A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

This book has been on my list of things to do for a while now so I’m glad I finally got to read it.

You might have spotted it in my ‘How to create a cosy reading corner‘ post a while ago too…

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A Street Cat Names Bob – a book by James Bowen

They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but with this book be sure to completely disregard that statement because the cat is actually just as cute (if not more so) in the book as he is on the front.

A short description of the James Bowen novel

The novel is actually a biography of the author who describes about his life, from his homelessness to the aftereffects of drug-use. It’s a real life story that’s heart warming, especially as it’s clear from the very beginning that Bob the cat changes James’ attitude towards his life. Since the tom cat refuses to leave his side, James offers him shelter and then slowly becomes attached. This makes him feel responsible for the cat too, like a mother feeling protective over her child, James is worried sick about Bob.

James shares with us stories about life busking on the streets of London and how the cat really does help him grab attentions from passers by. It seems the internet boomed with images of Bob too so he’s somewhat a celebrity in the feline world 😉 It’s unknown where Bob came but where he ended up with James life improved for the both of them it seems.

What I thought of The Street Cat Names Bob book

My thoughts on the book are positive. I’ll never look at a busker or homeless person or a Big Issue seller in the same way again. I started to carry change on purpose so that I can offer at least something to these individuals. Not only is it a heartwarming story that offers an adventure of two souls in a crowded city but it also encourages you to be thankful for your own life. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.  

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