The Goodbye Cat by Hiro Arikawa

The Goodbye Cat

Hiro Arikawa with Philip Gabriel (Translator)

251 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary short stories emotional sad medium-paced
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We meet Spin, a kitten rescued from the recycling bin, whose simple needs teach an anxious father how to parent his own human baby; a colony of wild cats on a holiday island shows a young boy not to stand in nature's way; a family is perplexed by ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 655 reviews

Moods

emotional 92%
sad 57%
reflective 53%
lighthearted 40%
hopeful 33%
funny 25%
relaxing 24%
inspiring 18%
adventurous 8%
challenging 2%
dark 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 26%
slow 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 27% | No: 21% | N/A: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 39% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 14%

Average rating

3.93

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