The Second Coming of Gluttony (탐식의 재림) Web Novel Review

The Second Coming of Gluttony (탐식의 재림) Cover

Webnovel Details:

Novel Title : The Second Coming of Gluttony
Associated Names : 탐식의 재림, The Second Coming of Avarice
Type : Web Novel
Language : Korean
Translated Language : English             
Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen, 
Year : 2017
Translated Chapters So Far : 485/489 Chapters  (Completed)


He was an addict, a loser, a despicable human being.
But, one fleeting dream that may not be a dream at all reawakens his once-lost senses.
Possessing a very unique ability, he will use that, and the dream, to forge his path in the world now known as the Lost Paradise.
“The son of god Gula has returned.”
I was lost in the world of gambling.
I turned my back on my family and even betrayed my lover.
I wasted every day of my life.
It was a life of trash.
The reality told me thus:
That I would amount to nothing no matter what I did.
In order to change my pathetic life, I chose fantasy, instead.
Even then, it was the same story.

I wondered if salvation would come at the end of the long road.
But, I was forced to kneel down in defeat in front of a powerful entity.
The tower I built up with my own hands crumbled into nothingness.
Just for once, I dearly wished to know the truth about myself.

– Come closer, my child…

I will not hold back this time.


The Second Coming of Gluttony (탐식의 재림) Cover

It was a great novel.

I was going to wait for the translator to reach 100 chapters so I could read it from the beginning and give it a proper review but sadly, the f*ck*r who owns the rights for the English translations decided to change the translator and start from the beginning so...

Well besides all of that, let's start :

Characters - 5/5:

All the characters so far have their own unique personality, they don't feel two-dimensional and you can see them develop as characters and not stay static like many other side characters from countless novels.

Also, so far it doesn't seem like there is a character that has been forgotten or thrown away, what I mean is that characters who you saw at the beginning of the story don't just appear during that part of the story and that's it, they keep reappearing (at least of what has been translated) in the future and some might even have a major role to play on the Arc they appeared, instead of being deleted once they fulfilled their role on the Arc they were introduced.

MC - 5/5:

The MC is pretty unique. He was a greedy scumbag but because of... something, he started changing into a better person. Something that I like is that the people around him don't just simply start accepting him again just because he changed, they are suspicious about him really changing, as anyone would be if a scumbag out of nowhere changed... The reaction of the people who knew how he was before is realistic, and that is something that I can appreciate as someone who has read many novels with similar starting plots.

Besides that, is not like he just became a great person just like that, through the story you can see him struggling with himself and trying to change his way of doing things, after all, someone just can't stop being who they were before, something is bound to stay the same or be difficult to change.

Plot - ?/5 :

The story so far has been amazing, but I can't really give a "proper" review to the plot because what I have read is less than 20% of the novel, so it would be unfair.

What I can say is that I love how the author is able to give some hope to the MC and other characters, just to throw them into the depths of hell at the last moment lol, I suffer along with the MC in those situations, but I still can't help but to want to see the MC struggle to find a way out.

Action - 4/5:

The fight scenes so far have been pretty good, nothing too amazing neither mediocre, I would say above average, although I can't give it a proper review since I'm not one to focus on that kind of stuff.
As long as there are no boring fights that expanded for about 20 chapters (of which I and many others skimmed through) or the power levels are really outbalanced, I'm happy.

By outbalanced power levels, I was talking about those novels in which the MC or some other character was able to destroy a mountain, and 10 chapters later they can punch a planet out of existence.

EDIT: It might be a bit confusing by the way I structured those two sentences, but no, there is not a 20 chapters boring fight, and neither does there seem to be outbalanced power levels in this novel, I was just talking about examples from other novels.

Translation - 10/5:

Well, analyzing translations is my bane of reviewing, after all, I'm pretty bad at trying to find misspelled stuff or something like that, that's because when I'm reading a novel, I'm either too concentrated on the story to pay attention to the sentence structure or I'm skimming through all of it (And also because I also su** at grammar, structure and all that **** but let's just ignore that fact for the sake of my image...). But well, that also means if I'm able to find something wrong while being in any of those two mind-states, then either the translator was pretty unlucky or he made a grave mistake and didn't proofread.

But I couldn't find any faults with the translated chapters. I think the translator or ex-translator did a great job with it and doesn't get the support that he deserves. Well, that's it, I really can't give it a proper review because not only am I pretty new at this reviewing stuff but also because there isn't enough translated material to give it a proper review.

So far of what I have read, the novel is pretty good, with unique characters and MC. the plot so far has been also great, not too slow neither too fast, you can enjoy the pace of the story, but sadly there aren't enough chapters to give it a proper review. The fight scenes don't seem to be that special but the execution is pretty good, and the translator did a good job. but beware, the rights holder for the English translation changed the translator and decided to start over so it might take a year or two before it surpasses the current translation.

EDIT: It seems that the new translation will use the ex-translator's chapters, so we will not have to wait that long to read it again.


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