Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass

Cat and Mouse is the book Gunter Grass wrote immediately after The Tin Drum and shares this book’s setting of Danzig during WWII. The narrator is a boy / youth / young man called Pilenz who is besotted with the ‘hero’ of the book Joachim Mahlke, who has a prominent Adam’s Apple and a prominentContinue reading “Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass”

Book Review – Feline Philosophy by John Gray

Spinoza and Taoism are the way to go for humans to lead a fulfilling life and be true to their nature. If you want a philosophy book that explains humanity clearly and all the problems humans face, this is almost certainly the book for you. Of course, people who appreciate cats and understand a littleContinue reading “Book Review – Feline Philosophy by John Gray”

Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass

Cat and Mouse is the book Gunter Grass wrote immediately after The Tin Drum and shares this book’s setting of Danzig during WWII. The narrator is a boy / youth / young man called Pilenz who is besotted with the ‘hero’ of the book Joachim Mahlke, who has a prominent Adam’s Apple and a prominentContinue reading “Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass”

Book Review – Feline Philosophy by John Gray

Spinoza and Taoism are the way to go for humans to lead a fulfilling life and be true to their nature. If you want a philosophy book that explains humanity clearly and all the problems humans face, this is almost certainly the book for you. Of course, people who appreciate cats and understand a littleContinue reading “Book Review – Feline Philosophy by John Gray”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

31st May – The Amazing Maurice

This is one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels though don’t expect any of the usual characters to appear – there are no wizards – apart from Death and the Death of Rats, who make only a fleeting appearance. Yes, some animals do perish in this book, but don’t worry remember how many lives cats have.Continue reading “31st May – The Amazing Maurice”

19th May – Cat Among the Pigeons

This is a superb book and it’s so easy to read. Murder(s) in a girls’ school leave some of the mistresses dead, but who did it? Well, it turns out that it’s not quite that straighforward and not everyone is who they appear to be, even one of the pupils isn’t who she says sheContinue reading “19th May – Cat Among the Pigeons”

13th January

I finished the Magic in the Landscape today by Nigel Pennick. The book is a very gentle introduction to the layout of the landscape showing how little of the original still remains. When archaeologists move stone circles away from the construction of a new road, then they inevitably change the orientation of the circle andContinue reading “13th January”