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If Cats Disappeared From The World (edição 2018)

por Genki Kawamura (Autor), Eric Selland (Tradutor)

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Our narrator's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor's diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man's journey to discover what really matters in modern life.This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.… (mais)
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Título:If Cats Disappeared From The World
Autores:Genki Kawamura (Autor)
Outros autores:Eric Selland (Tradutor)
Informação:Picador, London
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Etiquetas:fiction, domestic animals, cats

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If Cats Disappeared from the World por Genki Kawamura

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Emprestado 2021-02-03 — Prazo de Devolução 2021-02-17 — Prazo ultrapassado
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Was, wenn wir erfahren, wir haben nur noch kurze Zeit zu leben? Was, wenn uns der Teufel anbietet, für jeden weiteren Tag den wir weiterleben dürfen, etwas von der Welt verschwinden zu lassen? Klingt verlockend? Auch dann noch, wenn es sich um für einen selbst wichtige oder liebgewonnene Dinge handelt? Mit dieser Frage muss sich unser namenloser Protagonist auseinandersetzen, der uns all dies in einer recht emotionslosen Sprache erzählt, die aber nichtsdestoweniger berührend ist. Und ist es der Teufel, der ihm da erscheint, oder vielleicht sein eigenes Unterbewusstsein, welches ihm vor Augen führt, was wirklich wichtig ist im Leben? Das Buch mag keine tiefgreifenden Fragen aufgreifen... für den einen oder anderen vielleicht an der Oberfläche bleiben. Mich hat es trotzdem sehr berührt.
4.5 Sterne für die Geschichte und für den Sprecher Jan Katzenberger. ( )
  Heidi64 | Jul 18, 2021 |
It was not bad, it was not great. it was ok. Predictable, sweet, a little whimsical. This is a good coffee table book. Something you can read when you are too distracted, overwhelmed, and need a tiny dose of perspective. I wouldn't read it again, but I don't regret reading it either.

#GenkiKawamura #contemporaryFiction #scribd #audiobook #2.5starreads, #rrkreads ( )
  rrkreads | Jun 16, 2021 |
Novel about having the presence of mind to live our priorities. Don't take time for granted; do important work now. Show love,kindness, gratitude and honor each day. This way you avoid having regrets later when its too late.

Quick, okay read.
  Bookish59 | Jan 24, 2021 |
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This had some really beautiful moments. There was a discovery of how different people show love that I appreciated, especially for the size of the book. And as we began to discuss our own theories on what the author meant and how the book ended, I did appreciate it a little more. (Or did I appreciate our theories, which is not necessarily what the author may have even intended?)

That being said, I think this is the sort of book where the character growth is the most important part. And I didn't care for the character. I thought he was selfish, and dull, and he was willing to make sacrifices and take things away from people just to get a few more days of his dull and monotonous life. And I know that he needed those days to gain an appreciation for himself and his life and his friends and all that It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol wholesome goodness, but I was just not here for any of it.

Also Ezio would never forget me if I died before him, and Cabbage would never forget his mother either. ( )
  zombiibean | Nov 20, 2020 |
This started out very promising - the narrator has just learned he has a terminal illness and not having any family (his mother is dead, his father is estranged) to process the news with, he goes home to his apartment and his cat Cabbage and in his self-mourning, he gets a visit from the devil, who looks just like him, but is a flashier dresser. The narrator is a postal worker and favors black and white, but the devil, who he comes to call Aloha, is always dressed in some variation of Hawaiian shirt, as if ready for a party. He offers the narrator a deal: he can extend his life by one day if he allows something to cease to exist. The first thing to go is phones - which might be wish-fulfillment in our dependent device days. But it pertains to all phones - how this impacts the world is not really addressed, but it does impact the narrator and causes him to reach out to others (an ex girlfriend, a friend, his father) in unique ways. Movies and clocks also disappear - again sweeping categories that surely cause havoc and have major impact, but the book is more interior and looks at the impact on the narrator - his regrets in life, his happy memories, and what he can do in the remaining time to come to an acceptance of his life choices. Not sure if it is a factor of translation or the need for a good editor, but the book lags in some places and belabors the point of what life really boils down to is choices. We just have to be sure we can live with the ones we make. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
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Our narrator's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor's diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man's journey to discover what really matters in modern life.This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

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