A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets

A Street Cat Named Bob How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets The moving uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life

  • Title: A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
  • Author: James Bowen
  • ISBN: 9781444737097
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The moving, uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life.

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    1. Please don't think me churlish, but I will kick off by saying that this book is not terribly well crafted - it's repetitive and poorly copy edited. So, if you're snobby about writing, I suggest you give it a miss. That said, it'll be your loss, as it is a heartwarming book with an important message, for reasons other than its prose.Bowen describes how he was `invisible' when he was homeless, and the difference it made when he found Bob and took him busking with him. Suddenly people - the public [...]

    2. Looking through the reviews for this book there is a lot of hype against the writing so I won't bother writing anything about it, you'll see for yourself!I loved this book for so many reasons! Living in Britain (Probably anywhere, in fact) There is a lot of irritation and even anger towards homeless people, it's very close-minded and I think ANYONE could benefit from reading this book. You see it from a whole new perspective and I do believe Bob makes that easier. Humans seem to find it easier t [...]

    3. James Bowden was a homeless man living on the streets of London struggling with a drug addiction. During the day he would do busking to make a bit of money to support himself. Having spent time in hostels for the homeless, he was finally given his own flat. On returning back home one day James finds a ginger Tom cat outside his flat. It is from this day on that the pair forms a special attachment to one another. James decides to name the cat Bob, and on most days when James started out busking B [...]

    4. "Adevărul este că eram încă nehotărât ce să fac cu Bob. În ciuda sentimentului pe care îl aveam, că pisica asta și cu mine eram cumva sortiți să fim împreună, eram aproape convins cumva că în cele din urmă tot o să plece, croindu-și propriul drum în viață."" Bănuiesc că avusesem noroc cu Bob până în momentul acela. De când îl luasem în grija mea, fusese perfect sănătos, sută la sută în formă. Avusese purici la început, dar asta era de așteptat la o pisică [...]

    5. This is a wonderful feel good true story about a street Cat named Bob and his owner a recovering heroin addict and the streets of London. I don’t read books about animals but this sure pulled at my heart strings and made me realise everybody should experience the love of a pet at least once in their lives.This is a story of love and devotion and how sometimes we are sent little signs of help and encouragement we just have to learn how to recognise them and I am sure that James was so happy tha [...]

    6. One of the good things about this book is that the cat doesn't die. All the best stories about beloved animals end w/ the inevitable, and, while I know all sweet pets die, I'd just rather they didn't do it in their own book. Another really good thing is that Bob is a real cat. I know that because I liked his Facebook page, which is totally current, and watched some videos of him on YouTube, and even saw him and James on the Today Show. Yes, I know, if some people believe the moon landing was fak [...]

    7. I actually met James and Bob a couple years ago around Covent Garden. Both of them are wonderfully brilliant characters in their own right. Back then, I recall him telling me and Theresa about a book that he was putting out, but I didn't really give it much thought.Fast-forward to a month ago, and what do I find in a bookstore but a stack of this book! I'm so happy he actually managed to get it out there for everyone to read.This is an warming, enjoyable book that is both heart-felt as well as e [...]

    8. Firstly, as many people have mentioned, this book is not exactly well written, but it is a true and honest account of James & Bobs life - it isn't romanticised, or dramatised, it is what it is. I hear they are making a movie, and I hope they keep this natural account without making it too Hollywood.I have however given it a 4* just for the happy story that it is. A story about true companionship, and not only that, but how unique Bob is himself. I have had cats all my life, and I am pretty s [...]

    9. I must admit I was torn before I read this book. I mean, I'm moggy obsessed, but also word mad, and had read a few reviews commenting on how poorly written this book is. Now I've finished it, I can quite safely say: some people are stupid. This isn't meant to be a challenging read or a work of great literature. its a true, from-the-heart story about one man and his mog. I actually thought the simple narrative made it really easy to see what James thought of Bob - his excitable use of language wh [...]

