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Before the Coffee Gets Cold, by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

17 reviews

pn__'s review

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adventurous emotional inspiring mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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louise_o's review

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emotional inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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darkmattersoybean's review

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emotional hopeful reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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hauntedtesty's review

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reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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sincerelyelizakate's review

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emotional hopeful reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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cheye13's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I think the translation really drops the ball on this one. The concept and execution was quite beautiful, but the language style left the characters flat and dry.

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sarah984's review

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I thought this book was beautiful and really thought-provoking - if you could travel through time despite all the rules and constraints and never being able to change anything, would it be worth it? The stories are sad but not too maudlin, and while I would have preferred the outcomes to be a little less conservative I can see how the characters came to those conclusions and really liked how even though they hadn't changed the past, the change in perspective changed their future.

This novel is an adaptation of a play of the same name, which explains why it's so dialogue-driven and all takes place in a single room.

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