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The Guest Cat
by Takashi Hiraide | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingiiwiwing of Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on 6/20/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by iiwi): travelling


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingiiwiwing from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife ― the days have more light and color.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingiiwiwing at Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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A cat comes into the lives of a marries couple and riches there marriage and commitment to each other. In small subtle scenes with few words Hiraide show how a marriage sparkles again. Anyone having a cat can see the catbehavior instantly. It is a comforting booklet, but also a book about change and how it affects us.
The space in this book is narrow, a housingblock in Tokyo, but it is describe vividly, totaly not the megacity you think of Tokyo, but small, a place with trees and crooked alleys, where you can imagine a temple. Just having been in Tokyo it reminds me of Yanaka.
it is a thin book, only 140 pages, but if you finish it you want to read it again, every day a chapter, a meditation after a full day. So The Guest cat also enriches the life of the reader. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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The Cat has landed and is now a 'guest' in our home in Templestowe. I will place it on top of the TBR pile. Thank-you iiwi.  


Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 04, 2017

7 out of 10

This is a charming story, ideal for 'cat people' and those interested in Japanese fiction. It is a well-written piece which not only entertains but also provides some philosophical insights.
Thank-you iiwi, it will now make its way to Billbooks. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Released 9 mos ago (8/17/2017 UTC) at Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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The cat is now beating a path to Billbooks abode.

Update: I was told the cat arrived safely at Billbooks house in Malvern East.  


Journal Entry 6 by wingiiwiwing at Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, February 04, 2018

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I guess something is going wrong here.  


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