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解忧杂货店

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僻静的街道旁有一家杂货店,只要写下烦恼投进店前门卷帘门的投信口,第二天就会在店后的牛奶箱里得到回答:因男友身患绝症,年轻女孩静子在爱情与梦想间徘徊;克郎为了音乐梦想离家漂泊,却在现实中寸步难行;少年浩介面临家庭巨变,挣扎在亲情与未来的迷茫中……

他们将困惑写成信投进杂货店,奇妙的事情随即不断发生。生命中的一次偶然交会,将如何演绎出截然不同的人生?
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published May 2014 by 南海出版公司 (first published March 28th 2012)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I loved this book so much! It has everything that I love in a book. The way in which it weaves the story together connecting all the characters was what completely won me over. All the characters are given such detailed backgrounds that they feel real. I didn't love the way in which some of the advice was being worded by the boys sending out the advice letters, but it was realistic to the situation at hand. I'm so thrilled that this one was a win for me!
Narin Kim
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This magical story about a magical Store offers readers strange comfort. It is about 3 thieves looking for a place to hide on their way to escape from the police. They reach an old house that looks like an old General store and decides to make their way in, spend the night there, and make their way out in the morning. However, as they look around the house, they realize that there's something going on in this house. Something strange. They receive an envelope in the mailbox outside the store and ...more
Nattapan
4.5 stars. Very memorable!!

This quote might be good enough to give you an idea about this great book.

“The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.” (Neal Boortz)
Marina
** Books 120 - 2019 **

This books to accomplish Tsundoku Books Challenge 2019

3,5 of 5 stars!


I love how every chapter is connected with each other's stories! I love how the stories between the athletes and also the shop owner itself. It is my first time to read Keigo Higashino sensei wrote about fantasy surrealism since his specialty is Japan Mystery-thriller. this genre is not bad but i think i still love more his mystery-thriller masterpieces :)

*For Kim Seokjin of BTS who read this books*
At fir
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Jessica Lin
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a cute and sweet story. I smiled and laughed while I was reading this book. I did enjoy reading conversation among those 3 guys. It is a book that makes me relaxed and and feel warm. Enjoy reading it!
Divine Anas
"You are not just here to fill space or be a background character in someone else's movie. Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you. We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us." --David Niven
This was truly a heartwarming yet tear-inducing read reminiscent of the quaint magic Studio Ghibli films always h
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eriophora
The Miracles of Namiya General Store is a book of interconnected short stories focusing on the lives of individuals who were helped or shaped by both the store and a nearby orphanage, called Marumitsuen. It follows a group of delinquents, an Olympic fencer, and a real estate tycoon amongst others. It’s a book about how everyone’s lives are connected to one another, how one small action can lead to much larger impacts spanning across generations.

This book comes full circle, showing how the past h
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Irene△⃒⃘➰
3.5/5

It was awesome to see how the different stories are all intertwined. The concept was very good and unique as well. It was a jump between past and present all in a single night and it was very interesting.

What fell short was for me the structure of the book. It is divided in different parts but every single one follows the exact same format, repeating the same dynamics over and over again, so unfortunately in the end I got bored.

The characters were okay but they could have been worked out b
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Hafizz Nasri
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, favorites
This book is so miraculously incredible I can't stop swooning over it. Starstruck!

Never thought I would be this satisfied after reading a book, this probably one of my best reads this year. I have read 7 books by Keigo Higashino of which on crime thriller and investigation, but The Miracles of the Namiya General Store was totally out of that kind of genre, okay maybe it has a bit of crime in it but this book touches more on humanity and spirits, one's dream that crawls into a parallel universe
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The Arctic Sky (NgocTram)
Good!! I read this book just ONE day, ONE night. It's an intertwined story between reality and mystery around grocery store Namiya. I love all characters and their situation in this story but I'm most impressed is Katsuro - a brave and kind boy, I also like Namiya - grocery store owner and 3 cool thiefs.
I completely know problem of Kousuke, sometimes I have that idea, but My mother's love help me, and I know I love she too.
4.8 point because I want to know more about actions of the 3 thiefs afte
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Yuan
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keigo Higashino is so good at whodunit. Once you start, you just cannot stop reading...!!! Once you finish, you just cannot stop thinking/rethinking all the details...!!!
Smitha Murthy
Keigo Higashino is a well-known crime fiction writer in Japan. But ‘The Miracles of the Namiya General Store’ is not really a crime novel. It’s a lovely little tale of the way our lives are interconnected - a magical realism tale that still leaves you feeling a little good about life, after all.

Time travel books are hard for me - I always end up getting confused because my “stuck to reality” mind can’t suspend disbelief long enough to just take comfort in a good story. The key is to just let go
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Colette
May 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Excellent plots, good psychological analyses, well translated.

I finished reading this book really fast. Some parts are rather craftily designed, but too obvious; some sentences rather touching, but hardly any of them an epiphany. This book IS amazing though, I sensed its lacking of aftertaste.

