Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Some nice reviews for Fester's book

"...this little gem of a book..." - Booklist. 

Fester's book was published only yesterday, but already it's been getting some lovely reviews...

" Fester manages to give us the joy of following his tale of life in a home filled with love; meeting the friends and family ... At the end of the book, Paul gives a beautiful eulogy for Fester, who changed his life. This is a different read, but a really nice story, filled with humor, love, and sadness. You don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy this book, but if you are, it’s a do not miss." - The Book Cafe.

"The tenderness of this book nearly made me cry so many times, not because the cat was going to die but because this genius memoir is filled with a hundred small acts of kindness and love." - Wordsby Amyibeeson

"(I)t is Fester's voice, his sweet and sensitive loving perceptions, that is the shining light of this heartfelt and witty book. It was a pleasure to spend time with such a special -- and so typically, deeply familiar -- cat." - City Sqwirl.

"Fester needed them and they needed him. Being a cat lover all my life, I thoroughly enjoyed this story as I laughed and got teary, touched by Fester‘s recollections.. .. In fact I felt the story was PURRFECT!!!" - Open Book Society.

"Paul ... has masterfully written this book in such a way that it feels he is channeling Fester. Fester is observant and witty and knows how to keep his humans in line and sticking to their routines. He is streetwise but also has a deeper understanding of life. His voice isn't just unique like some books have a unique narrator. Fester's voice attains a whole other level where it feels like it's destined to be classic, much like Eloise in the fabulous Kay Thompson series. You just read it and go, yes, this is Fester." - Strange and Random Happenstance.

"This feels like a book that sprang straight onto the page with the full force of necessity, simultaneously urgent and unhurried ... Imagine Tuesdays With Morrie, but feline: sentiment without a cloying sense of emotional manipulation. And as for the voice of Fester, it’s very easy to forget it’s written by Paul himself, and not the cat…" - Matt Cresswell.

"It’s been a long time since a book made me both laugh and cry, but this one did it all and more! It’s a tender, humorous, startling, agonizing and precious memoir that every cat lover absolutely must read and everyone else as well! Marley, move over – this is the reverse story but every step of the way to the end is delightful, engaging and so, so memorable!" - Crystal Reviews.

"This beautiful, funny, warming book is obviously written as a response to loss and grief, but it brings its own consolations, without recourse to organised religion or rainbow bridges: in telling our stories, we haven’t lost a life, whether that’s a story about dealing with tough times or playing with some turkey giblets every Christmas morning. Wearing its deep humanity lightly, beneath its black and white furs, The Story of Fester Cat is a book anyone with four legs would be proud of; one that the celebrates the cat in all his dimensions." - A Pile of Leaves.


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