I don’t even know how to recommend this story, because I haven’t read anything like this for a very, very long time. It has a very ornate yet not overburdened style and a whole bunch of beautiful chocolatier vocabulary. And what about a story line? Well, it’s… it’s thrilling.
Just a short teaser, one of my favourite parts:
“You should ask your customers for opinions,” Kyungsoo proffers, a few weeks later on a Thursday night. […] “The other cafes do that, like they have customer favorites and stuff, and weekly promotions…”
The lights are off and Kai works hastily through the moonlight, soft acapella that Kyungsoo brought him streaming through the speakers behind, coursing in and out of the silver rays. Occasionally Kai has a lethargic swing, as if slowing down to savor the moment, such as now, “Because they don’t have any idea what tastes good until you show them. Additionally, you cannot do promotions on art; what a sweeping insensitivity.”