Book Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

If you could go back, who would you want to meet? What would you change if you travel back in time?

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café. A café that not only serves its customer carefully brewed coffee but gives them a chance to travel back in time.

‘Before the coffee gets cold’ by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a short read and can be finished in one sitting. Contain four short stories, all linked with the same theme that is time travel. The book, despite having such a fascinating premise it was a failure for me.

At the start, I thought, will surely gonna like it. But the writing ruined my optimistic expectations.
I seriously couldn’t relate to any of the characters in the café. The most annoying part was the RULES. Whenever they explained the RULES time and again, it makes the whole book so damn irritating.

Neither any of the stories touched my heart, nor I felt anything for the characters. In fact, at times, I got confused among the characters as they have no significant unique traits. In my opinion, it was plain and super dull. It could have been better and presented more interestingly without adding those nonsensical Rules.

For the sake of reading, I somehow just wanted to finish it.
I would not recommend this one to anyone. I am giving this a 2 star, only because I know it needs plenty of hard work to publish a book.

Rating: 2/5 ⭐️⭐️

Published by Elysian Bookgraphy World

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