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A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
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really liked it
bookshelves: animal-stories, memoir, non-fiction, book-to-film, a-movie-too

I enjoyed this book very much. It's basically a love story about a man and the cat who he credits with saving his life. James had been living on the streets of London trying to get his life together after being an addict for many years. After he met a stray cat, he became close to him and named him Bob. Jame's life improved when he had the responsibility of taking care of Bob.

This memoir has now become a film and I'm looking forward to seeing it! It also strengthened my resolve to adopt a pet, but I'm more of a dog person. The benefits that come with owning a pet are the same whether you choose a dog or a cat.

I recommend this book highly!
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Quotes Joy Liked

James Bowen
“I don't know why, but people seem to be fascinated to learn how some members of society fall through the cracks. I think it's partly that feeling that... it could happen to anyone. But I think it also makes people feel better about their own lives. It makes them think, 'Well, I may think my life is bad, but it could be worse, I could be that poor sod.”
James Bowen, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life

Reading Progress

February 25, 2013 – Shelved
February 25, 2013 – Shelved as: animal-stories
February 25, 2013 – Shelved as: memoir
February 25, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction
February 12, 2017 – Started Reading
February 12, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
February 12, 2017 – Shelved as: book-to-film
February 12, 2017 – Shelved as: a-movie-too
February 12, 2017 –
page 15
February 14, 2017 –
page 25
February 15, 2017 –
page 47
February 16, 2017 –
page 108
February 22, 2017 –
page 137
March 8, 2017 –
page 169
March 30, 2017 –
page 180
April 3, 2017 –
page 233
April 5, 2017 –
page 253
April 6, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Joy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Joy Thanks dear Maddie! xx

message 2: by Joy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Joy Yes, very well written and fun to read!

message 3: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Vegan We don't "own" them though. They're family members. And hooray for adopting!

I love both dogs and cats but am also much more of a dog person.

message 4: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Vegan Looks as though there are 2 sequels.

message 5: by Joy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Joy Maddie wrote: "Brilliant review, Joy xo❤"

Thanks Maddie! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! XO

message 6: by Alp (new)

Alp Oh, I've already bought this book! Hope to read it soon. Glad it was a good read for you. :)

message 7: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Great review Joy! :)

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