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微微一笑很倾城 (A Slight Smile is Very Charming)

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《微微一笑很倾城》感动千万读者的《何以笙箫默》作者顾漫最新作品。如果你“惨”遭抛弃后,忽然有个很强很拽很不可一世的男人向你求婚,你怎么反应?   男人对女人一见钟情的是什么?容貌?气质?身家?NO,校园王子+游戏高高手肖奈同学一见微微,钟情的并非她逼人的艳色,而是她那飞舞在键盘上的纤纤玉手和她镇定自若的气势!!!囧掉了吧?同是网游高手的贝微微,彼时彼刻正在电脑前有条不紊地指挥着帮战,打了一场完美的以弱胜强的辉煌战役,完全没意识到爱神小天使近在己侧……随后,篮球游泳全能优等生与游戏公司总策划人等身的肖奈大神开始了网上网下全方位地捕猎美人心……于是,一场爱情,就在一朵花开的时间里,悄然萌生了。

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What is it that makes a man fall in love with a woman at
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Paperback, 第一版, 315 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by 南京:江苏文艺出版社
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Joyce
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Okay, let’s get the review started. I’m still fangirling inside, but, as this gif puts it so eloquently:

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I was actually very hesitant to start this at first, because I don’t really game, and I didn’t really like 何以笙箫默, so it was like, what if I’m stuck reading a 300+ paged Chinese book I don’t really like again?

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Thankfully, it never really fell to that.
“前夫” 转眼就娶了别的女人,虽然和真水只有一些革命感情,微微还是忍不住郁闷了,用头磕桌子(这孩子郁闷就这样……),大喊:“不带这样的,以貌取人啊!!!!!”
这句话微微不是在游戏里喊的,而是在宿舍里,于是微微立刻被上铺用枕头砸了。
“贝微微!你这个名副其实的大美女还这么喊,我们还要不要活了。
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Gundega (Rouzmary)
What's this? I have actually NOT written a review for this pure gem? The shame.

Because A Slight Smile is Very Charming sometimes also knows as Just One Smile is Very Alluring by Gu Man is exactly that. Pure gem.

Like, this is the best kind of relationship there is. No angst. No doubts. No drama-lama.
Instead, they're sure in their feelings and trust one another. Ah, it's simply a delight.

The plot is easy enough.

Xiao Nai (the ml) sees Wei Wei (the fm) playing a game online and catches his interes
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Melody Xu
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a relatively short and sweet love story. I started reading it after watching the TV series that was based off of the book. What really got me hooked to both the novel (and the book) is how much the main couple trust each other. Even though there are several obstacles in the way and people who try to prevent them from being together, they communicate well with each other and get that happy ending.

I read this book mostly because I was interested and partially because I wanted to practice
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Greenshe
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thankfully, i watched the movie version first. From the movie, i knew that the concept were incredible. And then i watched the drama version which is 98% adapted from the novel. But still, you will find something you can't watched in either the movie or the drama. And now, i will continue to read the manga version lol.

I reminded of Itazura Na Kiss actually. Not the plot. But the feeling. The story is so easy, not too much drama, fast and to the point. That's what i like, that's what i like >_<
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Kathryne Hong
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I finished the translated version of this a few days ago, and I’d say that, overall, it was a pretty decent book.

Just One Smile Is Very Alluring, or A Slight Smile Is Very Charming as I had read it, is a short and fluffy read. The interactions between the female and male lead is very sweet and endearing. But similarly, as with many other Chinese web novels, the key problem is very clear: the male lead is simply too overpowered.

Nowhere, nowhere, will you EVER find a handsome and intelligent unive
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Kathy Chung
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
i watched the movie and the drama series they were good. A friend recommended that i read the book as well.

Found an epub translation. Though the translation is not so smooth, it was still very enjoyable and page turning.

it cleared up many things that is not explained in the drama and movie.

i love the arrogance of the leading male character. The female character in this book is better than the one in the drama. at least she show more spirit.

overall this have been a good read though the translat
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Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)

Not bad but somehow I feel that the film was better, more entertaining. Perhaps it's because the film has added conflicts and extra interactions between characters especially the side characters. It just feels more vibrant and exciting. Yeah the pretty visuals are a bonus of course.

