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コンビニ人間 Konbini ningen ❮EPUB❯ ❂ コンビニ人間 Konbini ningen ✽ Author Sayaka Murata – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty six year old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura Keiko has never fit in neither in her family nor in school but when at the age of Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty six year old Tokyo resident コンビニ人間 Konbini MOBI :Ê Keiko Furukura Keiko has never fit in neither in her family nor in school but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart” she finds peace and purpose in her life In the store unlike anywhere else she understands the rules of social interaction ― many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual ― and she does her best to copy the dress mannerisms and speech of her colleagues playing the part of a “normal” person excellently or less Managers come and go but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins Keiko is very happy but the people close to her from her family to her coworkers increasingly pressure her to find a husband and to start a proper career prompting her to take desperate actionA brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view.


10 thoughts on “コンビニ人間 Konbini ningen

  1. Roxane Roxane says:

    A uirky novel about a 36 year old woman who works in a convenience store and cannot conceive herself beyond her job But this is also about a woman who doesn’t know how to be human in the way others expect her too At times funny at times sad always compelling


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    The moment I finished reading this story I immediately wanted to know everything about the author Sayaka Murata WHO IS SHE? I was screaming inside about how WONDERFUL she must be This book is a GEM Awe inspiring writing — irresistible—and weirdly outlandishMy goshI had the best laugh when I discovered that ‘our author’ — one of Japan’s most exciting contemporary writers—I AGREEI AGREE —‘really’ works as a part time employee in a convenience store Talk about material for inspiration— Sayaka has first hand experience Cracks me up I love it I love Japanese Literature anywayand Sayaka’s storytelling is so marvelous with humor complexity of conformity that I just can’t stop smiling about this slim ADORABLE but ALSO VERY AFFECTING with sad undercurrentsnovel Who WOULDN’T enjoy reading this? I can’t imagine anyone not being consumed by it What stands out to me about our main character Keiko self acclaimed different who has worked in the convenient store for 18 years watching other university students come and goand managers come and gois how deliciously self aware Keiko is This girl is ‘not’ stupid I felt that even when Keiko copied the styles of fashion and language jargon of others demonstrating that she ‘could’ blend in—that mostly she was at peace with herself exactly the way she was There are many ways to look at this story — the illusions about what society calls normal and our human agreements about what’s considered a successful life or notetc I adore Keiko I hope the author writes books about her I’d love to continue to follow Keiko again I miss her already Honestly I can imagine a dozen stories centered around Keiko The other thing that makes this book so special is ‘THE FEELINGTHE AURA’ we ‘experience’ A GEM I tell ya a precious gem leaving us with much to think aboutHIGHLY RECOMMENDit’s a uick treasure of a read Thank You Grove Atlantic Netgalley and Sayaka Murata I’m a new fan


  3. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    This is a popular new book you have probably heard of It’s short almost a novella by a Japanese woman author The blurbs call it ‘darkly comic’Keiko is 36 and she has been working part time in a convenience store in Tokyo for 18 years She’s an excellent worker – a dream employee who loves her job – so much so that she even comes in on occasion unpaid on her time off to help out She can’t even help herself from straightening things out in other stores she doesn’t even work in Keiko has always had issues – some would say she is mentally challenged or ‘lacks commons sense’ Ever since she was a child she did things like this view spoiler at school her teacher was trying to break up a fight among some boys so Keiko wanting to help out grabs a nearby shovel and hits one of the boys in the head She doesn’t understand what she did wrong hide spoiler


