Skip to main content

Done reading The Cat's Table

The book is definitely is well written. The cover, terrific. The book is, for the most part, about an 11 year old boy and his antics with his friends aboard the Oronsay. The 11 year old and his friends, sneak through the night, under the cover of darkness, over hearing stories in the night by passer byes. With all of this, it leads them into the knowledgeable loop of elders, and they make subtle questions in trying to learn what is truly going on aboard the ship. I must say, it was difficult to read in the mid section of the book.  The story line drags on, until getting much better towards the very end. But, it does go back and forth through time, like a memoir and autobiography style, as noted by the author. Mr. Ondaatje is a great writer, but for this book, I found the story to be plain until the very end.

I gave this book, 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.  Mostly, for the superb writing skills, and the loss of stars for the story line.  The cover, helped the ranking, as it was what attracted myself to the book in the first place.  I knew nothing about this author, to begin with.

Besides that, no news... Just that I must now decide on what other book too read.  I think this time,  A publishing on demand book may suffice.. Till then..


Popular posts from this blog

My Dog has ate a Ferrero Rocher.

I had only went into a store to buy a few Ferrero Rocher packages of chocolates... Then, I went into the next store, not realizing that I left the small, 3 chocolates per package, delicious Rochers in my middle vehicle organizer. On the way back, I did not even notice.

I had got out of my vehicle, and only when I went to search for something on that side, it all came together. The package was torn, with only one individually wrapped Ferro Rocher out of its packaging. She had selected one, and even tore the golden foil paper from the once existing Rocher Chocolate.

I looked over at my Dog. This was a little too much for me to handle. I yelled "Pushkin! You ate one of my Ferrero Rocher!"  Is she the only dog in the world that probably ate a Ferrero Rocher.

Good point in standing, she actually thought the process through. She did not destroy the three chocolates in the package, all in one bite. She used her incisors, exactly as a surgeon would, to take apart the package from t…

The Self Publishing 12 days of Christmas for 95 % of us...

What does Christmas mean for the majority of us self published authors. I think of the 12 days of self publishing... Scrooge approved.

1. The usual "Gesh, I didn't know you wrote a book! Where did you find time for that" from festive long lost friends or relatives.

2. When your manly friends tell you "Oh, I did'nt have time to read your books, but my wife read it and she sure likes it... But she likes just about anything she reads"

3. Where can I get a copy of that. I don't got a credit card so I can't order it online... Do you got any free copies...

4. The wife tells you "Why are you spending so much time on that thing. You got wood to split!"

5. Your son tells you "You should have put more pictures in that novel, dad. Maybe then I would have read it"

6. Your local library tells you "Oh, what a cute little book... We will put it way up there on the top shelf where it will keep the dust from falling on the traditional books"