The Novel’s Extra


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Waking up, Kim Hajin finds himself in a familiar world but an unfamiliar body.

A world he created himself and a story he wrote, yet never finished.

He had become his novel’s extra, a filler character with no importance to the story.

The only clue to escaping is to stay close to the main storyline.

However, he soon finds out the world isn’t exactly identical to his creation.

Personal Review:

The premise of the story is quite interesting, as the author (Kim Hajin) is transmigrated as a mob character in his own novel. An important aspect of this novel is the power balance, because the MC is not overpowered compared to the rest of the characters, and he is actually considerably weaker. He has to make use of his knowledge of the plot in order to make up for his weakness. The MC’s method to grow stronger is also quite unique, as he must acquire “specialty points” in order to boost his stats. These are acquired by attracting the attention of the characters in the novel. This forces him to have to stand out and creates hilarious misunderstandings throughout the story as the characters misinterpret the reasons behind his actions.

Another key feature of this novel are the characters themselves, the main cast truly feels fleshed out as they each have their own goals that they are working towards as well as respective fears and inhibitions that shackle them. This makes the characters feel alive, because they are not forcibly stuck inside a character template. And it also makes for an interesting read, to see how these characters grow throughout the story. Overall, I would say that this novel is a definite must-read.

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