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If Cats Disappeared From The World

By: Genki Kawamura,Eric Selland - translator
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
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Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week....

Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the devil, our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink. If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

©2018 Genki Kawamura (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Full of deepities, but very little substance

The main character in this book is certainly not a philosopher. As such his thoughts about the world, even as he faces his own mortality, seem trivial at best and plainly false at worst. Insofar as there is any profundity to be found here, in the last two chapters perhaps, even this short book make the journey to get to it feel overly long.
The language is prosaic to the point of feeling a little plain. That in and of it self is not a bad thing, but when the substance is this thin it would have been nice to have something more stirring in terms of the form, to hold on to along the way.

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I loved the book ❤️❤️❤️

A story about a small family, their cats and life itself. Quite amusing as well.

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Love these stories with cats. :)

A deep story, lots of thinking, several funny moments, fewer cats. :)
Recommended if you liked Travelling Cat Chronicles.

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thought provoking

a short, and worthwhile book .
it could have been longer ,but the 2 first hours of the book was the best .

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