Like My Name is Kim Sam Soon, (The First Shop of) Coffee Prince was also adapted from a book. The original novel is written by Lee Sun Mi (haha, not that I know her).
It’s my second Kimchi Press book. I’m actually loving their books ’cause they are all printed in a good quality paper with cute graphics on the cover. And it’s pretty cheap. I got this one for Php 250.00 (a little more than $5.00).
Yes, I like the book but not as much as I love the drama. When it comes to the story, that is. The novel gave the drama a solid background. It’s just that the series added a lot of stuff that makes the story even more lovely.
The connection that binds our four leads was watered down in the book. The focus was mostly just on our main couple. There are also a lot of other things that were given more attention. The novel also involves this gangster attack at the coffee shop that made Eun Chan suffered from some cerebral hemorrhage. Quite dramatic, right? It’s that incident that made Han Gyul aware of her real gender. Much different from the drama, isn’t it? There are a lot of times that I feel like I was reading a different story at all. Not that I’m saying it’s a bad thing. Haha. I didn’t expect the book to be exactly the same anyway.
I think the series was able to fill in the loopholes and removed other unnecessary makjang stuffs for the story to have a more realistic appeal. And yeah, by doing so, it created that Coffee Prince world I am so fond of.