Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo

Hiromi Kawakami with Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

179 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary reflective relaxing sad slow-paced

Description

Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei," in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retir...

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Community Reviews Summary of 6,176 reviews

Moods

reflective 72%
emotional 53%
lighthearted 38%
relaxing 34%
sad 26%
hopeful 20%
funny 17%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 3%
challenging 3%
dark 1%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 40%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 8% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.61

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