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Existential holiday reads

If cats could talk, would they cry… by Anatoli Scholz

I kept the book for my holiday so I could read it cover to cover. I mean – if cats could talk… I have so many thoughts about that! Forget about Garfield, we’ve got a house cat and I do wonder… 

The scene is set nicely to get you into the feline transformation universe.

I enjoyed the light hearted atmosphere the author creates whilst painting the picture of our main character’s background. I would have liked to explore a bit more what life as a cat is beyond the obvious challenges of food, communication and movement (although communication was unexpectedly uncomplicated).

The book moves through the various characters involved and you go with them until eventually you arrive at the place where it all comes to a finale with some catty surprises along the way.

It’s certainly been an entertaining and easy read and it did make me think (the end is interestingly ambiguous). As a fan of Felidae by Akif Pirinçci, I was perhaps hoping for a bit more intrigue and cat related observations, but the book is definitely worth a read, cat lover or not.

One detail I noticed which is totally ‘just me’ I suppose was the paper it’s printed on – it felt really coated and stiff, something I had to get used to. 

I’ll definitely recommend it and perhaps there’s a part two… 

Regine Wilber

I am a brand consultant and conceptual designer. I love using creativity to solve problems for our clients. In my spare time, I like jigsaws and probably a bit of a board game geek. 

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