Writers and cats have long enjoyed a special affinity, unsurprisingly since both spend much time sitting around and judging people Discover the Lion City through the eyes of its cats and their humans in From the Belly of the Cat, an anthology of fifteen feline tales by some of the city state s most exciting writers and notorious cat sympathisers.For best results, read thiWriters and cats have long enjoyed a special affinity, unsurprisingly since both spend much time sitting around and judging people Discover the Lion City through the eyes of its cats and their humans in From the Belly of the Cat, an anthology of fifteen feline tales by some of the city state s most exciting writers and notorious cat sympathisers.For best results, read this book at home on the sofa on a rainy afternoon, with a cup of warm tea within reach, and a cat by your side.
From the Belly of the Cat Writers and cats have long enjoyed a special affinity unsurprisingly since both spend much time sitting around and judging people Discover the Lion City through the eyes of its cats and their humans
I was in Cats Socrates in Bras Basah, and I couldn t leave without this book A locally produced anthology of 15 cat stories, From the Belly of the Cat is a delightful read for the Singaporean cat lover My favourite short stories were Maruchan by Wena Poon, Laundromat by Amanda Lee Koe, ROBOTZ ATTACKZ TEH CITEH by Joshua Ip, Waiting for William by Paul Ruta, and Other People s Cats by Jon Gresham I loved them for their brilliantly crafted plots, revealing dialogue and their ability to precisely p [...]
some interesting stories, a couple of really dull ones A comfortable read for a rainy cold day.but please don t kill cats in a cat anthology, cat lovers read these things you know
Me wow I loved this collection Even though the character of one story HURTS HER CAT ON PURPOSE which I was certainly not prepared for, it still made me purr with delight.
Hilarious, heartfelt and bittersweet.
As with all the short story collections, I will rate them individually The cat auntie of Lengkok Bahru 3Maruchan 2The cat that disappeared 2Laundromat 5The god of cats 2Cat Sickness 3Robotz attack teh citeh 5Visiting 3Waiting for William 3Tiger baby 1George 4Other people s cats 4Feeding the cats 4The jump 2The fat cat, ate dad s hat 3And so the average turns out to be 46 15 3
Nice collection of cat stories although in a small number of them, cats play too much of a peripheral role Robotz Attackz Teh Citeh by Joshua Ip is the stand out pick I couldn t fully suppress my laughter at the Starbucks where I was reading.
This was a mixed bag of delights some were revealing stories that talked touched a lot on obsession and loneliness, others were just a plain ode to the wonder that is cats Although, I must say that the gore minor violence in some of the stories isn t for everyone, especially for cat lovers who wouldn t lay a finger on a cat.My favourites, however for the sake of this review were Maruchan by Wena Poon, Laundromat by Amanda Lee Koe, The God of Cats by Dave Chua, Cat Sickness by Sabrina Huang, Visi [...]
I came across this book at the Singapore Art Book Fair at the BooksActually booth I was struggling between getting this book, I will survive or both which wasn t that feasible due to budget issues , but I didn t regret reading it The short stories were a mix of genres between the gore and the imaginative, and they were really written really well and for most parts, captured pretty much the relationship between human owners and cats, and also life in the perspective of the cat Haven t enjoyed a g [...]
I read this book 2 years ago after spending 1 year studying in Singapore I wanted to complete my circle of Singapore experience and what would be a better way than reading a local literature Though 2 years has passed since I read this book I still remember how it made me feel depressed The stories main focus is on the loneliness and indifferent of Singaporean which is told through cat related stories The problem with this book is that such is the only focus and it was emphasized too much that th [...]
From the Belly of the Cat contains stories relating to, with mention of, and about cats that may make you cringe in disgust, crave the comfort of a cat winding between your legs or let you step into the shoes or paws of cats and have a glimpse of how they think It is indeed a wonderful collection of cat stories that will keep you entertained from beginning to the end.
Awesome collection of short stories chock full of cats.
Enjoyable overall, but as with most anthologies of short stories there exist a couple of mystifying inclusions.