Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Before the Coffee Gets Cold #1

Toshikazu Kawaguchi with Geoffrey Trousselot (Translator), Arina Ii (Narrator)

fiction magical realism emotional hopeful sad medium-paced

6 hours, 52 minutes | first published 2015

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The charming debut novel--already a phenomenon in Japan as well as a runaway UK bestseller--that asks What would you change if you could travel back in time?Down a small alleyway in the heart of Tokyo, there is an underground caf that's been serv...
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Moods

emotional 82%
reflective 68%
hopeful 52%
sad 40%
inspiring 28%
mysterious 21%
lighthearted 19%
relaxing 17%
adventurous 8%
funny 6%
challenging 3%
dark 1%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 23%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 42% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.83