    10. I thought this book would be a heartwarming story of an interesting cat living through some tough times on the street, that would probably make me cry and probably end in the cat's death. In fact, the cat does not die by the end (which is a good thing!) and the cat is kind of incidental to the story, not the star. What we have here is a self-pitying tale of woe by a semi-homeless junkie who happens upon Bob the Cat outside his flat and they start hanging out together as he goes about his day to [...]

    11. Sweet tale, not too exciting but a nice read. And a true story which makes things more interesting. And I love cats so Ha!

    12. "I've come to believe in the power of animals. I believe they can heal, teach, and push us to be better people" - Neil Abramson from his book unsaidThis quote sums up this book pretty well. James Bowen writes with great honesty and describes the life on the streets really well. I learned a lot of things from this book. things about animals, people, london. a lot really. he touched me and i felt really connected to him that at the end of the book i actually felt so proud of him for everything he [...]

    13. James Bowen was a homeless man living on the streets of London, addicted to drugs and in a bad way, eventually after spending time in homeless hostels he was given his own flat in sheltered accommodation block in North London. One day in 2007 a chance meeting with a ginger Tom cat that James decided to call "Bob" would change and turnaround his life. This is a charming, lovely, heart-warming true story of young man busking in central London along with his new companion the street cat Bob. They s [...]

    14. Jednostavna, životna, a tako prekrasna i topla priča Znam da samo subjektivno mogu doživjeti ovu knjigu, budući da i sama dijelim svoj život sa dvije mace, ali zaista mislim da "Fantastični mačak Bob" malo koga može ostaviti ravnodušnim Oni koje ne vole mačke, neće je niti uzeti u rukea svi ostali, sigurno će , kao i ja, od prve do posljednje stranice s cijelom paletom osjećaja proživljavati uspone i padove Jamesa I BobaPosebno vlasnici kućnih ljubimaca koji će jako dobro prepozn [...]

    15. As a huge cat lover, it will come as no surprise that the most inspirational and affecting book I have read so far this year is A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. I first heard of James and Bob via their Twitter feed and couldn't wait to read their story, although I did have to wait as my local Waterstones had sold out within a few days of it being released!James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London when he first met the injured ginger cat. He nursed him back to health and when [...]

    16. De liefde tussen mens en dier, the struggle for lifeachtig beschreven!Zonder sentiment beschrijft James Bowen zijn verslaafde/zwervers bestaan met daaruit voortvloeiend zijn liefde en zorg voor Bobachtig! Door zijn liefde, zorg en verantwoordelijkheid voor Bob weet hij de juiste keuzes te maken en uiteindelijk zijn verslaving te overwinnen.

    17. The book touched me deeply. I laughed, cried and again laughed. They do not believe in fate, if she appears before you in the guise of a mind-blowing red cat? When you have ceased to believe in a bright future, hand themselves down suddenly in the darkness, like a beam of light, you see a pair of cunning eyes. Few people indifferent story about the life of Bob the cat and his master. Thanks to him I became more attentive to everything around him, especially to the "invisible" on the streets of t [...]

    18. اين همون كتابى بود كه ١٢٠ صفحه ترجمه كردم ولى بعد ديدم تو سايت كتابخانه ملى ثبت شده و رهاش كردم. كتاب چیز خاصى نداشت، داستان روونى داشت و به علت عشقم به گربه ها و گربه‌ی خودم، خيلى دوست داشتم ترجمه‌ش کنم که به هر حال نشد😁 اشكال نداره! اميدوارم اون فردى كه ترجمه‌ش کرده خوب ترجم [...]

    19. As a cat lover and owner of exactly the same breed of cat as Bob when my friend in my Book club told me about this book I had to read it!.This story is about James Bowen a recovering drug addict living in sheltered accommodation in London and making small amounts of money to survive the best way he can eg.busking and selling the Big Issue.James one day returns home to find a ginger tom cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation. James could not resist helping the cat he named Bo [...]

