A Streetcat Named Bob – James Bowen

 

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

 This was such a touching easy read.  It tells a amazing story of how animals can help people when they are in a time of need.  I knew homeless people existed, I knew drug addicts did too.  But little thought was taken as to how people end up this way, or what they do to get themselves better.  James’ and Bob’s story is quite unusual, its very well written from James’ perspective and although personal it isn’t a sob story with emotional blackmail which leaves you feeling quite depressed.  It’s quite uplifting and it does have a message to tell.  I’m rating this one as a good read.

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