Question How open-minded should I be If I start reading CN novels?

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by ATrueStory, Oct 13, 2019.

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How open-minded should I be If I start reading CN novels?

  1. Try it! You'll like something.

  2. No. Just No.

  3. It is your duty to read CN novels.

  4. Try and bleach your brain afterward.

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  1. ilhan1104

    ilhan1104 Well-Known Member

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    I really like the experimental log of the crazy lich.... One of the Chinese novel that I still read now....
     
  2. Bachingchung

    Bachingchung Active Member

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    If you like Japanese Shounen, then you'll like Xianxias. Either choose between

    I shall seal the Heavens (ISSTH)
    Martial God Asura (MGA)
    Against the Gods (ATG)


    for a start, this is Xianxia for dummies right here. The plot is not that good for 2 out of 3, but this will make you easily acclimate to the CN lores and pursuit of immortality.
     
  3. Shaiole

    Shaiole Mad scientist

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    A good story is a good story. A trash story is a trash story. Be open minded. Similar to how some KR/JP novels are good but some are terrible. Some are unique, some follows similar tropes, some are repetetive, some are too long.
     
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  4. onnyfp

    onnyfp Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes. Warlock of Magus World. I enjoyed it mostly because Leylin is not a hypocrite. He is a cold hearted cunt that only acts for his own benefits, but he always admit it and never pretend to be a good guy.
     
  5. Feng Tian

    Feng Tian Well-Known Member

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    You named one mediocre novel (admittely one of the better xianxia ones but eh) and 2 trash novels that are so bad rating them 1 out of 5 is an insult to chinese literature. MGA is a -5/5, ATG is a -4. ISSTH is a 2.
     
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  6. ToastedRossi

    ToastedRossi Well-Known Member

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    I don't read Korean novels, but in general, Chinese web novels are vastly better written than their Japanese counterparts. The reason is that Chinese web novels come in all types of flavors and subjects, and there are quite a few young writers who model their works on good books whereas Japanese writers don't really do that.

    On the other hand, I've also seen a lot of complaints about Chinese novels and I have a hard time relating to them. They seem to only apply to xianxia novels and I don't really read the genre. So my advice is pretty simple: go ahead and read Chinese books. Just avoid xianxia if you're worried about the criticisms. There are a ton of great non-xianxia novels out there you shouldn't have too many problems finding something good.
     
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  7. TamaSaga

    TamaSaga Well-Known Member

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    I'd say read about 1000 chapters of them, total (some here, some there...). After that point, they all look the same. Afterwards, you'll lose interest since you'll discover that, not only do your favorite characters get little screentime due to all the padding, you can predict a story's contents based on the title.
     
  8. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Abused Witch

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    You should be very open minded. Racism, distasteful rape and braindead characters are quite common with popular titles you see on NU. If you read shianshia, you should also stop your brain activity. Don't have any expectation, stop thinking and you should be fine.

    This advice is for titles you see on NU. There are plenty of good Chinese titles traditionally published that are quite good. But then again, that's the same everywhere, just like how Wattpad stories suck but English novels can be good.
     
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  9. Bachingchung

    Bachingchung Active Member

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    OP never read a CN novel before. The good ones barely mention cultivation levels nor explain how they work. I doubt OP would be able to appreciate anything when he doesn't know squat about CN mythologies and lores.
     
  10. TheHandyman

    TheHandyman Active Member

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    So, from the comments above, you either like CN or you don't.
     
  11. ZeroBlink

    ZeroBlink Well-Known Member

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    the question is:
    YOU DARE?
     
  12. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    just choice your genre and thats all

    I read broad genre so my opinion toward wn, well on same genre it miss and hit thing
    if you typical who read just certain type of story then good luck imo Jp, Cn and Kr wn reach bottleneck

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  13. kkgoh

    kkgoh Well-Known Member

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    It's free!! o_O Why's that even a question?
    You're not paying for anything besides time and data privacy.

    Just go straight in, furi exposed, safety's off.
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  14. Nightenviel

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    My first Chinese novel was Against the Gods which was ranked #1 back then with a background of only novels 2 of which are JP WN/LN Mushoku Tensei then Overlord. Loved it but i also think i've been tainted by it since it just increased my desires for dark stories. Depends on what kind of person you are OP- Though In the end it's all just fantasy so try and look for ones that might suit you.

    Personally i recommend Cultivation Chat Group if you want to leave with your wits intact. But if you want to fully immersify yourself in a world of cultivation then i recommend a novel with very good translations and one that doesn't skim over the details of the terrain and the environment. Cleanest one i can think of is "I Shall Seal the Heavens" or "A Will Eternal" made by the same author.

    Of course there are also good non-cultivation CN novels such as "Release that Witch" which is also equally amazing.

    Good luck OP and make sure to bring bleach.
     
  15. Abkusumaa

    Abkusumaa New Member

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    You can read anything you want but, i have some concerns about CN Novels especially modern novels. Well, modern novels, especially CEOs-themed novels have become my nightmare as most of the storyline is similiar to each other. It usually begins with the FL' unluckiness then meet with perfect ML (usually CEO). The ML is perfect in every aspects except his low EQ. Moreover, in that type of story, white lotus (third party/mistress) and brain dead characters are usually presented. Moreover, most of them have a good start but end up with nonsensical twist that make me want to smack the head of the writer. After reading CN novels with such story, i subconsciously wary of CN modern novel

    On the other side, the growth of the characters are mostly well presented although the writers seem to justify everything so the characters will end up together.

    While for xinxia and others, i quiet enjoy it. It's fun and interesting.
     
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  16. ATrueStory

    ATrueStory Villainesses, Historical Shit, Noble Circuses

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    Nope, I don't like modern romance. Safe to say I won't be plugging into those.
     
  17. ATrueStory

    ATrueStory Villainesses, Historical Shit, Noble Circuses

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    Thnaks for the tip. Will buying buckloads of mental bleach
     
  18. ATrueStory

    ATrueStory Villainesses, Historical Shit, Noble Circuses

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    Hello, Ai-chan1 Thanks for the tip. In my view, Wattpad don't exist. Only FF.net and A)3
     
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  19. ATrueStory

    ATrueStory Villainesses, Historical Shit, Noble Circuses

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    Seriously? I need bleach for that!
     
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  20. ATrueStory

    ATrueStory Villainesses, Historical Shit, Noble Circuses

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    I really dislike harem since they are a ton of characters who get screentime and I don't have a single interest in them. I think I will go with a female protag. It's less bad than a male one.
    Thanks for the detailed reply.