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User Review  - Honzacat - LibraryThing

I have not been a fan of Michael Ondaatje's past books but I loved this book! I enjoyed reading from the perspective of a young boy and laughed over his adventures and perception of adults. Any reader ... Read full review

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User Review  - PennyAnne - LibraryThing

I decided this was a book I 'should' read but as I really didn't enjoy 'The English Patient' I had very low expectations for 'The Cat's Table'. I couldn't have been more wrong - this is a lovely book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Margitte123 - LibraryThing

Michael was eleven years old that night when, green as he could be about the world , he climbed aboard the first and only ship of his life, the Oronsay, sailing for England from Colombo. Unbeknownst ... Read full review

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User Review  - tangledthread - LibraryThing

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje is a coming of age story of young Mynah (nickname for Michael) as he sets sail for England from Ceylon in 1954 at the age of 11. On the ship he meets up with two ... Read full review

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User Review  - ccookie - LibraryThing

First line: ~He wasn't talking~ I loved this book! Ondaatje skipped around the topics much like I expect an 11 year old boy on his own, on a sea voyage, would have skipped around the ship. Outrageous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

This book is part autobiography and all story. In the hands of a great writer, storytelling becomes beautiful and important. Ondaatje is probably incapable of bad storytelling. Michael, an adolescent ... Read full review

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

Sailing from Ceylon to England to join his mother, a young boy recounts his experiences on the Oronsay during the 21 day journey. From the relationships formed with the other individuals who are ... Read full review

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User Review  - shadowofthewind - LibraryThing

The life of an 11 year old boy can be a very feral existence. After all, it’s the inspiration for Lord of the Flies. Even with this wild streak, it’s still a very impressionable time, a blank canvas ... Read full review

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User Review  - jfieds - LibraryThing

Ondaatje's latest novel is, perhaps, his most "approachable" yet. It lacks the (somewhat) "foreign-ness" of Anil's Ghost and the "intellectual-ness" of Divisadero. (It's been too long since I read The ... Read full review

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User Review  - bonnieconnelly - LibraryThing

beautifully written coming of age nevel - well woven story Read full review


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