Toshikazu Kawaguchi

𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐝
𝐁𝐲 𝐓𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐮 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐫
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟐𝟏𝟑
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧/ 𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑

Without a doubt, this book lives up to every praise it receives. It is an exquisite piece of writing that radiates beauty. It takes the concept of time travel, which has been extensively explored and breathes unparalleled uniqueness into it. The story is a delicate blend of profound sorrow and immense joy, delving into challenging themes that resonate with everyone. In my opinion, it stands among the rare literary works that truly inspire.

A collection of interconnected stories weaves a captivating narrative about a coffee shop that transports people through time. The book unfolds a unique time journey with each chapter, but what sets it apart is its consistent presence of familiar characters. The book combines the depth of character development found in traditional novels with the intensity of a collection of short stories.

What struck me most were the intricacies bestowed upon the characters, as well as the genuine portrayal of their everyday struggles. This novel beautifully captures the bittersweet essence of life, blending moments of sweetness, sadness, and hope, just as reality often does. It doesn't offer a simplistic solution where magic erases all problems; rather, it invites readers to embrace the journey, immersing themselves in its pages while savouring a comforting cup of coffee.

A time traveller in this book obeys one rule: no matter how he changes the past, his present remains unchanged. It makes sense and is logical to follow this rule. Therefore, when the character journeys to the past, their present circumstance remains the same, unaffected by their actions. What makes this narrative truly remarkable is that despite the unchangeability of the present, the characters' attitudes towards their circumstances change profoundly.

There is no doubt that our attitude toward a given situation plays an important role in the outcome of a given situation, as the book impressively conveys. As a result, it teaches us to embrace happiness and live in the present moment. It encourages us to express gratitude to those who have aided us along the way. It also encourages us to offer apologies when we have erred, to relinquish regrets, and to cultivate a perpetual sense of gratitude. These invaluable lessons serve as the core essence of this remarkable literary work. 

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Other Books From this Series

Tales From The Café; Before The Coffee Gets Cold (Review Soon)

Before Your Memory fades (Review Soon)

Before We Say Goodbye (Review Soon)

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