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  1. 5 out of 5

    Steve Naylor

    Rating 4.0 stars This was pretty good. Had a lot of emotion, a good example of how history is written by the winners and how people are people no matter what race. The story starts with 2 friends walking on a college campus Jason and Rob. Jason is the one with everything going for him, great personality, quarterback, ripped and Rob is his snarky friend. A dark portal opens up and grabs Jason. Everyone else runs but Rob jumps in and tackles Jason out of the way only to be dragged into the portal Rating 4.0 stars This was pretty good. Had a lot of emotion, a good example of how history is written by the winners and how people are people no matter what race. The story starts with 2 friends walking on a college campus Jason and Rob. Jason is the one with everything going for him, great personality, quarterback, ripped and Rob is his snarky friend. A dark portal opens up and grabs Jason. Everyone else runs but Rob jumps in and tackles Jason out of the way only to be dragged into the portal himself. The next thing he hears before everything changes is the words "You'll do". Rob then wakes up on another world with purple grass and find that this world has game like mechanics. He is all alone and immediately almost dies. After that he almost dies again and he follows that up with almost dying one more time. By necessity he has one of the weirdest builds I have read about in a litrpg book (view spoiler)[ Every time he almost dies he has to put points into vitality just to stay alive. He would love nothing more than to be a magic user but he needs to stay alive first. He ends up being alone for about a week before he comes across 2 young elves. He tries to talk to them but they are terrified and run away. Turns out there are no humans on this world anymore. They were wiped out in the last war. They are blamed for everything. They started the war. They have a trait that is very dangerous and were thought too dangerous to live. When the humans were about to be annihilated they fought back they only way they knew how. They gave up their life energy to break the world. This was 8 years ago and it was called the cataclysm. Every race on the world lost something that day and since then there has been corruption in the land. His next meeting with the elves is when they try to kill him. If it wasn't for an infected bear attacking at that time he would have been dead. He saves an elf's life and gets away. He then finds a dungeon and runs into another elf who attacks him but they end up working together to help each other. She agrees to take him back to the village but she warns him he won't receive a warm welcome. He is reluctantly accepted into the village since they need people to fight the corruption. There is a pretty nice balance between the hatred for him because of what humans did. The hatred of themselves for what they did to the humans and dealing with the fact the Rob wasn't there and didn't have anything to do with it. Overall it was a pretty good story. The only thing missing was the why. Why was he brought there? For what purpose? Was it just entertainment? Was he supposed to help with the corruption somehow? The ending didn't help answer any of those questions. (hide spoiler)]

  2. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    It's tricky to write a sassy MC, as too often it moves from sass to snark. What I liked most about this one is how the MC, despite being perpetually on the the brink of a nervous breakdown, manages to hold his tongue so often that he levels a skill doing it. Rob is almost too balanced given the circumstances, but you can see through the range of flippant behaviour to how hard he's working to keep it together after being ripped from his world and nearly killed repeatedly in his first week. He's i It's tricky to write a sassy MC, as too often it moves from sass to snark. What I liked most about this one is how the MC, despite being perpetually on the the brink of a nervous breakdown, manages to hold his tongue so often that he levels a skill doing it. Rob is almost too balanced given the circumstances, but you can see through the range of flippant behaviour to how hard he's working to keep it together after being ripped from his world and nearly killed repeatedly in his first week. He's in an unenviable position for a number of reasons, and that is what drives the story. This held my attention throughout and I look forward to the next one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Johnny

    Book one Mistakes: This is a very well written and edited book. Any mistakes I found will be listed on Goodreads. I don't think that there was more than one. Plot: This is other world portal fantasy. I'd have liked some loot. Characters: Why do humans always get the fast learner trait? Honestly we are an incredibly stupid species. I liked that leveling up is addictive. 8/10 Book one Mistakes: This is a very well written and edited book. Any mistakes I found will be listed on Goodreads. I don't think that there was more than one. Plot: This is other world portal fantasy. I'd have liked some loot. Characters: Why do humans always get the fast learner trait? Honestly we are an incredibly stupid species. I liked that leveling up is addictive. 8/10

