Book review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

This book almost reads a bit like a cross between a play and a short story collection. It is built around a quite simple but interesting concept, where people can go back in time by visiting a certain cafe, as long as they only stay a short while (leaving before the coffee gets cold!).

There are a series of snapshots of different lives, as various people take the opportunity to go back in time. Some were quite sad, others had some humour and intrigue to them. For me, these stories were all pleasant enough, but nothing about the book really grabbed me. It was a nice, easy to read book, but I wouldn’t necessarily push it into everyone’s hands. It’s a short read though, so if you’re looking for something quite light to dip into, it could be worth a go.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an ecopy of this book.

Sophie @Sophie_Jo_Books  📚 🐾


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