER, this can be fixed. He just needs to say "No" to Lola and/or discipline her for doing wrong. Easy.
Now that that unpleasantness is out of the way, let's get on to the good stuff. Let me talk about why I love this story.
The Main Character is calm, collected, and logical. Being a being of inanimate origins, this is of great boon to him, and it's fun to watch him piece together who and what he was before he died and reincarnated.
His adventures have not truly started yet, but the small trials of communication, perception, and integration are great ways to get started.
Lola is a fantabulous character. She's adorable, chipper, and surprisingly deep.
A wonderful touch is that she's running away enotionally from the pain of her mother's death, and feels isolated from the rest of the world. Everyone loves her, but they are not to get close with her. This leaves a child without any friends.
She's naive, overly optimistic, and spoiled, but she has good intentions and a good heart.
What's especially optimistic is her ambition. She wants nothing less than to become the new Magelord (very prestigious) an achievment that requires huge amounts of natural talent, skill, and luck.
What I love the most about this story is that Codex (the main character) is not the Over Powered hero of the story. Lola is. He's an observer and a helper. His role is to channel the raw talent of Lola. He's a book that creates spells, but Lola is the one that chooses and uses them. It's a beautifully designed symbiotic relationship where one being cannot reach their full potential without the other. We even get a sippet of what they can achieve through Libra and the Magelord. It's great!
This story is fun, and that's why you should read it. It's not a master class in literary development or a piece of fiction that would rival Tolkien. It you're looking for something without flaws and without faults. Look elsewhere, but stick with it, the reward is worth it! The story continuously gets better. This author listens to criticism to a fault. Angry Spider desires to be better. I think Spider is a great writer whose works I really enjoy reading.
I don't know how to sell this to you without spoilers. There are cliche, maybe. I read those kind so many time it blured.
The story as chapter 18 from I gather : average joe entrusted as a godly System, then he entrust the fate of the world to a book and his trusty OP companion.
This is a very enjoyable story with a rather unique premise and a really realistic approach to that approach.
Warming, yes there are things that seem weird and like sloppy writing, but they aren't and get explained in due course.