Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata

fiction contemporary reflective fast-paced

176 pages | first published 2016

Description

Meet Keiko. Keiko is 36 years old. She’s never had a boyfriend, and she’s been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years. Keiko’s family wishes she’d get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won’t get married. But Keiko knows...
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Moods

reflective 74%
funny 45%
lighthearted 31%
dark 17%
emotional 15%
sad 13%
challenging 10%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
relaxing 7%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%
tense 4%

Pace

fast 57%
medium 30%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 30% | No: 26% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 34% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 45% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.74