  4. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Keiko has worked at the convenience store her entire adult life But as she nears 40 the pressure to find a “real” job or get married is mounting – what sort of life awaits Keiko outside the comfort zone of the store and will she step out to meet it? I feel like there’s a good novel somewhere in Convenience Store Woman but Sayaka Murata didn’t realise it Her commentary on conformist society and the individual is inane and unoriginal though far worse is her muddled placement of the main character within that commentary It’s never explicitly stated but Keiko is obviously autistic She doesn’t understand human behaviour talks repeatedly about the maskdisguise she wears and takes her cues from her peers mimicking their body language speech patterns and dress to pass as “normal” – not that she cares all that much about being “normal” but she feels life is easier if that’s how people perceive her She comes off as robotic and unemotional She has no interest in sex or relationships in general She works thinks and lives mechanically She even has her sister come up with lines for her to repeat in social situations to seem like a “normal” person She’s practical to a fault An anecdote from her childhood which also shows that her behaviour is not the result of working in a convenience store two boys are fighting in the schoolyard someone calls to break them up so Keiko grabs a shovel and smacks one of the boys on the head nearly killing him She doesn’t understand – she broke up the fight didn’t she? Later on her sister’s baby is crying and she briefly thinks that she knows a way to permanently stop it making noise and stressing her sister out There’s no malice behind the thought of killing a baby she’s just thinking practically without understanding appropriate social behaviour though she knows enough not to act on it So I would definitely say that Keiko’s autistic or at the very least somewhere on the spectrum Not that anything’s wrong with that of course but then what’s the novel’s point? Murata seems to be critical of a conformist society where certain jobs relegate people to cogs within a machine – dehumanised essentially – in a society with far too rigidly defined roles with no room for individual expression leading to unsatisfied lives Except Keiko is happy to be a cog in a machine because of the way her brain is wired And it wasn’t society that did this to her she was simply born this way She fully embraces the role of convenience store worker as it’s clearly defined and therefore understandable She could do without societal rules with its grounding in complex human behaviour which she’s never understood Her character arc is non existent She knows her place in the world and she’s satisfied with it She starts and ends as a convenience store worker Something happens – which was completely arbitrary and never explained along the way that takes her out of that setting but it only confirms her contentment with her lot in life and puts her back where she started Is the point then that society should accept that some people are fine withdon’t care about “low” status? Or that the rules should be different for someone who’s autisticon the spectrum who clearly can’t handledoesn’t want the complexities that come with traditional ideas of success – high paying jobs lots of material possessions families etc? I found Convenience Store Woman underwhelming as its ultimate message – you’ve got one life to live it’s yours don’t waste any time worrying about what other people think and live it the way you want – isn’t just a mundane obvious observation but is something I took to heart years ago and I think is how most people live anyway At least that’s what I took the meaning to be seeing as Keiko affirms her place in the world regardless of what people think and is than ok with it Unless it’s meant to be tragic as she tried and failed to “climb the social ladder” by getting a new job? But if she’s autistic then she probably wouldn’t be able to handle anything else so isn’t she already doing the best that she can? And that’s why I don’t think the conformity critiue – if that was what Murata was going for – works well alongside an autistic character Because conformity regularity mindless repetitive labour etc actually fits an autistic person who can’t handle change Maybe that message would’ve been effective if Keiko had started out as a girl with hopes and dreams for a fulfilling career a nice house a husband and kids and ended up a single convenience store worker Except the novel is actually about how someone found their place in life right out of high school and has continued to be happy with it; it’s everyone else who has a problem with that So the novel is about a character who doesn’t change a society that doesn’t change and how both have found comfort in conformity and the author’s conclusion to all this is who knows? At any rate it doesn’t add up to much People seem to really dig autistic fictional characters these days – like the gay professor in that wildly successful yet desperately unfunny sitcom and Don Tillman in Graeme Simsion’s bestselling The Rosie Project – so I can see why this would be popular And Japanese convenience stores really are incredible Their food culture is light years ahead of what we have in the west Convenience store food is delicious and the selections are many and mind bending – if you ever visit you’ll be blown away with the treasures inside these ubiuitous shopsStill it’s generally a well written book that’s easy to read and for a novel mostly set in somewhere as ordinary as a convenience store and its day to day machinations it’s never boring so credit to Sayaka Murata for that Maybe it’s messaging is relevant to close buttoned Japanese society but I wasn’t impressed with it and found it left a confused impression If it had been clearer and focused this would be a decent novel; as it is it’s a jumbled mess


