The Cat’s Table

The Cat’s Table is a novel by Michael Ondaatje, © Knopf 2011

About Katie Willingham

I am a recently graduated English major and poet from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. I am an avid reader and have a lot to say about what I read.
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8 Responses to The Cat’s Table

  1. Chelsea Mayo says:

    hehe “while still easily bribed by biscuits.” fun review – I think you’re right that I would like this one a lot

  2. Jamie says:

    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!

  3. kbergen says:

    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?

  4. Susanna says:

    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!

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