Book: Before The Coffee Gets Cold
Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi
This is my 59th read for the year
A small cafe in Tokyo has a magic power - it can send people back or forward in time. But there are rules that need to be followed otherwise the person cannot return to their present life. A cup of coffee is poured, and the person it told that they must finish drinking that coffee once they get to the past/future- before it gets cold. They cannot move from their seat. And they can go back into the past/future to any point they wish. However - they cannot change the present by visiting the past/future. However it can change how they live in the present themselves.
This was an okay book. IT is VERY short, and really is a book of short stories. I had a hard time staying engaged with this one - I ended up putting it down and starting another book and then coming back to this one to finish it. I don't know how I feel about this one. I am glad I finished it, and the stories do come together, but I never felt truly engaged with it as a whole.