The Cat's Table
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Title: The Cat's Table Author: Michael Ondaatje Publisher: Vintage Canada Publication Date: Jun 12th 2012 Page Numbers: 269 pages Blurb In the early 1950s in Ceylon an eleven-year-old boy is put alone aboard a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the insignificant "cat's table"--as...
Three young boys bond on a on a three week sea journey that is taking them to new lives in England. What can happen in these confined quarters over a short period of time? Not much, actually, but Michael Ondaatje would have you believe that the hijinks and drama that takes place would shape and in...
bookshelves: autumn-2011, published-2011, radio-4, seven-seas Read from October 07 to 22, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** Book at Bedtime in 10 episodes.Blurbies - The Cat's Table follows the course of a 21 day voyage from Colombo to Tilbury on a luxury passenger ship called the Oronsay. It is the earl...
For the life of me I can't figure out why I wanted to read this so badly when it first came out.I found this book to be all over the place. It's an overly descriptive, painfully slow book about ZzzZzz. Talking about it bores me.
I adore Michael Ondaatje's writing, and this book didn't disappoint in any way, yet it took me a full five months to finish a book that should have taken me three days, and it would have taken me that long a year ago. Over the last five years, I found book reading became an obsession bordering on ...
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