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Preview: Reacties op: I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki read-a-long (part 1)

Reacties op: I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki read-a-long (part 1)

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Door: I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume (Volume One) | Books of Mee

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:03:25 +0000

[...] post for Volume One: In Spring it is the Dawn (many useful cultural references!) Gnoegnoe at Graasland Terri B. at Tip of the Iceberg Claire at Paperback [...]

Door: tanabata

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:53:14 +0000

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Door: tanabata

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:13:42 +0000

I agree with you that the cat is kind of half cat, half human, which I find a little distracting. I don't have the book at hand this moment but there was a line about him (the cat) writing down this story, which kind of threw me out of it to be honest. I am fully enjoying the cat's narrative though. And I love the quotes you posted! Those are some of my favourites too, with the images they evoke. And how fun that your cat, Juno, looks like the cat on the cover. :)

Door: Claire (Paperback_Reader)

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:25:45 +0000

Hi, I've posted about Volume 1 and joined in the discussion: I also named the cat Neko! I am enjoying his narration, being a cat-lover, and find some parts very funny. I too am finding the satire difficult to discern and I hope that the second and third volumes will provide us with a better understanding of the period. I like your point about the cat become more and more humanized.

Door: Terri B.

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:59:13 +0000

I just put up my answers to Tanabata's questions. I am enjoying the book and as long as I keep focused on the "bits" (which I find screamingly funny sometimes) I seem to enjoy the book more. There isn't really a plot to speak of and that does cause me to become distracted sometimes.

Door: Diana

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:08:19 +0000

I've read the first part now, sometimes laughing out really loud, but a few passages a bit long to read, I don't know if it's because English isn't my native language and I perhaps missed a few things, but however I think I don't know enough of Japan in that particular period to fully distinguish the satirical part. For example the wife laughing in the second room, it seems bizarre projected in that period, but what do we know about domestic life in Japan early 1900 ?

Door: annavangelderen

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:12:42 +0000

I had a bit of a hit-and-miss relation with I am a Cat. Some parts I found genuinely funny, some parts I genuinely did not get. The book was originally recommended to me by someone who thought it brilliant, but then he had lived in Japan for several years and had been married to a Japanese woman for a while, so maybe he was better able to appreciate the book.