  5. Taryn Taryn says:

    Keiko Furukura lives an atypical life At thirty six years old she's a virgin and completely disinterested in romantic relationships She has worked part time at a Japanese convenience store for eighteen years Her family was thrilled when she was first employed because they saw it as a sign of her growth as a person Keiko has always been considered peculiar but the job helped her finally become an ordinary person The convenience store is a dependable normal world where she's valued as an eual amongst her coworkers and receives no scrutiny about her personal life Best of all there's a written manual that tells her exactly how she needs to behave She absorbs the personalities of her coworkers and uses them to construct her own normal person identity Infecting each other like this is how we maintain ourselves as human Everyone assumed that the convenience store was just the first step in Keiko's journey to bigger and better things but she's still in the same spot almost two decades later The biggest sign of her evolution has become additional evidence of her deficiencies I absorb the world around me and that’s changing all the time Just as all the water that was in my body last time we met has now been replaced with new water the things that make up me have changed too Keiko's atypical lifestyle causes discomfort for everyone around her She's such an anomaly Her family and friends are always trying to fix her but she feels perfectly fine the way she is The only thing that causes her discomfort is everyone else's judgment She has a stockpile of vague prepared answers to defuse awkward situations but those answers aren't working any as she ages Keiko values her relationships and doesn't want to be cut off from her social groups so she decides that it might be easier to just meet their demands She doesn't even have to lie She announces a life change and everyone fills in the blanks based on the standard story Sadly she realizes she never really belonged at all even with the people she felt the most comfortable As she takes a single step into normalcy even her safe places become places of scrutiny  Succumbing to one societal demand just leads to expectations Keiko notices that having a troubled normal life is acceptable than having a content abnormal life “Look anyone who doesn’t fit in with the village loses any right to privacy They’ll trample all over you as they please You either get married and have kids or go hunting and earn money and anyone who doesn’t contribute to the village in one of these forms is a heretic And the villagers will come poking their noses into your life as much as they want” At 176 pages this darkly uirky novel is a uick read Japanese convenience stores sound amazing I never thought I'd want to visit another country and immediately run to a convenience store The language is plain and some of the concepts were mentioned repetitively but I adored Keiko She has a cold logical attitude but I felt so warm towards her despite some of her darker inclinations I really liked the relationship between Keiko and her sister and how it evolved throughout the story This little novel also tapped into some deep rage Keiko encounters freuent misogyny throughout the story Keiko's experiences triggered memories of rude comments I received when I was a romantic late bloomer during a brief stint at Taco Bell and while I was pursuing an art degree Even when I got a great design job right out of college one of my professors responded Oh well We all have to start somewhere Those experiences made me feel extra empathetic towards Keiko The awkward scenes where Keiko is singled out made me cringe The normal world has no room for exceptions and always uietly eliminates foreign objects Anyone who is lacking is disposed of So that’s why I need to be cured Unless I’m cured normal people will expurgate me  Finally I understood why my family had tried so hard to fix me The convenience store mirrors life; the parts change but the whole stays the same Perhaps we're still trapped in old fashioned social paradigms even though we tend to see ourselves as evolved than people from past eras An innate manual is passed on to everyone for centuries get married have babies make money Anyone who doesn't meet those standards must be persuaded to take the correct path or be ostracised Of course even if you meet those standards there's always something else to obtain When it comes to making everyone happy the goalposts are constantly moving Keiko also notices there's always someone lower in the hierarchy People who feel attacked find their own people to lash out at Everyone even her euals is vocal about what's wrong with Keiko and what she needs to do to succeed Will Keiko be able to drown out all the voices and accept her true calling or will she conform to societal demands? Convenience Store Woman is a strange little book with an interesting protagonist If you like this book I think you might also like Nineveh by Henrietta Rose InnesI received this book for free from Netgalley and Grove AtlanticGrove Press This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review It will be available June 12 2018


  6. Annet Annet says:

    I'm so glad I picked this book up at Schiphol airport Loved this book Something else Haven't read anything like it I guess it is all about what is the expectancy of society of what people are and should be If you are different you don't fit in and people simply won't accept Keiko is a convenience store worker for years And she seems to really like it and is good at it But people don't understand and don't accept it And they don't understand she does not have a boyfriend Admittedly she is a bit weird But she loves her job What's wrong with that? Do we all have to pursue top career paths? Is it weird when women are not in a relationship? Do women have to become mothers? Those are the uestions I got when reading this book Loved it So out of the box yes indeed uirky even surrealistic in atmosphere And sweet Great story food for thought 44 More to follow as usual


  7. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    Actual heart emojis burst from my aura the whole time I read this book Hilariously uirky full of social commentary that’s nothing short of brilliant Savvy author to deliver a great conclusion just when the premise starts to wane It’s a 3 hour read that will stay with me forever Genius


  8. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    I am somewhat taken aback by the uotes plastered around this novel that reiterate just how funny it is I have a dangerously weak spot for deadpan humour but I do have toworry about those to read Convenience Store Woman and found humour in it This has to be one of the most relentlessly depressing tales ever put to print It's practically Dostoyevskian I'm going to have double my mirtazapine tonight


  9. marilyn marilyn says:

    Such an interesting and different book Keiko is different not considered normal by friends family and co workers so she tries to mimic what is supposed to be normal just to keep everybody off her back She loves her convenience store job of eighteen years her head and life hum with the love of her job It's only when she feels she must change herself even that she goes too far out of her way to be normal and her life falls apart Yes everyone else thought her life was meaningless and worthless but it was everything Keiko could want And then she lets go of what makes her happy and it almost kills her Thank goodness that Keiko finds herself and what is important to her in the endThank you to my library for the loan of this book


  10. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    4 uirky stars to Convenience Store Woman ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Keiko was always a little different in her parents’ eyes When she went to college she got a job at a local convenience store She tried her best to fit in by copying the other employees there from their clothing to their mannerisms Life passes by and many years later Keiko is still working at the convenience store No one around Keiko is comfortable with her choice to stay there but she is contentuntil she tries her best to changeThe messages here about conforming are profound Poor Keiko goes down the rabbit hole of trying to meet everyone else’s expectations This is a short book an easy read and there’s a character to try to understand who will probably work her way right into your heart Thank you to my Goodreads friend Taryn for the recommendation to read Keiko’s story Many thanks to Grove Atlantic the publisher of the most uniue and uirky well written books Sayaka Murata and Netgalley for the copy Convenience Store Woman will be published on June 12 2018


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