* 23 June 2017
Elaine
“这是盛夏里再平常不过的一天,就连那满满的满足和快乐,都是应为琐碎和平常。”

顾漫 isn't known for her amazing lyrical prose or even for unique storylines but I guess what I truly love about her work is that she manages to make simplicity work for her. Her storylines can often said to be predictable and even cliched but it's the way that they're tackled and written that stands out from most other Chinese books I've read so far. It's the simplicity that got to me and just like the liner I quoted, sometimes the most beautiful works stem f
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Syao Chan
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Probably just not my niche, but I was bored of the perfect male hero and the pretty-but-unkempt heroine who seems to perpetually be in awe of his awesomeness. They only really started interacting at the latter part of the story (with a reunion scene that made me swoon), and then abruptly, it ended. None of the characters really changed beyond aesthetics.
Nitzan Schwarz
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've read a fan translation to this one since I love the cdrama.
General thoughts: it's very breezy and fun. No angst or drama or miscommunication.
I find it really interesting though looking at this book and it's drama adaptation vs Gu Man's other adapted work, Shan Shan Come to Eat.
While reading Shan Shan, I was kind of shocked - the book had no drama whatsoever, while the cdrama created love rivals, new characters, conflicts and situation for the characters to deal with. While I really enjoyed
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Nattapan
Very romantic and too good to be true.

This fiction differs from Love O2O, the series and the movie around 15% and 35%, respectively.

If you like this book, you must watch both the series (Yang Yang is the best part.), and the movie (its sound track is very good.). Have a good dream!!
Shotgunguyiscool ♉
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
跟电视剧好像哦!

it's so similar to the tv show!
Fitria Y
I was hoping the book could save me from the drama's bad CGI, Yang Yang's foot acting and the self-boasting characters, alas... while I was saved from the first two, these annoying characters followed me to the book *throwsomesalt*
Because I LOVE My Sunshine, the drama, I want to trust this writer. I can see Gu Man likes the uncomplicated romance which I approve. I hate stupid understanding for the sake of building conflict. But these perfect, self-boasting characters (Bei Wei Wei, Xiao Nei) real
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Jennifer
This was cute. In all honesty, I saw the 2016 drama 'Love 020' and someone in the comment section mentioned it was fashioned after a Chinese light-novel/web-novel and with a link to a great translation. I clicked and got sucked in.
It is light and cute. I have since read many other Chinese web-novels and discovered this one was rather short in comparison. It's a quick read and seems to end .... not abruptly because most everything is tied up nicely, but it leaves you wanting more; wanting a good
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Sanshi
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars! This story somehow reminds me of Mo Bao Fei Baos' Stewed Squid with Honey with all the e-sports or online gaming theme.

I cheated though. I watched the Love O2O movie with Jing Boran and Angela Baby first


Love O2O series until episode 10 with my adorable Yang Yang (hahaha) before finishing the entire novel.



I went fangirling too much despite "my" age (I'm not ashamed haha). That I almost realized that I like TV series and the movie more than the novel. Maybe because I'm not an online g
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Dianne
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I am aware that there isn't an English release for this novel, thus I only read English translations online. Still, this novel is really, really good. I couldn't stop reading for the whole day. I wish the author would consider releasing an official English copy.
Ayana
Favorite!!!

Love both the drama and the movie! Love all the actors that played the MCs. Even the side characters are all very entertaining. A great, lighthearted and comedic romance read. Recommended!

5 *Yang Yang and Jing Boran is soooo hot* stars!
soriya
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The cutest story that put a smile on your face everytime. I'm so glad I found the translation for this since I loved Shan Shan Comes to Eat too much. the crossovers it just precious. :D
Alona
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I watched movie and drama, so of course I couldn't miss this book. And it didn't disappoint me. On my opinion, that's great example how book should be adapted into movie or TV drama.
Ese
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE 020 is the tv drama adaptation WATCH IT!!!, Thank me later.
Lou (Lou and Life)
You can read the English translation here: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/a...

