When I first read this, the thing that instantly popped into my mind was [I really am a superstar]. I enjoyed it in the beginning as I didn’t really have much expectations, however, the story just got blander and blander.
Pace is a little too fast for me, to be more specific, I personally feel that the MC is going through too much knowledge way too fast. And each one of the skills he gets is annoyingly bad or unserious.
While it may be cool to speak to dogs, cook addicting food, read a person’s fate, in the end, I don’t really see the direction this story wants to go. Other than the overly stated ‘become the great master Lin’. I mean, what does the MC get out of it?
In the beginning, he is poor and in business city ShangHai. But by by the time I read a few chapters in, it’s like he just wants to be lazy and not work, pushing it off on reasons such as ‘I don’t care about fame nor fortune’.
The side characters other are 2D. Other than their intro chapters where we barely get to know them, they just become the cheerleaders, knowledge providers, or little brother collection pieces...
Now for those who don’t like IRAS, I’m not saying it’s the best novel in the world, but at least compared to Lin Fan, Zhang Ye actually has a goal! It may get side tracked or put aside for some faceslaping/romance, but the ultimate end goal is still to become a world famous celebrity (perhaps even the number one).
One other point is that all the antagonists or ‘cannon fodder’ characters all had their IQs lowered to make the MC look smarter.
News report: Cloud street has 200% sales increase since MC moved in.
Realtor A: let’s increase everyone’s rental fees the second time this year by 100%! That’s a smart move, the shop owners definitely won’t riot...
MC + party: We resist! If you don’t take it back, we will leave this place!
Realtor A + Company: let them move, it’s not like MC is the reason for the sales increase....
#please look at the news report!!!
In the end, I’m not saying people absolutely won’t enjoy this, but I was most certainly unsatisfied with it’s presentation.