    20. I have to admit I am totally late to the Bob party. The first I knew about him and James was whilst doing my weekly shop when I came across this book which just jumped out at me and straight away I knew I had to read it, especially after reading the description.The friendship between James and Bob is just the most heart warming relationship I think I’ve ever come across. Even though it’s James that finds Bob and takes him in, I think it’s more the other way round. It’s like Bob is James [...]

    21. A lovely book. It's an emotional and touching personal story of a recovering drug addict getting his life back together, but there are also moments of humour, and I learned a lot too from the interesting insights into life on the streets and how the Big Issue works. This is a well told story with some beautifully painted moments that made me feel like I was there - the description was so vivid that my heart pounded in the dramatic passages and I cried in the emotional bits. Some other reviewers [...]

    22. 4 sao.Một câu chuyện đáng đọc.Hơn cả một câu chuyện về thú nuôi, cuốn sách này còn là một sự truyền cảm hứng lớn. Ban đầu truyện tập trung viết về chú mèo Bob, nhân vật người chủ chỉ là phụ thôi, nhưng dần dần về sau, tác giả đã khéo léo mượn những lúc kể chuyện hằng ngày về Bob mà lồng vào câu chuyện của chính mình. Việc dẫn dắt từng chút như vậy khiến cho người đọc - c [...]

    23. Well I think that James and Bob are kindred spirits. I also think that they saved each others lives. I have an affinity with cats; well all life actually especially animals; I have had cats all my life. Archimedes is at home now waiting for me to come home. I watched the film about Bob and James and although it was a good film as always the book is better. What a lovely story. The stars were lined up for James when the book publisher approached him that fateful day. The rest is history. Well don [...]

    24. This is an amazing book about a man and his cat. It is also a book about hope, friendship and getting another chance. It is a very uplifting book that takes you from the rough streets to the inconditional love of an animal, the true love of a friend.Here Bob and James met and the bonds of a life long friendship forms. You also learn of James fight to become a better person and get over his [SPOILER] previous drug addiction that put him on the streets.

    25. Oh my. This is a book that deserves every one of its five stars.The title basically says it all. It's about a former drug user whose life is on the rebound and is adopted by a stray sickly ginger kitten. After many attempts to locate the cat's owner, James adopts "Bob" and they become inseparable; first as a feline sidekick while James 'busked' for spare change and later to his selling "the Big Issue" (a magazine published to help people get back on their feet and into the working world again wh [...]

    26. A year 6 student mentioned this book when I asked what he had read recently and enjoyed. A couple days later he brought it in for me to read. I picked it up last night expecting to read for 30 minutes or so before bed but I ended up staying up until I finished it. It isn't very well written but it is extremely heart warming to read about the relationship that develops between James (a recovering heroin junkie) and Bob the street cat who befriends him. Today when I told the student that I finishe [...]

    27. Todo o ser humano necessita de um objectivo na sua vida e para James este objectivo aparece sob a forma de um gato cor de laranja. Neste história o difícil é perceber quem é que salva quem. James e Bob constituem uma família improvável que partilha uma amizade verdadeira.

    28. This is really heart-warming.This book follows James Bowen as he struggles to get out of his downward spiral and how a lost lonely kitty helped him do just that.I can't even imagine how hard some days must have been for James, but I'm so glad that he felt that he had to help 'Bob'.Bob himself is amazing; it really does seem that they were meant to find each other.I have long known that the bond between human and feline can be strong and fulfilling, so too for our canine friends as well, but here [...]

    29. I enjoyed this book very much. It's basically a love story about a man and the cat who he credits with saving his life. James had been living on the streets of London trying to get his life together after being an addict for many years. After he met a stray cat, he became close to him and named him Bob. Jame's life improved when he had the responsibility of taking care of Bob.This memoir has now become a film and I'm looking forward to seeing it! It also strengthened my resolve to adopt a pet, b [...]

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