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Dewey by Vicki Myron
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Jan 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: own, my-reads
Read in January, 2009

I listened to the audio-book and only when it was finished did I realize that it was abridged. UGH. I should have read the fine print. Abridgment is a crime against nature.

So I had to buy the book and "reread" it to see what I missed. The audio-book includes all the cat stories of course, but it omits the stories that make this not-just-a-book-about-a-cat. Stories about Myron's life outside the library, stories about life in small-town Iowa... those are watered down or altogether missing from the audio-book.

And the audio-book version suffers for it.

I am admittedly a "cat-person," but I even rolled my eyes a time or two, reading the lofty characterizations attributed to this cat. But the point is made well. It takes a special creature to inspire not only a person or a community, but people across the world.
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