The Cat’s Table is a novel by Michael Ondaatje, © Knopf 2011
hehe “while still easily bribed by biscuits.” fun review – I think you’re right that I would like this one a lot
nice post! (and pose…) 😛 the bit about chance-encounters and impromptu conversations sturck a chord with me, too … maybe because i’m so chatty?
The most chatty. I think it’s something that this novel somehow says better than just saying it if that makes sense. We all know that life is infinitely arbitrary if we choose to look at it that way but grappling with that is a different thing entirely.
Thanks for watching!
I have never heard of the term ‘cat’s table’! Is it written in first person? Does it use flashbacks? How does the reflection work?
It’s sort of like the whole book is one big flashback. And yes, it’s in first person. Never heard of Ondaatje? His famous book is The English Patient …
Oh, I’ve heard of the English Patient! But nah, I didn’t know his name.
I liked the finish about chance meetings and how they are sometimes life changing. Also like the new pose! And then, a theme of transitions? I think I found my next book!
Thanks for watching! I think you’d like it!
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