Best bestseller in the Dollar Good Dream Department Store series: The DONG-A ILBO
“The elevator suddenly skyrocketed. It was a 20 story apartment building but the elevator went up 100 floors.
I was surprised to see this post on an online community. I was not the only one with this kind of dream.
The Dollar Good Dream Department Store fantasy novel series centers around the Dollar Good Dream Department Store, which sells all kinds of dreams. The series is based on a plot that there are people who have similar dreams, like an elevator soaring through the top of the building or flying through the air. People who have fallen into a REM cycle visit the Dollar Good store to shop for dreams. The popular ones quickly run out. Some buy the same dream every day, and others strangely buy a nightmare, where they are rehired at age 30.
The first book, released in July of last year, contains a variety of episodes about the Dollar Good Dream department store, where main character Penny has just joined, her employees, her dream makers, and her dream shoppers. The second book, published last month, delves into the stories of repeat customers, which did not appear in the first book.
One of them is a lucid dreamer, who knows he dreams while sleeping and gets involved in what happens in the dream. He seems to have powers that ordinary people, who forget everything once they wake up from their dreams, don’t have. However, he is also an escapee, who pursues the fantasy in his dreams. This episode is about people who had those days when dreaming was happier than living a reality.
The first book is a bestseller, having sold over 570,000 paperback copies since its publication in July of last year. The second book is currently ranked first in the Kyobo Books Best Seller section on Thursday.
The name of the book may give you the impression that the book is for children. But by the time you open the book, you will understand the rave reviews of the book that it is a beautiful fairy tale for adults. Anyone with dreams will find this book interesting. Maybe we all walk around the Dream department store every day and buy a dream for today.
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