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jason DaSilva

    A very underrated gem of a book, I had neutral expectations for it and came out very pleasantly surprised. This is very much a character-driven novel where the author has taken standard portal fantasy framework and added malevolent twists to it. * What starts as a survival thriller turns into psychological/survival thriller. * By virtue of being human the MC has an incredible isekai cheat.... with a brutal twist to it that has an incredible lore-relevant consequences. * The standard humans/non-hum A very underrated gem of a book, I had neutral expectations for it and came out very pleasantly surprised. This is very much a character-driven novel where the author has taken standard portal fantasy framework and added malevolent twists to it. * What starts as a survival thriller turns into psychological/survival thriller. * By virtue of being human the MC has an incredible isekai cheat.... with a brutal twist to it that has an incredible lore-relevant consequences. * The standard humans/non-humans racism is present and extremely lore-relevant... only this time, the MC is the one on the receiving end of it. * The MC and his compatriots are not immune to trauma and a gigantic part of the story overall is how FUBAR'd everything is, how discrimination, tribalism, lack of unity and racism all rear their ugly heads and destroy reasoning not long after the "major victory"; how even those of their own races will denigrate and turn on each other with ease when there's no longer an easy target to vent upon, and how this wears down the compassion of even good people. * The litrpg system is the god of this world and the utter belief that it's impartial and fair.... only for the MC's arrival to subtly start to reveal that not only is it not impartial... it's quite possibly malevolent. I very rarely write reviews but this gets high praise from me as a litrpg with strong character focus that does not feel horribly contrived and shallow. There's plenty of number crunching, there's a good amount of action, but what really needs to be shined upon is the characters and their relationships.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    4 I Believe I'm Going To Bathe. Vigorously. Stars An Outcast in Another World is the first book in the Human Insanity series by KamikazePotato. This book was a surprise. I've been in what amounts to a slump of epic proportions, or so it seems at times. The Blight in all its horror and questionable intentions led us on a merry chase of intrigue and plot building throughout this book. Do I wanna stab the author for presenting certain character progression lines, and wiping them from existence with 4 I Believe I'm Going To Bathe. Vigorously. Stars An Outcast in Another World is the first book in the Human Insanity series by KamikazePotato. This book was a surprise. I've been in what amounts to a slump of epic proportions, or so it seems at times. The Blight in all its horror and questionable intentions led us on a merry chase of intrigue and plot building throughout this book. Do I wanna stab the author for presenting certain character progression lines, and wiping them from existence without much regard for my sanity in the wake of such actions? Maybe a little *shrugs* There are times when I wondered whether these gods sitting around the table were simply playing an advanced formula of D&D with the lives of Elatara world... Does not strip any of the reality and true existence from this cast of characters, but such a line of questioning definitively shifts the story as a whole... Was it the gods or The Blight that plucked him from Earth and deposited him here? Was there any real purpose behind his abduction? Or was this turn of events mere happenstance? Can we expect Jason to some how make it to this fantasy world? Or Rob to succeed in returning home? So many questions left unanswered at this end of this book. I did however still enjoy the journey in spite of the myriad of mysteries still left to ponder. Also, extreme and endless props to the author for the overwhelming amount of funnies that had me giggling and creating way too much noise at stupid o'clock in the middle of the night.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Curtis

    Impressive First Book Although very fast-paced, it takes a bit for the book to come together. Once it does though, you are on a wild bumpy ride with no expectations of the sights or destination (which is good). The characters are the stars here: they’re rich and detailed; very nicely done. The plot is (so far!) straightforward, but it hangs everything together well. The world is at least as rich as the characters, and presents new and interesting elements. The game action is done well too, with a Impressive First Book Although very fast-paced, it takes a bit for the book to come together. Once it does though, you are on a wild bumpy ride with no expectations of the sights or destination (which is good). The characters are the stars here: they’re rich and detailed; very nicely done. The plot is (so far!) straightforward, but it hangs everything together well. The world is at least as rich as the characters, and presents new and interesting elements. The game action is done well too, with a good balance between math and story. Stat-lovers have a few non-story sections marked for their review that can easily be skipped over for plot, which is a nice touch. Altogether a very good book, with new and interesting content. Good stats / drama / action / characters / world / humor / self-reflection. Definitely recommended (16+)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kaisa

    - Isekai - Meddling gods (?) - Snarky interface - Stats, class and skills, no other interface or inventory - Melee MC - Small pov changes, mostly just MC Some bleak themes which is a little startling compared to my usual light-humourous litrpg. Liked the MC. I liked how he dealt with his trauma of being teleported and his near death experiences. There were a few.. questionable explanations earlier in the book. Especially the scene where he jumps on-top of a bear but then somehow strikes it from belo - Isekai - Meddling gods (?) - Snarky interface - Stats, class and skills, no other interface or inventory - Melee MC - Small pov changes, mostly just MC Some bleak themes which is a little startling compared to my usual light-humourous litrpg. Liked the MC. I liked how he dealt with his trauma of being teleported and his near death experiences. There were a few.. questionable explanations earlier in the book. Especially the scene where he jumps on-top of a bear but then somehow strikes it from below and through the mouth and up in the brain? Which made me vary of more mistakes, but none occurred after that incident. This was a good solid book throughout, but what bumped it up from a 4 to a 5 is entirely in the last 10-20% of the book. Which was.. a roller coaster of excitement to me.

