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The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide


“Possibly what separates this novella from other literary works is its style is smoothly written. The Japanese author is a poet first and now a published novelist.
A young couple rent a house in the grounds of a sprawling estate which harps back to grander and gentler times in Tokyo. Their lives drift along somewhat direction-less. One day a stray cat visits, he comes again the following day. The small joys this provides seems to pull their lives together.
Our book club liked this more than me and gave it 6/10, I’m a little less convinced with 5/10

Score 5/10

Date read March 2015

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