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Before the Coffee Gets Cold, by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

ksmithy1536's review against another edition

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2.0

I'm not going to finish this novel. I really love the concept it's beautiful but it's written in a way of a theatre script, which i dont mind but it's hard to follow and confusing in general. I wish there was a little background story for the characters before the story began but there isn't.

suzanneteves's review against another edition

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4.0

the smell of coffee and the beautiful stories all in one book during such a cozy weather is all I could ask for

bookslug21's review against another edition

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

3.75


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evieintheshire's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

amylil's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

mollyg1bbs's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-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

3.75

urgirlchristine's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing slow-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? No

4.5

So beautifully written. Loved the way the stories were interwoven with each other, I really thought they were going to just be independent of each other. Would love to read more stories that take place in this cafe! 

beforebreakfast's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

mersh's review against another edition

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5.0

What would you change if you could go back in time?

I am a sucker for some angst, and some crying. Softy? maybe, but nonetheless I enjoyed this book.
Nothing really amazing happens except for the fact that you can go back in time but there are a lot of rules making it difficult or a waste of time to do it anyway.

I love the short stories, I appreciated each of them. Were some things repetitive and slow? Yes, but I felt they were necessary. Would it be better as a show or a play? Yes, because this was originally meant for a theatre play and apparently there's a movie of this out last 2018.

carolinepramono's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring

5.0