  8. 4 out of 5

    John

    Wow awesome story I don't really know how to describe this except awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. There is a lot of moral/ethical and philosophical issues and Dilemmas for Rob the hero/victim to wade through. Rob is whisked away to a new world where stats rule and humans are beyond vilified plus extinct. He gets to bare the enmity of the entire world for transgression of his species. Complicated. At the same time he needs People and he needs to get stronger. But leveling and getting stron Wow awesome story I don't really know how to describe this except awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. There is a lot of moral/ethical and philosophical issues and Dilemmas for Rob the hero/victim to wade through. Rob is whisked away to a new world where stats rule and humans are beyond vilified plus extinct. He gets to bare the enmity of the entire world for transgression of his species. Complicated. At the same time he needs People and he needs to get stronger. But leveling and getting stronger is dangerous for human sanity. Rob has his hands full for sure and he likes a beautiful elvin lady but that taboo also. Just read it. You won't regret it. Great book and can't wait for next in series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Graham McPhee

    Surprisingly good! I was hesitant after reading a review that said this was just a “ humans are evil, elves are good” plot but clearly that person gave up reading before you get all the facts, or they just don’t know a good book unless it slaps them in the face. This was a great story and I can’t wait for the second one to come out in December. It was well written and it took a fresh enough take on several tired tropes to keep me glued to it. And it was just plain fun to read! Kamikaze Potato is Surprisingly good! I was hesitant after reading a review that said this was just a “ humans are evil, elves are good” plot but clearly that person gave up reading before you get all the facts, or they just don’t know a good book unless it slaps them in the face. This was a great story and I can’t wait for the second one to come out in December. It was well written and it took a fresh enough take on several tired tropes to keep me glued to it. And it was just plain fun to read! Kamikaze Potato is an author that I will be keeping an eye on.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    Very good read One way I judge a LitRGP book is by whether or not I would want to live in this RPG world. I would not want to live in this world. Another, better, way that I judge by how many annoying little bits there are and how well the story is written. This book was very well written with absolutely none of those annoying bits. No little inconsistencies or “that just doesn’t make sense.” The world is real, even if life there is a bit harsh and full of adventure. I’m definitely reading onwards!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Coyle

    Not for me The book starts slow with standard relocation to alternate world fair. It loses me completely when the MC meets elves who disclose the genocide of humans in the alternate world. Yes, GENOCIDE, which is decidedly not my favorite way to give depth to a storyline or world build. I abandoned the story in disgust at this point.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Peter Morris

    Refreshingly good I've been bingeing the genre for a while now, I guess reading some B quality stuff. This brought me right back to where I started, loving it. Fresh ideas, well written characters, great world building and great banter. None of the instantly OP hero and his harem, this is dragging yourself forward, no matter how much it hurts. There better be a book 2 at least. Refreshingly good I've been bingeing the genre for a while now, I guess reading some B quality stuff. This brought me right back to where I started, loving it. Fresh ideas, well written characters, great world building and great banter. None of the instantly OP hero and his harem, this is dragging yourself forward, no matter how much it hurts. There better be a book 2 at least.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Travis Neuman

    True LitRPG Too many novels are taking that tag line and not meeting the mark. Author is very engaging and, in my opinion, does an amazing job between narrative and the “crunchy”. It is not a LitRPG without the stats…I applaud the author for making it as optional as possible for those who don’t like it. Pick it up and read!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mike Goodman

    Fan-tastic Good Story Because it was a good story, I devoured it in twelve sleepless hours. This story of a college dude being sucked into a portal to another world that has warred with humanity and won was the scene our hero finds himself in. Every other race hates humans and it takes a lot for the Mc to get a few elves to accept him. This web serial turned book was Awesome.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cameron

    Fun Isekai LitRPG Story Different take on the typical isekai story, but worth the ride. The take on leveling being a potentially addictive experience is very interesting conceptually and well explored in this book. I look forward to learning more about the world, I enjoyed the elements of how it got to how it is - and how things fit together.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jonny0z0

    Words Words I really enjoyed this book , it’s a bit bothersome trying to find something interesting to get sucked into for a few hour or days . The characters had substances and the lack high school Love triangles or worse harems is a definite plus in my book, I mean your book . I will definitely keep track of your future endeavors

