If cats disappeared from the world by Genki Kawamura
Here's my review of the international phenomenon that has sold over a million copies in Japan.
A quick and easy read, and whilst not my usual type of book (and despite wondering at the beginning if I should carry on as it hadn’t massively grabbed me) I had to finish it out of intrigue.
It’s a story of loss and reconciliation, and of a young man's profound journey to discover what really matters in life. Heartwarming in places, funny in others, and ultimately thought provoking.
The main character discovers that, due to an inoperable brain tumour, he has only one day left to live, but the devil shows up and offers him a deal - he gets one more day to live for every one thing he decides to ‘make disappear’ from the world. From mobile phones and movies to cats - the book makes you think what life would be like for humans without these things.
It was bizarre in places but also very thought provoking. It certainly puts life into perspective and makes you think of what’s important in life. I'm certainly glad I read it - it's good to read books from outside your usual genre!
Have you read it, and if so what did you think?
Much love, Fran xxx
ABOUT FRAN GRANT
Wife to a very lucky husband. Mum to 3 beautiful little boys. Gym, yoga and self care enthusiast. Lover of food, coffee, wine and gin. Self confessed bookworm and book hoarder. Advocate for keeping the magic of reading alive for today’s children. And last but not least - Writer (currently trying my hand at kids fiction and rhyming stories). Thanks for visiting my site - expect to see posts mainly related to reading and writing, with occasional musings about family, parenting and life in general. Oh, and plenty of book reviews! Hope you enjoy! Much love, Fran x