Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo

Hiromi Kawakami with Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

192 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary reflective relaxing sad slow-paced
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Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’, in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, ...

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Moods

reflective 72%
emotional 53%
lighthearted 38%
relaxing 33%
sad 26%
hopeful 19%
funny 16%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 3%
challenging 3%
dark 1%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 39%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 38% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 8% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.61

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