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On Cats by Doris Lessing review

On Cats is an omnibus edition of three books by Doris Lessing, a significant contemporary author: Particularly Cats, Rufus the Survivor and The Old Age of El Magnifico. We are treated to stories, enchanting fragments, about some of the cats who have shared her life; in vivid, masterful prose we are shown quirks, conflicts, tender moments, and are made to love these creatures as if we had truly met them in person. While reading I wept, giggled, cooed over the book, seeing in my mind's eye the various escapades and tragedies. Some parts are absolutely heartbreaking - no matter how much you wish it, cats only have so many lives to use. It is, however, entirely worth your time to read these stories; with all the more reason if you happen to be a cat lover. I'm giving six stars out of five. I might be just a tad biased, though.
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2010-11-24 [SilverFire]: I assume from your review that this is technically some sort of autobiography which focuses on the cats she owned?

2010-11-24 [Linderel]: Aye.

2010-11-24 [SilverFire]: The continuation of that thought which I apparently didn't bother to write was, 'so I'm going to stick it in non-fiction for now, since we don't have a separate section for (auto)biography, let me know if that seems wrong.' Communication fail.

2010-11-24 [Linderel]: I suppose that works. :3

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