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A most wonderful meditation
on January 1, 2013
A wondrous meditation on cats, and the author's life, with side-trips into History,
Psychology, Biology and Philosopy, and the fate of Biscuit, who goes missing early in this urbane and immensely intelligent and entertaining book. Began reading favorite passages to our Lola, a languid and extremely longhair anthracite-black Persian whom my wife and I rescued from a shelter, promising her a sophisticated new life. Lola was fascinated for many a minute before she grew jealous and let us know that she wanted us to focus on her and not on a book, however scintillating and colorful.
This memoir is a masterpiece about a tiny cat that disappeared, but Trachtenberg's writing soon expands to include many other universes, gliding smoothly from the personal to the universal. A virtuoso performance.