  17. 4 out of 5

    mahmod elrays

    Nicely done! The start is a bit traditional, but then the story develops into the most believable unbelievable set of events! The protagonist responses to the LITRPG aspect of his new world are unique, funny and natural at the same time. For example upgrading perception around his teammates was hilarious. The rest of characters are well developed and their views on the newly minted human enriched the story by how varied they are. A fresh take on the genre, different from the customary “ I came, I s Nicely done! The start is a bit traditional, but then the story develops into the most believable unbelievable set of events! The protagonist responses to the LITRPG aspect of his new world are unique, funny and natural at the same time. For example upgrading perception around his teammates was hilarious. The rest of characters are well developed and their views on the newly minted human enriched the story by how varied they are. A fresh take on the genre, different from the customary “ I came, I saw, I killed, I levelled up, yay I’ll do it again” Can’t wait for more.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Roberto Flores

    I don't always agree with this book, but it is good. Getting the story to work in a book where the wrong guy is kidnapped is hard. This pulls it off. The characters are well defined. The narrative follows a logical progression. Th story feels like a culmination of several factors, and not something that is forced forward. I like this series and can not wait for more. I don't always agree with this book, but it is good. Getting the story to work in a book where the wrong guy is kidnapped is hard. This pulls it off. The characters are well defined. The narrative follows a logical progression. Th story feels like a culmination of several factors, and not something that is forced forward. I like this series and can not wait for more.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Amazing story No other words for it. Fantastic world building, and characters that I actually want to live. The author actually hits on notes of sadness and melancholy, things you'd expect from someone ripped away from their home, instead of the standard "Dive into adventure and forget the past" you see so much. Amazing story No other words for it. Fantastic world building, and characters that I actually want to live. The author actually hits on notes of sadness and melancholy, things you'd expect from someone ripped away from their home, instead of the standard "Dive into adventure and forget the past" you see so much.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Zion Reyes

    Fun! I read this before it was published here, and I had a legitimate good time. Am having a good time, because the story is still being updated on Royal Road. Hint hint for those looking for more after finishing this.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    Awesome lit rpg I read a good amount of lit rpg, and this one is now one of my favorites. Crunchy but not too much, with the ability to skip a lot of the stats if that's not your thing. Also have to say I found this book because mr potato put a post on imgur. Well done sir Awesome lit rpg I read a good amount of lit rpg, and this one is now one of my favorites. Crunchy but not too much, with the ability to skip a lot of the stats if that's not your thing. Also have to say I found this book because mr potato put a post on imgur. Well done sir

  22. 5 out of 5

    Grant

    enjoyable read Really liked this book. Was enjoying it from the very beginning and liked how the characters developed as well as the overall plot for the book and the series. Look forward to the next book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marlene Lane

    Well done A pretty well written story with 80% of the book having great pacing. A few times it drags but moves on quick enough afterwards. Interesting system and I can’t wait for the next one.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Daly

    A fantastic start Outcast in another world builds a fascinating setting filled with a wide variety of entertaining and complex characters. I look forward to seeing where the Author takes Rob and his companions next.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Crabtree

    A Vastly Enjoyable Adventure. I. truly enjoyed the characters, the different world building and an always exciting story to pull me in, grab hold and not let go. Really looking forward to seeing how their adventures continue. Thanks for the Big Smile.

  26. 5 out of 5

    James

    Lots of fun It's a great read and well worth your time. Touched a few heart strings especially the sentiments about the loss of a best friend. Having lost a best friend i can so feel for the character and some parts hurt to read. But thanks for them too. Lots of fun It's a great read and well worth your time. Touched a few heart strings especially the sentiments about the loss of a best friend. Having lost a best friend i can so feel for the character and some parts hurt to read. But thanks for them too.

  27. 4 out of 5

    John DeBlanc

    Fantastic Kamikaze Potato kicks off his first series with An Outcast in Another World: A Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Book One - Human Insanity). One of the best new authors I've come across in a while. Highly recommended! Fantastic Kamikaze Potato kicks off his first series with An Outcast in Another World: A Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Book One - Human Insanity). One of the best new authors I've come across in a while. Highly recommended!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jennet Butler

    I kept reading But what I really yearned for was more detail. More description of the world, more combat details, more litrpg and leveling detail and especially more character development. A novel concept and a main character to relate to. Just please give me more.

  29. 5 out of 5

    David Harriss

    Oddly Fun Strong characters, believable relationships, and an interesting world combine into a compelling read. Proofing errors and typical LitRPG inconsistencies detract from the enjoyment.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Hilarious and filling I was cracking up throughout the whole thing. The beginning especially, but then it starts to get deeper but still funny. I liked the progression of the characters as well. I really enjoyed it!

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