A Street Cat Named Bob
by James Bowen [Biography Bowen]
Bowen's recent bestseller is a sweet "animal and their human" tale,
that should appeal to anybody who loved the books about Dewey the
Library Cat. Bowen was a recovering drug addict barely making a living
at busking in the high-traffic areas of London, when he crosses paths
with an injured male ginger cat in the hall of his flophouse. Despite
attempting to avoid making the connection, Bowen feels drawn to the cat,
and takes the stay in, nursing it back to health and finding a new
purpose in his own life. In describing his rewarding new relationship
with this extraordinary feline, Bowen reconnects with life -- leaving
behind the life of a starving street musician and taking on the
challenges of a licensed vendor of news magazines. He also reconnects
with friends and family from his past and gets completely off of drugs.
In his own works, Bob, the street cat, saves Bowen's life. Bob has
become something of an internet celebrity, following the posting of some
YouTube clips of James and Bob during their street musician days. You
can now follow Bob's adventures on Twitter and Facebook, too! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Dewey.]
[ YouTube videos associated with Street Cat Bob ]
Have you read this one? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?
New reviews appear every month on the Staff Recommendations page of the BookGuide
website. You can visit that page to see them all, or watch them appear
here in the BookGuide blog individually over the course of the entire
month. Click the tag for the reviewer's name to see more of this reviewers recommendations!