Discussion in 'I'm Looking For...' started by MiP, Dec 16, 2017.
Nah its the perfect length. I put this book with my old favs such as LOTR.
I just hate that feeling when a good novel ends...
I hope the translator gets back to it soon.
A few chapters left
No real masterpieces here, but I can at least point to novels that have Real Stories and Real Characterizations, with Consistency In Application.
Note that these are from many different tropes, including everything from light shoujo romance to dark immortal cultivation, the only commonality is that they are more complex, well-written/translated, and posses a more well-fleshed storyline then their compatriots. Most are incomplete, and are likely to stay that way, due to the complexity of the translation - but you asked for the best.
Some of the more popular / classics of the webnovel genera include: (alphabetically)
A Dragons Curiosity (OEN)
Ascendance of a Bookworm
Chronicles of Primordial Wars
Cultivation Chat Group
Everyone Else is a Returnee
Genius Doctor Black Belly Miss
Genjitsushugisha no Oukokukaizouki
Immortal God Emperor
Legend of the Cultivation God
Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Make My Abilities Average
Master of the Stars
Mother of Learning (OEN)
My Daoist Life
Only Sense Online
Otherworldly Evil Monarch
Path to Heaven
Pivot of the Sky
Rebirth of the thief Who Roamed The World
Release that Witch
Risou no Himo Seikatsu
Shrouding the Heavens
Sovereign of the Three Realms
Spice and Wolf
Tales of the Reincarnated Lord
The Silly Alchemist
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba
Virtual World Peerless White Emperor
World of Cultivation
Ze Tian Ji
I see. That's understandable.
Me too. I saw Ren mention something about him a while back so maybe he will come back?
You want works on the level of historical masterpieces, from a bunch of repressed teens reading self-insert fiction?
This is the cesspool of literature. Not some gathering of philosophers and scholars
Sounds credible until you notice LMS is in the middle of the list.
And by no mean it's a bad novel but when you look at the request, it's definitively not corresponding no matter how you put it even if you justifie yourself by claiming you were only recommending according to the criterias you mentioned
No my friend, there is no p*rn in this novel, there are only scenes that are use to shape the main character, making him BARE, and let us model this character in our image *his abs! his abs!* These scenes are used to make various character socialize together... usually in bathing time.
Seriously enough, there was one male character who is gay. And who is interested in our MC, I swear I was like, will they? will they not? Aaaaand... they did not :'(
Okay, I apologize. I didn't know you were a fujoshi.
don't try to run away from me huehuehuehue now that I got you.... Come see some novel title I can make you discover... hue huehue
kidding, I enjoy all novel that are well writing be it R-18 one, Yaoi, Xianxia, Wuxia, police mystery, sci-fi ... I don't have a preferred genre, but I do enjoy a good novel. It is just funny to shock people with some gay related stuff haha
God and Devil World. very excellent!
There ARE no true 'Masterpieces Of Chinese Literature" comparative to the legendary works listed by the OP in the existent webnovel field - the medium simply doesn't support them. The best you can do is suggest truly good novels, even if the definition of 'good' varies through the sundry genres. So yeah, I focused on the 'masterpieces available on NU' part, more than the other bit, since, you know, they don't exist, and saying "You Can't Get Those 'Round These Parts" is a statement as unhelpful as it is grammatically unpleasant. : )
LMS was a very good Korean VRMMO novel, with (1) well fleshed out and consistent characters who demonstrated reasonable and measurable growth, (2) it had a consistent and engagingly complex plotline, and (3) it possessed imaginative writing (and translation!) conducive to reader visualization and immersion. I tried to limit my suggestions to only webnovels that satisfied those three requirements, as varying by genre, and LMS certainly delivers on them.
I'm more surprised that LMS got the hate. : ) I expected people to be criticizing me for the OENs or Shoujos in the list. : D
@MiP is hellova confused here to ask something comparable to classics from web novels. Just hit the library or download epub bro https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/china
The problem with looking for an equivalent to really famous novels is that you're at the mercy of the translator. When it comes to Chinese novels written in centuries-old language, you're not going to be able to render it 1:1 in English. Even the best of these books won't seem that good unless there's a really good translator doing all the grunt work. Many of the translations I check out can only retain a portion of the quality of the original, and this portion shrinks as the writing of the original improves.
I'm not blaming translators on NU for this; it's more an expression of just how hard this is to do. And it's one reason why the novels here aren't going to feel as good as the ones that have had professional translators.
If you're just looking for someone who's really good, there's no need to look beyond Jin Yong. He's easily the most popular Chinese writer of the last hundred years, and everyone copies him. The best place to start with Jin Yong's books is the Legend of the Condor Heroes. It's not his best book, but it is the one that all of his best books are descended from.
This is a non-issue for me, most of good CN works have been translated to my language, e.g. Legend of the Condor Heroes was translated decades ago.
In that case you still have the professional vs. amateur translator problem. The best modern Chinese writers I've come across are Tong Hua and Yue Guan. I don't know if either of them translate particularly well though.
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