A Lazy Review of Death: Genesis: An Isekai LitRPG

Quick Summary:

A lone man embraces savagery to good effect.

Guided by the schemes of a mysterious figure, Zeke is put through a trail that guarantees power as long as he survives it. Different from the rest of the chosen, Zeke gets no help. No level-one bunnies to kill or mentors to show him the way. The only advantage he has is his mind, and even that is threatened as he loses himself in the constant killing and bloodshed.

  1. Was it Good?        Loved it
  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how engaging was it? 8
    1. 1=Too lazy to finish
    2. 5=Put down a few times to do other things
    3. 10= Finished in nearly one session 

_Started strong lost me a bit at the end _

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  1. Will I remember any of the story or Characters after reading this?
    • The first half of this story was awesome. It was basically man vs. wild. If wild, in this case, was hordes of monsters ready to skin and eat Zeke alive. Another aspect of this story is Zeke’s mental state and adaptability in different situations. It’s fun to see how he overcomes dire fights when most of the monsters he fights in the first part of the novel can one-shot him. If I had to describe him, I would consider him a smart berserker who doesn’t suffer from the drawback of losing himself to rage. The only thing he has to worry about is keeping his sanity. One of the things I love about this story is that as smart as Zeke is, most of his solutions to problems are pretty simple. Smash it or run away. I’m not gonna lie; I read a lot of fantasy. Sometimes, it gets kind of boring reading about 50 different types of magic or warrior techniques. It feels like it’s all the same thing at the end of the day, occasionally. For Zeke, things are different. It doesn’t matter if he faces monsters, mages, archers, or elementals. His approach is the same. He is tough enough to tank any attack that comes his way. Be fast enough to close the distance with his enemies. Be strong enough to destroy anything that stands in front of him. It’s honestly a breath of fresh air and why I loved this book.
  1. Was there anything that took away from my enjoyment of the story?
    • The second half felt like a different kind of story. I still liked it, but it was different. Zeke starts to interact with society. He gets humbled a couple of times because of his confidence in his strength. He undergoes training and learns some warrior techniques. A lot of cool stuff happens, and Zeke does indeed become stronger. I just lost some of my enjoyment of the story a bit. It kind of felt like he lost his edge. The fights became more about maximizing the effectiveness and harmony between skills, abilities, and techniques, with the addition of companions and shadow originations with mysterious schemes. The novel becomes more similar to a lot of other works I’ve read. It’s a bit better written than a lot of stories I’ve read.
  1. Am I going to check out more from this series or author?
    • Yes. I’m actually I’m reading book 2 right now. I have some small grips about it, but it’s good. I have momentarily put it down because I was drawn into a new show on Netflix. As soon as I finish season 4 of Castlevania, I’ll come back and finish the rest of book 2. Oh, and the series has 4 books in it.

If you’re interested in the book, click here to go to the book’s page on Amazon.

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