My Dear Archimedes (Dear Archimedes) 亲爱的阿基米德 by 玖月晞 Jiu Yue Xi (OE)

The highly intelligent logician Yan Su knows everything, but yet he has extremely low EQ.

The rather clever biologist Zhen Ai is an all-rounded and good person, but yet she is often found to be in a daze. Actually, she just takes a long time to process things.

As such –

When she fails to react,
Yan Su: Your neural reflex arc is capable of circulating around the Earth five times.

When she finally has some reactions,
Zhen Ai: I feel cold.
Yan Su: That may be because your kidney suffers from yang deficiency; it may also be because of the lack iron in your bloodstream, coupled with insufficient thyroid secretion…
Zhen Ai: Oh thanks!

When he believes her,
Yan Su: Of course you are not the killer; if you were the killer, you would use a method that is more cruel and yet retains an air of elegance.
Zhen Ai: Oh thanks!

When he does not believe her, he will use his style and method to capture Zhen Ai (true love)*.

*T/N: Zhen Ai has the same pronunciation as true love in Mandarin.


[Ebook] [Radiodrama] [Archimedes thân yêu][ Eng Translation][친애적아기미덕][Drama]


19 Responses

  1. Singleswan
    Singleswan September 28, 2015 at 10:30 am |

    Aww, thanks for providing those touching scenes!!! They are really beautiful to read. I could feel my stomach tighten and heart beat slow :3
    I’m not really into detective stories though and tend to avoid modern novels with violence in.

  2. thiri
    thiri September 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm |

    Is she die? Did he found her?Even if he found her how did he know that she is right one..I mean he doesn’t remember her face or her voice…Oh !!!!is open ending…….How frustrating!! -_-///

  3. dramasbooksandtea
    dramasbooksandtea September 30, 2015 at 6:01 am |

    @Singleswan Haha no worries I understand not all detective novels are everyone’s cup of tea! There were points during My Dear Archimedes when I felt chills going up my spine because of how eerie the situation was, like when the leads were trapped in an old mansion with the killer and other potential victims.

    @thiri Nope, Zhen Ai didn’t die. However, the criminal syndicate captured her after the grand finale. When Yan Su first started looking for Zhen Ai, he couldn’t remember her face, her voice or how she was related to him. There wasn’t even any evidence showing that she had previously existed because Zhen Ai was a fake identity given to her previously when she was under the witness protection program. Thus, he drifts from country to country, certain that if he were to find her again, somehow, his feelings would help him recognize she is the one he’s looking for.

    It’s very frustrating that it’s open-ended but there are rumours floating around the Internet that the author intends to continue with a sequel, so hopefully both of them will be able to have a happy ending in the end 🙂

  4. milquety
    milquety October 1, 2015 at 9:14 am |

    I’m currently reading this too! Into about 56% of it. I’ve been wondering why this book hasn’t been recommended here yet, but here it is at last! I’m glad, because so far I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read. Mystery-solving partners, yeahhh.

    Personally, I’ve been quite fond of the leads’ interactions/dynamics. This book also contains one of my favourite romance confessions scenes tbh, even though it wasn’t anything novel or groundbreaking. There were surely many times when Yan Su made me laughed. Except my reading pace had been slowed down since the leads started dating. Zhen Ai’s past and background could be kinda cliche and extreme, so I’m hoping it doesn’t turn out to be tasteless and sloppy in execution as it goes down the road.

    I’ve read about how the ending is not a HE?? But yeah I look forward to how the story will unfold and end.

    p/s: Imagine an interaction between Yan Su and 他来了,请闭眼’s Bo Jin Yan. 🙂
    and Yan Su 言溯 is also a pun, like Zhen Ai 甄爱’s is too.

  5. milquety
    milquety October 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm |

    @dramasbooksandtea Nope I won’t say I’m a big fan of detective novels but rather romance/relationships mixed with mystery is pretty good for me~ Yup I’ve read Ding Mo’s stuff, namely When Snail Loves and Our Glamorous Times. I’m planning to read Ding Mo’s other books too, and Jiu Yue Xi’s Dear Freud. But apparently I’ve read that Dear Archimedes is probably the best one in the “Dear” series.

