A Street Cat Named Bob

And How He Saved My Life

Bowen, James

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Street Cat Named Bob
When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 1250029465
Branch Call Number: 921 Bowen
Characteristics: viii, 279 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 25, 2015
  • nickeldime rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A heartwarming tale about how a cat named Bob turns Bowen's life around as he's getting his life back together. Life is tough on the streets of London, but Bob makes it a little more bearable and gives Bowen's life a sense of meaning. A quick read and a must for cat lovers!

Jan 25, 2015

Just finished reading the book. I was so captivated by it that I read into 3am two nights in the row. This book made me laugh and cry. I enjoy the writing style very much too. Very straightforward and honest. Love Bob dearly.

Jul 11, 2014
  • lilypad_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lovely, heartwarming, inspirational, entertaining, I love, love, love this book.kareng

Jun 26, 2014

This was a wonderful, unexpected great read. Not being a cat person, I thought it might not appeal to me. But the inside jacket enticed me to do it.

James Brown writes from a heart-felt place, and gives the reader insight to living on the street of London.

It is amazing how the story unfolds about his first meeting Bob and how their relationship transforms both their lives, and those who come in contact with James (the cat man), and Bob.

If I was to ever have a cat, it would be one like Bob. He is one-in-a-million.

James also has online sites to visit and keep up with him and Bob.

Enjoy your read!

May 26, 2014
  • ser_library rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

cute and repetitive, but i read the whole book and enjoyed it... and even looked at Bob on you tube

May 21, 2014
  • solipuppytillycleo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

well written, honest description of life as a recovering drug addict and the bond that develops between a man and the cat that gives him a reason to take responsibility for his life choices. A really good read. Looking forward to reading the continuing story.

May 19, 2014
  • pinky0203 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great story about how two beings saved each other. The author is a recovering drug addict who finds an injured cat, adopts it and learns to be responsible for someone else as an incentive to get completely clean.........

Apr 23, 2014
  • tk_10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great easy read about two fellas finding and caring for each other. The story is being adapted for children in a book called (I believe) 'No Ordinary Cat'. Bob the Big Issue cat (you can see him on YouTube) just brought a huge smile to my face...and still does. This is a heartwarming story that any cat lover can appreciate.

Mar 31, 2014
  • molmil8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book. Not a challenging read, but a very heartwarming feel-good one. Cat-lovers will love it, and it has made me feel less afraid and more compassionate about those I see on the street.

Mar 08, 2014
  • mclarjh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Poorly written, but does provide some insight into the life of a recovering drug addict.

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Apr 23, 2014
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Feb 16, 2014
  • alancho rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

alancho thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 17


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