Published on May 15, 2014 | by Karina Starobina


The World According To Bob

The principal question here is whether you like cats or not, really. Whether you can’t help making an unmistakable “awww” sound every time you see a cat/kitten or anything that reminds you of these furry friends.

Cat named Bob

The book is about the adventures of a man and his street-wise cat Bob [Emma Creese]

Since the “dog people” already stopped reading, let’s get on with the plot. “The World According To Bob” is a sequel to the bestseller “A Street Cat Named Bob” and is about the further adventures a one man and his street-wise cat Bob. Not convinced yet? Well there’s a twist – the author, James Bowen, is a recovering heroin addict who used to live on the streets. So, basically, the whole book is a success story of one lucky busker who gave up heroin and found a best friend in a red cat called Bob.

Maybe it sounds a bit cheesy, but it is indeed a very simple, sometimes naïve and kind piece of writing. The author describes every tiny cute thing his beloved friend Bob does, sometimes talking about the challenges of life as a former drug addict and giving some “being out there on the streets” tips.

Basically, the three morals of this book can be summed up as: 1)Don’t do drugs, kids 2)Get a cat, they are adorable and 3)Next time you see a busker or a Big Issue magazine seller, don’t just pass him by.

Yes, it might not the first heart-melting human-animal friendship story, but can you ever get enough of these?

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