The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

The Nakano Thrift Shop

Hiromi Kawakami with Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

224 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction contemporary lighthearted reflective slow-paced
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This "gentle, humorous novel" follows a young Japanese woman as she yearns for the love of a reluctant coworker (The Wall Street Journal).The objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers who handle th...

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Moods

lighthearted 75%
reflective 57%
relaxing 39%
funny 29%
emotional 26%
hopeful 20%
sad 6%
mysterious 5%
inspiring 4%
adventurous 1%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 10% | Plot: 3% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 40% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.34

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