2 In Japanese learning journey (:/ N2 Journey

Small milestones add up to a rock

The title probably doesn’t make sense. /whatever

Finished another Japanese novel: パラレルワールド・ラブストーリー by 東野圭吾  

(Parallel World Love Story by Higashino Keigo)

Feel like I’ve crossed another milestone as this is the first novel that I did not check the dictionary at all (save for the 1st 10 pages) and I had no prior idea of the storyline so my understanding of the novel is purely based on my reading skills.

I understood like 98% of it 😀 😀

Finished the novel in 2 weeks too, which means my reading speed has improved again.

For those who are looking for a Japanese novel, this is highly recommended!!

Very well written, keeps you in suspense up till the very end and it makes you ponder and think about it after you finished reading.

>>> the kind of description and praise I always reserve for good movies (:

Not sure what I’ll read for Japanese next, either finish up 白夜行 or start on another of Higashino’s novels.

I don’t feel that confident to go back to Invisible Rain yet.

mmm I shall relax for the night!


You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    22 April, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Congrats on finishing the novel! This might be a bit of an odd question, but do you feel different at all when you’re reading books in a foreign language vs. reading in your native language?

    For example, when I read in English, the process is about enjoying the plot, the characters, and the waves of emotion that pass over me. When I read in Korean, the experience is more about approaching a language puzzle. When I see unfamiliar words, my mind cycles through all the Sino-Korean roots I know and tries to reconstruct the meaning. Both approaches are fun, but reading in Korean is more energy-consuming.

  • Reply
    Arjun Moore
    23 April, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    what books do you recommend for a someone who wants to read their first novel in Japanese

  • Leave a Reply