However, it is somewhat worth reading.
Cat
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Really good read! Loved the idea of helping through letters and them travelling in time! ♥️
Tatiana
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so gripping. I flew through it. It was also very emotional and touching. I teared up after 4 chapters out of 5. Absolutely loved the story. Highly recommended.
Marie-Therese
3.5 stars

Very unlike anything else I've ever read by Higashino, 'Miracles of the Namiya General Store' is a surprisingly heart-warming set of linked tales that form a coherent narrative centered around both a miraculous abandoned general store and a home for orphaned and abandoned children. The plot is gently fantastic and the characters are just well-delineated enough to allow the reader to care for them without getting too bogged down in their particulars or needing more than we see. There's s
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Kitty Marie
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to start reading Japanese fiction.
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a Japanese novel that I can heartily recommend to anyone and everyone. You don't need any sort of pre-existing cultural knowledge to grasp this one. The simple writing style is approachable for most ages (though this is adult fiction) and the story's focal points are wonderfully effective and meaningful on a universal level. Also recommendable as a first entry into the oft puzzling sub-genres of magical realism and time travel, as the realism aspect is ...more
Ian Josh
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy Higashino very much, and his last work translated into English (The Newcomer) was of a sweeter variety than his mysteries, but I liked it... but sometimes there’s just too much.

I enjoyed the setup in this novel. The hints and beginning of something magical. It helped I started just before Christmas and I couldn’t help but see some comparisons to One Magic Christmas, a film that is arguably too sappy, but also sometimes feels just perfect.

Maybe I should have finished this book by Christm
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Zhi Hui
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
在跨年时读了这本书,结尾给了我新年一剂的强心剂 💉 老师以奇妙悬疑的文笔把看似一群陌生人的故事联系在一起。一个圆满的结局。

The timeline and interactions between characters in the story transit beautifully among different stories and characters. It’s a story of a small miracle but coupled with Keigo Higashino’s mystery writing style, the book gave the impression that this small magical moment might be happening at a corner of your local mundane neighborhood.
Ha-Linh
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let just say the first book I read from Keigo is not a disappointment. I was really engaged from the start to the end, and reading the Vietnamese version makes me able to relate and sympathize more with the characters. Usually I don’t like the “time-traveling” type of book because stuff like that often have too many logical holes in it. But this story had just the right amount of unrealistic component that I could be totally comfortable with. I got it from the first set of letters that this will ...more
Sneha
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really sceptical before i started this book. I am huge fan of Higashino san and absoultely love his thrillers. He is a writer i keep recommending to everyone who has the misfortune to turn to me for a recommendation ;) but when i discovered that his latest book wasn't in the genre i love him for i didn't read it immediately. But when i did, i fell in love with this beautifully written story that has time travel in it. This is the kind of the book that will tug at your heart strings and mak ...more
Winna
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
this book gives me all the feels. I took my time reading it, the same way I did with the movie, because there were so many twists and turns. everything is elaborately planned and written, with a great attention to detail as well as an apt observation of humanity. I loved every page of it, and got goosebumps many times over as I was devouring it. I think the book and its movie adaptation complete each other wonderfully.
LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)
Content warnings for this book: suicide, child abuse and neglect, multiple deaths due to cancer.

In the late 1960s, the Namiya General Store became known for its particular gimmick: the owner would write serious replies to any letters asking for advice, even those that were clearly intended to be pranks. People would slide their letters through the store's mail slot after it closed for the night, and in the morning they'd find a response in the store's milk crate. This continued for about a de
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Heather
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ana
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
i loved this book!!!!! this is an instant favorite, i cried, i laughed, i learned a lot with this book; very, very good! shout out to minho from stray kids for the author rec lmao
Anjana
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is for those who like a mild dose of magical realism in their reading. This supplements a twisted storyline with many branches, some keep coming back and connecting to another down the road to give us a whole new view at the point that it does.

The story begins with three boys who are fleeing a crime of some sort. They end up stumbling across an abandoned store and take shelter there. This move has them entangled in a lot more than they bargained for. It begins with one letter requestin
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Astraycat
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: death, creative-story
Great read. Differs from most of his defective fiction, but still so good that you wanted to finish it in one day. Morover, you wouldn't know the whole situation until you finish it.

Recommend to those who enjoy Higashino Keigo's stories, or those who want to read sth new.
Adrianne
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I was crying too much to actually write a review and I don't even typically write reviews for books because no one really needs my opinion on how good a book is. BUT THIS ONE.

There are definitely things that I wished the book expanded more on or did differently (like the delinquents' backstory being a bigger part of the story/talked about earlier on). But the letters themselves were beautiful. The backstory of the people asking for advice was heartbreaking at times. The advice each person rec
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Yue
This is the kind of story where every character is related somehow to the big main event/character. In this case, there are two big characters: an orphanage and a little store called Namiya General Store. The owner of Namiya replies every single anonymous letter he gets; this was like 40 years ago. Present day, 3 young thugs come into this abandoned store and get involved with this magical place.

This book is a little different from the other books I've read by the same author; nevertheless, it w
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Tzu-Mainn Chen
Higashino is known primarily as a mystery author, which makes the magic realism of “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” quite a departure. Told as a series of interlocked short stories, the book revolves around the eponymous store - a shuttered business where one can drop a letter asking for advice, and receive a reply the next day. Magic is involved, but the true wonder may lie elsewhere...

Admittedly, the book didn’t quite work for me. Higashino’s characters felt strict and unyielding, ex
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Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾) is one of the most popular and biggest selling fiction authors in Japan—as well known as James Patterson, Dean Koontz or Tom Clancy are in the USA.

Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. (presently DENSO). He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize, which is awarded annually to the finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel Hōkago
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