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The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa

book_busy's review against another edition

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3.0

I wish I was more fanatical about this book. It was a nice thinly veiled moral teaching about books I suppose but...I wasn't wowed. I think the best aspect of this book is probably the atmosphere of the different realms as they verge on caricatured in a charming manner. The cat character, despite being the cover and title focus felt lacklustre and quite device-like in a way that meant I had little attachment to it. It was a warm and brisk read but I can't guarantee it will live in my mind for that long...

co_sima's review against another edition

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medium-paced

2.0

I wish I could have enjoyed this book. I felt like maybe it'd work better for a younger audience? Overall it felt very disconnected and like it neglected much of the storytelling aspects to focus on the point it was trying to make which fell short for me. It also kept talking about the past and how everything, especially people used to be better which I just don't think is true like that

fluffypixl's review

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adventurous hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced

5.0

sophialovesbugs's review

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adventurous lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.75

Very silly fun read

fhammond_36's review against another edition

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5.0

What a perfect way to start the new year. A book about books and talking cats. And more but I don’t want to spoil it for everyone.
But I want to say more. Do you love books? Really? I think I do now, more than ever after reading this.

pitchspork's review against another edition

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hopeful reflective

4.0

mjbooks's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

meredithdull's review

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adventurous hopeful
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

greyrose34's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

atilatamarindo's review against another edition

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lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.0