I used Wattpad just because it was more convenient to use. The translation Wattpad uses is the one from above:
https://www.wattpad.com/story/1042742...

Ever since I've gotten my new phone, I've been able to read English translations of books that I've really wanted to read. A Slight Smile Is Very Charming is one of those books. I first watched the Chinese drama adaption of this book and I fell head over heels in l
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Niña sucks at writing book reviews
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Lady Jaye
Since I discovered Korean and Chinese dramas this year, I've been catapulted into a whole new world of wonders. A great many of the Chinese dramas being made are adaptations of novels, web Novels, and comics/Mangas. Having watched the series JUST ONE SMILE IS VERY ALLURING, I was intrigued and thought to go looking for the source book. While I couldn't find an official English translation, I found a web translation that worked well enough.

The live-action adaptation did an amazing job in staying
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Amanda
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, read-in-2018
Full disclosure: I'm just here for the KO/Hao Mei content.

- Cao Guang, being a peripheral character, is less of a dick compared to the TV/movie adaptations. That's nice.

- The MMORPG scenes and interactions are still really fun.

- Xiao Nai on paper comes across as more controlling or stalkery.

- I like that Weiwei as a female protagonist is allowed to be vain and smug, but it's uncomfortable being in her head when she's around Xiao Nai. You'd think that all that competitiveness would be carried ove
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Liv the Jellyfish Queen
"Xiao Nai smiles slightly, "I was thinking, if I knew, I should have fallen in love with you at first sight.""

A Slight Smile is Very Charming.

Recently, I watched the drama Love O2O and really enjoyed it, so here I am, reading the original web novel!
Even though I liked the book too (just not as much as the drama), I was a bit disappointed by the writing style of this. It read like mediocre (and I mean, very mediocre bordering on below average) fanfiction. I try to believe that's a fault in the tr
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Patricia’s Book Summaries
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HC
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is brilliant and interesting to read. It talks about a love story of a couple. Now they both study in the university, in the faculty computer science. The boy is handsome and intelligent, he is good at anything, he is a famous character in the university. The girl is just a normal girl that studies computer science.

The girl, Bei Weiwei, and the boy Xiao Nai met each other because of playing an online game, they were partners in the game. Because they need to discuss on the game so they
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Meko Wong
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is one of my favorite book in the whole summer. this book talks about貝微微 who is a university student and likes to play online game in the online game she is call 蘆葦微微 she met a man call 一笑奈何 who is the best gamer in the game. then 一笑奈何 and 貝微微 got married in the game. they made a video together and got the champion for the video competition. then one of the biggest company 風騰公司 want to get their idea. but 蘆葦微微 don't know 一校奈何 in real life so they decided to meet each other in real life ...more
Ella
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's almost alike to the Chinese drama, "Love O20" which I gotta say is one of my favorite dramas that I've seen this year and last. When I mention almost alike, the wording to the dialogue is quite different than to the one in the actual drama. Then again, who am I too say that. After all, it is my opinion anyways. To those who would really like to read the book, I suggest watching the Chinese drama first but if you rather like to read this than be my guest. Luckily for me, I had a friend who w ...more
Hayley Ho
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have watched the TV series for the book, which made me interested in reading the book version. Both versions are great, but the book version has included more scenes and details than the TV series. It is mainly about the students', who really enjoy playing online games, university school life and how they setup an online game company by themselves. This book talks about how the students overcome different problems faced during their setup of their own company and how they compete with a high e ...more
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Romanization of 顾漫.

Gu Man, born in 1981, is a renowned internet novelist in China who also works as a writer for Jinjiang Literature City. Her published works include: "Silent Separation", "Just One Smile is Alluring", "Shan Shan Comes to Eat" and "Blazing Sunlight". Some of her popular works have been adapted into drama series and films. Altho
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