Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata with Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

fiction contemporary literary reflective fast-paced

163 pages | first published 2016

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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 what makes her...
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Summary of 26249 reviews

Moods

reflective 75%
funny 44%
lighthearted 32%
dark 16%
emotional 14%
sad 12%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
challenging 9%
relaxing 8%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%
tense 4%
adventurous 1%

Pace

fast 59%
medium 29%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 29% | No: 28% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 33% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.74

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