A Street Cat Named Bob

by James Bowen | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1444737112 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdark-dracowing of Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on 9/27/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingdark-dracowing from Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 27, 2020
I really struggle to review books like this. I'm immensely attracted to them - a cute animal on the front cover tends to do it - but then I can never make up my mind whether I like them or not. So apologies for what may become a bit of a random waffle as I try to make up my mind.

OK, the good. This is immensely easy to read. The style is straight forward and the thoughts or emotions of the author come across well. The story is kind of sweet, with the author being 'adopted' by a stray cat (been there!!) and so finds a kind of redemption through having to be responsible for his care.

And the bad? Or should I say disappointing? From a 'booky' point of view, there was a bit of repetition and, personally, some photos would have been nice, plus there was a bit of disjointedness about the chapters. But then again, I have read a lot worse!

And this brings me to the crux of my problem. This wasn't a bad book by any means, but it's hard for me to rate it any higher, because I didn't feel it described anything particularly unique or special. Yes, for the author himself, this must have been an amazing journey of self-discovery and a bit of a wake-up call, but for me, all I wanted to shout was DOH! I know animals are amazing, I share my life with many. I know what it's like to face up to life just for the purpose of seeing to their welfare. I know they have personalities, can get into trouble, do amazing things and completely change lives around ... so reading about it isn't a huge revelation.

So, overall ... a good book, well worth spending a couple of days reading and, possibly for anyone without daily contact with our four-legged friends, an eye-opener.

Journal Entry 2 by wingdark-dracowing at Peachfield Common in Malvern, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Released 3 wks ago (4/20/2021 UTC) at Peachfield Common in Malvern, Worcestershire United Kingdom


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