Day: December 11, 2020

Book review: 『リバース』by Kanae Minato

Introduction Title: 『リバース』Author: Kanae MINATO (湊かなえ)Published by 講談社文庫338 pages リバース has been adapted into a drama series featuring Tatsuya Fujiwara (藤原竜也). Review Overall, I enjoyed reading 『リバース』, but I somehow had a hard time to connect with the protagonist and to feel involved in his mission. It took me two attempts to read this book as the beginning is very slow, and I gave up after 50 pages the first time I tried to read it. The main thing that discouraged me from reading this book the first time might be the way the story was told. The narration uses a lot of flash-backs, with a flash-back sometimes leading to another one, and I felt that the main story was not progressing, and that it was hard to connect with the characters. I also personally dislike when novels talk about coffee, and this was a main theme in 『リバース』. I love coffee, I love novels, I love drinking coffee while reading books, but somehow I don’t like coffee in books. I feel like authors who …