Adventure · Historical fiction

The Cat Who Saved Books – Sosuke Natsukawa ★★★★

Blurb; A celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles.

Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for—or rather, demands—the teenager’s help in saving books with him. The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and Tiger and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners. 

Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different mazes to set books free. Through their travels, Tiger and Rintaro meet a man who leaves his books to perish on a bookshelf, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publishing drone who only wants to create bestsellers. Their adventures culminate in one final, unforgettable challenge—the last maze that awaits leads Rintaro down a realm only the bravest dare enter…

My Review; What a beautifully written story. A short story at just under 200 pages but one that will stay close to your heart. Perfect for book lovers, cat lovers and quotes lovers. This book contains so many gorgeous, beautiful and relatable quotes to save and share with others. Brilliantly translated. It gives the reader a lot to think about and alot you can probably relate to as a bookworm.

The setting is perfect a little old second hand bookshop. A talking cat that takes you on adventures to save books and a beautiful friendship bonding over books. I absolutely loved this book. A rare gem find. I’m so glad I managed to read this. Really cheered me up with a beautiful, happy ending for everyone. Easy to devour. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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