Spoiler-Free Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

(As posted on my Goodreads)

 

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I adore this novel! I stayed up later than I’d planned reading it in one sitting.

While the premise may sound dull to some readers at first glance, for me this book was the perfect combination of matter-of-fact humour, unique main character, and unsettlingly relatable interpersonal situations.

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Combined with the fact that the konbini in the story brought back poignant memories from my recent trip to Japan, it was a highly enjoyable read.

Sayaka Murata offers a fascinating and truthful look at the odd society we live in, the expectations and social mores that are blueprints enshrined in public consciousness.

I was really rooting for Furukura by the end, and what a satisfying ending it was.

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