This was a somewhat charming, light read about a curmudgeon who adopts a kitten from the December snows. Cat lovers will enjoy this, others might look elsewhere.
If my book club had not chosen this book from among a list of Christmas titles for our December meeting I would NOT own it. I can't even GIVE this thing away!
I love cats, truly I do, and put up with one in my home whose behavior is atrocious. BUT I cannot stand this long-winded anthropomorphic love story between cat and supposed curmudgeon. I say supposed because, at least as far as I slogged through before giving up, he wasn't particularly curmudgeonly, just an old bachelor.
Well written story of a man adopted by a cat one Christmas Eve. All cat owners will understand being owned by a cat!
I wanted to like this book. I really did. This was my book club's read for December. The person that picked it was kind of hurt we didn't like her book earlier in the year, so I really tried. I made it through the cat talking back. I even made it through the entire chapter dedicated to naming the cat. I don't exactly know what did me in, but I had to stop.
It's a cat.
Who comes for Christmas.
And it's a true story.
I guess this cat did something great later. I don't really care. You have to be some crazed cat person to really like this book. It was too much. Enough with the cats already! I get it, the cat "talks" to you. You do great things for cat rescue. And really, truly, I love cats, I support what you do 100%, but seriously. Enough.
So, I didn't finish it. It was driving me crazy. Instead I mailed it to a friend so it can torture her.
This is a great book for all cat lovers.