You can read this book for free over at the translator's website.
Below is my review of the book from Goodreads,
This is one of the few books that I find very hard to forget. It always remained in my memory as a book I highly enjoyed and couldn't resist going on a marathon for.
I also managed to forgot the story of this book enough to read through it once again. Like how they say in ORV, everytime you read a book, it's a different book. You see new things. This time I was again fascinated by how the author managed to handle so many dark protagonists at the same time with almost no one "good" to set the contrast.
I felt that the author never really made up his mind if the MC is a twisted good or just plain evil. But I can tell you, you can't judge the characters by the common sense of our world. But it's possible, to see from their point of view.
Each volume feels more like a short story set in a universe, I wish it was a huge novel with a lot to read. If the author is reading this review, let me just thank you for creating this great story. I hope you find the time, energy and opportunity to write more, much more.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who can handle dark protagonists, likes intelligent characters, there is drama, politics, philosophy and brilliant illustrations
I just finished binge reading the series, I do not know if it was because I was reading a mind numbingly boring fight scene in a wuxia novel that I just got captivated by the starting of this book that I could not stop.
I am happy to say I enjoyed all four volumes, I am waiting for more. There are some logical inconsistencies but they are minor and will not be too glaringly obvious.
The MC is a ruthless man, he has a lot characteristics that NEETs will find appealing. He is lazy and does not believe labour is something can be enjoyed. He craves authority which is basically power and no one has ever had enough of that. The MC stays true to his character and is a dark guy - no kind soul here.
He is smart. I love how the author makes him really smart. He is a great orator, with a skillful tongue. He is a very competent person.
The translation was written by someone with a great grasp on english, kudos. Like he used the apt words in many places. The story uses interleaving with the viewpoint suddenly shifting etc.
The story as a whole has to do with how our MC will survive living in this game. He settles into a NEET life when he gets sucked into the game through a survey (they have not explained this yet). He already played this game before so he knows a bit about what major events will happen and about the characters themselves, he is now forced to live the game as the weakest of the 72 bosses. He starts out penniless, physically weak, no subordinates. All he has is that head and very importantly a sort of status which is legally powerful. He is revered by the commoners as he is after all a boss.
Its deep at many places. I recommend reading it slow, its hard cause its really interesting but do try.
Eagerly waiting for the next volume.
I am now writing this after reading all 5 volumes again,