Amados Gatos by José Jorge Letria

Rating: *** (3 out of 5)

Review: Amados Gatos, or “Beloved Cats”, is book of short stories inspired by the cats of various famous people, mainly writers. The stories portray a deeply intimate, symbiotic relationship that I suspect people who don’t have and love cats will have trouble understanding. I adore cats and have felt exactly what it means to have them as companions, so while I enjoyed reading this book, I do wish the author had balanced the nostalgic, sometimes tragic tales with a little bit of the happiness he would sometimes mention, but which remained largely unexplored.

For those that are interested in the relationship between writers and their cats, I recommend this website: “Writers and Kitties“, which is sort of like this book in pictorial form, while also showing that look of pride and love most people have when they’re with their cats.

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