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This is truly an amazing book by a very interesting lady. One cannot help but admire the brutal honesty of her writing and her determination to grow at any cost. One wonders however what her husband thinks of her adventures.
This book is far stranger than "Don't ... Dogs Tonight", but is equally compelling. For me, it has the same ability to transport me back to Africa that "... Dogs..." had which does not just mean evoking past experiences, sights and smells. Once in a while I had to shake myself and remind myself that I live in the US.
Having known many Ks, the description of K and his friends ring very true. If I had the honesty and integrity of the author, I would have to say here that it also revealed some small hidden parts of myself to me.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly and was sorry when I got to the end of it, but am reluctant to make a blanket recommendation of it as I imagine that some readers may find it more than a little weird. However, if you have a strong stomach and would like to try something different, then this is your book.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
I would have preferred to give this book 3 1/2 stars, but the program will not allow it. I just loved DOn't Let's Go the Dogs Tonight and I could not wait to liste to this book. While I did find it interesting Don't Lets Go was a far better and more engaging story.
I might have liked this one more had I not just listened to the first. Alexandra Fuller is an excellent writter and this book is no exception. The story, however was rambling and I never quite got into it like I did the story of her childhood.
The narrrator, however was brillant as always, I have listened to her narrate the Number 1 Ladies'Detective Agency series and just love love love her.
I am glad I listened to this book, but it was not one of my favorites.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Scribbling the Cat again? Why?
I will not listen to it again for a long time as the journey was too emotional.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Scribbling the Cat?
I have seen the hand wiping motion of face cleaning a thousand times and never before did it impinge on my mind so clearly as "being a gesture from Africa".
What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
This lady did a remarkable job of getting most of the accents, names, slang words, etc. pronounced correctly. It was not an easy book to read and her good performance contributed to my enjoyment. Congratulations.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The smells of Africa are pungent and memorable and brought to mind my memory of the smell just after the first rains when "suicide" month comes to an end with those first rains.
Any additional comments?
As a "scatterling" of Africa I realise that many things are deliberately or sub-consciously blocked from my memory as I need to get on with living in the present. This book broke down those barriers and it is going to take a while for me to build them up again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful