_The Guest Cat_ is another book I fondled in a bookshop not long ago. I didn’t buy it at the time, but the premise intrigued me and I discovered we actually own a copy when I went looking for another short read from those on our poor overburdened shelves. We’re introduced to a mild-mannered husband and wife living a quiet, unremarkable, life in Tokyo, Japan.
I picked up this book yesterday and so begins the first of hopefully several bookish reviews on this blog. I haven’t read a thing for ages and I have a growing stack of books Lizzie wants me to read, but when I saw this book it just called out to me. I demolished it in an hour on the train home from work. It’s a short book. That said, i’m not sure i’d recommend it. It’s not a bad book and the approach taken is actually quite fresh.
It won’t have escaped your notice that i’m trying to breathe new life into my blog these days. I’m midway through a big clear out and reshuffle; fixing up the old teenage angst and - dare I say it - consigning the drivel to the trash. I’m trying to ensure my posts head in a clearer direction rather than rambling on like they did back in the day. The Daily Prompt today is the title, with the subline ”what’s your most prized possession?“.
I’ve just finished reading Peter F. Hamilton’s ‘Pandora’s Star’. It was really good. Definately my kind of thing - sci-fi -and very detailed. The writer takes three quarters of the book just building up the characters and the politcal situation before getting to the event described in the blurb - the star system mysteriously imprisoned by a forcefield and the consequences of the investigation (hence the name ‘Pandora’s Star’ - clever huh?lol).