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On Cats Hardcover – October 7, 2008
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“Endearing and wise.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“[Lessing] captures the passionate gregariousness of her cats...What she does best is describe their relations with one another...Doris Lessing...opens our eyes to the world of cats.” (New York Times)
“Lessing’s prose catches at the heart, close-ups of cats in unforgettable word paintings.” (Pittsburg Tribune Review)
About the Author
Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child. She died in 2013.
Top Customer Reviews
Still, the writing is fantastic, and it's probably worth a read if you enjoy musing on cat behaviours.
I love cats and I read the whole thing, hoping it would get better at the end. Finally toward the end, there was less about killing kittens, but there was still a complete lack of emotion from the author. I saw absolutely NO love or caring for any of the cats who had the unfortunate luck to share their lives with her. She was chronicling what happened with the cats, in a very impartial, unemotional way. No emotional connection whatsoever to any of her cats.
I absolutely do NOT recommend this book for cat lovers. I honestly don't know what audience it was intended for. Cat haters maybe?
PLEASE do not purchase this book! Do not support this insult to cats everywhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it was really difficult to read through some parts of this and if you love animals you will understand why. Read morePublished 17 months ago by meredith mcdonald
Would appeal to all cat lovers. However, it's a relatively lazy work from the great Doris Lessing. Anthropomorphizing animal behaviours is not advised by scientists and perhaps... Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Shivaji Das