Title: A Slackers guide to Immortality
Main Lead: Male
Number of Chapters: 41
Date of First Release: January 3, 2019
Date of Last Update: March 17, 2019
VB Assessment Score: TQ 2 PD 1 CF 1 || RL 1 CL 3 || Overall: 8
VB Reviewed? No
Number of Views: 109.3 K
Number of Reviews: 15
Meet Joe. He’s a slacker. No real ambitions, no job, no money, no girlfriend. He has nothing but a soda, a recliner ,and the smelly t-shirt on his back. One day, life changes for Joe. Join him as he cultivates the Dao of the comfortable chair and the technique of Doublefist. Along the way, many will try to change his truth ,but his will is strong and nothing can move him from his path.
Lovelywuju17: Joe, literally a real example of slacker alright, he needed to get smack first so he could move (to do something). A lot of swore words and some actions where it made the story entertaining. For me, it was fun to see him suffer. Maybe that’s what comedic things about it. Love Young Three, that character was the best for me. Keep going, the story would be complete if you have a cover book in it haha.
VlassisBehrakis: Thus far it seems interesting. I would say the main goal is to be subversive in the context of cultivation. The characters are interesting and human if a bit insane.But then again people who would cultivate are a bit insane.
TheOGDuanChen: A comedy special, that is the only I can describe this novel. Honestly, I don’t even understand how our MC (Joe) can survive this and still stick to being a slacker.
In terms of writing quality its up there and the fact, the authour is managing to stay consistent is worthy of praise.
Oh, and one of my favourite lines so far “Digging my grave First Sergeant. Next time this recruit dies just let the recruit stay dead.” This nearly killed me.
Highly recommend if you are especially looking for a laugh and if not put it in your library. So, when you are looking for a laugh, read it.
WedhusSlayer: This story is very funny and easy to digest There is a lot of humor here and there. This story can be enjoyed casually without having to struggle to imagine the scenario. Small deficiencies such as point and coma will not interfere with the pleasure of reading it.
Shotgun9494: Very interesting story. Compared to the traditional cultivation and sect novels, this story has its own unique format. The lead character, Joe, is much more laid back and relateable, while the side characters are very interesting and are highlighted with roles (rather than only appearing for a brief moment). Aside from some grammar mistakes and lack of commas, it’s a very interesting story and definitely earns its name in originality and creativity.
CailinMatthews: I reached the halfway mark so I’m giving it review.
The story is pretty straightforward. I’m used to female POVs but I’ve read male ones before. One difference I noticed is the thought pattern. There is a reason why girls tend to overthink. They spend a lot time inside their heads. Males, on the hand, usually act on instinct. They figure things out as it happens.
That difference is pretty evident in the story so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
The pacing is good. It’s not too slow nor is it too fast. The characters are unique that I can say. I haven’t read much that had similar characters. Again, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea because it’s different than the norm.
I suggest working on the world building more. One second, I thought they were on Earth, the next, I thought they travelled to another world but then, I find out it’s all in the same place just divided somehow. As the readers keep going, they’ll be able to figure things out but more emphasis on the details in this world wouldn’t hurt.
I’m glad I waited until the halfway mark. Things are progressing.
hawlol: MC is a coward and everyone else is an asshole. Couldn’t really relate to any character as they were all unliakable.
The whole atmosphere of the novel is of “trailer trash”. Not only the MC but the sect and everyone in it as well. The sect is a dump.
No problem if it was funny, but it’s not, at least for me. Most of the humor is the MC getting pushed around for no reason.
For the 14 chapters I’ve read there were no fantasy elements and it was mostly a muscled woman being a sadistic jerk to the MC in order to get back at his father.
Read reviews from others to see if there’s fantasy at all, since I didn’t want to continue. A little too many grammar mistakes as well.
lets_get_this_rice: (Review from chap 20+)
So I thought it would be similar to other types of wuxia or martial art novels. But I was damn wrong😂
Would consider this a breath of fresh air. Having an Mc who is not all about piercing the heavens or becoming god all the time makes quite the funny thing to read after a while. But even though this novel gave me a good chuckle and a deep laugh, it lacked something.
Author, you need to add more of the ‘cultivation’ themes usually depicted in novels of the same genre’s, as it is this which truly makes them stand out.
Don’t get me wrong, mc is a plus, and I love his original character and the well written story. But you would most definitely come much further with some more plot! 😉 this is definitely a good start, and I can see you are very dedicated to your work. Hope to see more from you!
Grammar is good, and I didn’t break out of immersion too often when reading.
You should focus more on having more depth in.each chapter, instead of posting short ones. It will be much more rewarding! (Short chapters are also good, but make sure you also whip them in shape!)
Also, author, if you read this then I highly advice you to get a cover photo! 🙂
Will give you a 4.4/5
But Joe is as shameless as myself, so heres a 5/5.
All the best! 😉
Story Post Last Updated: March 18, 2019