    Yes same here! In fact, I’m STILL at the part where they are in the mansion…..orz. I agree the book was pretty engaging until then because I thoroughly enjoyed the leads’ characters. I like the balanced dynamics in them~ I was initially attracted to read the novel because there was a huge promise on the fact that they’re two geniuses haha~

    I look forward to it!!

    p/s: I think I have this other romance-deduction/mystery novel on my reading list titled 唯有你如此不同 but I’m not sure if it’s heavy on mystery since I haven’t read it yet. Not sure if it had been recommended here but just dropping the title. I look forward to reading this one as well. ((Too many to read!!!!! +_+))

  6. Joy
    Joy November 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm |

    Hi. Thanks for posting up this title as I’ve been browsing around for it. I’ve also been spoilt by reading Ding Mo’s novels and am currently obsessed with the drama adaptation of 他来了,请闭眼. I loved the story very much and am on the hunt for similar stories and baidu seems to recommend 玖月晞’s 亲爱系列。I can’t seem to find her 3亲爱books at当当 though. Does anyone know whether they’ve been published?

  7. Alison Huynh
    Alison Huynh December 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm |

    Hello. ^^
    There’s HE version the author’s written for Taiwan Book.
    I’ve heard that she intended to write Dear Archimedes 2 when she was writing this. If you read Dear Freud written by the same author, she mention Yan Su and Zhen Ai a few times and it’s confusing: Zhen Ai is said to have died (!?), Yan Su is Dear Freud’s male lead paternal half-brother, also, Zhen Ai is involve in Mind-Spirit-Psychology Organization (!?). Well, we all hope Dear Archimedes 2 will come out.
    Anyway, I’ve read Dear Archimedes, Dear Freud, Dear Socrates, those are so well-written, i highly recommend. The author is writing Dear Wanderer 《亲爱的漂泊者》but i dont know when she will upload it.

  8. Alison Huynh
    Alison Huynh December 15, 2015 at 10:33 am |

    Read Dear Freud then read Dear Socrates. Many readers dont like Dear Socrates’s female lead and i dont know why. Also, try reading《他知道风从哪个方向来》(He Knows Where The Wind From) and《少年的你,如此美丽》(Beautiful Youth of Yours) written by the same novelist. Those two are very very popular in China and Vietnam as well. I got obsessed after reading Beautiful Youth of Yours so extremely that i have no mood to read other novel for months….! It’s HE but………. ok, just read it then you’ll know. … .

  9. A Fan of Chinese Novel
    A Fan of Chinese Novel August 7, 2016 at 4:35 am |

    This author has been accused as a ‘serial plagiarist’. If you actually search her name in baidu with the plagiarism, you’ll find tons of tieba posts and other articles on it. I mean, many authors have been accused before, but usually they’re just one or two articles with a few overall plots that are similar. But this author got lots of discussions on her and some pretty detailed analysis of a few novels.

  10. milquety
    milquety August 7, 2016 at 5:11 am |

    @A Fan of Chinese Novel

    Thanks for sharing the link! I’ve actually, on many occasions, heard about the same accusation on Jiu Yue Xi too. Having read Archimedes after Ding Mo’s Ta Lai Le Qing Bi Yan, I was also surprised by how many uncanny similarities both stories possess. Personally, I still think Archimedes is clearly much better written than Ta Lai Le. (DM’s great in her own way too but yeah.) However if JYX really did consciously plagiarised DM, it would be really depressing and I wouldn’t be able to wholeheartedly support JYX, because I do adore them both.

    A quick glimpse through the Weibo link you shared, it seems like there is a fair amount of people who don’t agree and it still seems pretty debatable. Indeed, romance novel tropes are more or less the same few, but I’m not sure about this. I haven’t read other JYX novels and the novels she had been accused of plagiarising. What do you think?

  11. Supernova Sehun
    Supernova Sehun August 19, 2019 at 6:14 am |

    i do not understand chinese but i’ve read DA on twitter by a translator there. unfortunately she has stopped translation in midst of 2017 and i’m still stuck on chapter 72… can anyone recommend me more mystery romance cn novels with complete translations please? ):

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