Thursday, December 01, 2016

Book Beginnings: The Fur Person

The Fur Person, by May Sarton (first published 1957; Kindle edition illustrated by Barbara Knox). This is the book's first sentence:
When he was about two years old, and had been a Cat About Town for some time, glorious in conquests, but rather too thin for comfort, the Fur Person decided that it was time he settled down.
About the Book:
This "enchanting story and classic of cat literature is drawn from the true adventures of Tom Jones, May Sarton’s own cat. Prior to making the author’s acquaintance, he is a fiercely independent, nameless Cat About Town. Growing tired of his vagabond lifestyle, however, he concludes that there might be some appeal in giving up his freedom for a home." The book is a charming description of his adventures as he searches not only for a home, but (most importantly) the perfect housekeeper.
Initial Thoughts:

I'm sort of a sucker for books with cats in them, and I just stumbled upon this one while browsing Amazon. I've read some of May Sarton's poetry, but didn't know anything about her cat book. Haven't finished it yet, but so far it's been a lot of fun, and quite a change from all the thrillers and ghostly tales I've been reading lately.

Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Friday.  As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc.  It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.


  1. This one does sound like a nice change from the usual reads...and I love the sound of it. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “THE OTHER WIDOW”

  2. Oh my goodness, this sounds like a fun read! I'm going to share the title on my FB. I know a lot of people who would adore it! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  3. What a charming and delightful book! I love the writing in the opening and would keep reading to discover the Cat About Town's quest.
    My Friday post features THE LAST ANNIVERSARY.

  4. This doesn't sound like the book for me. I really don't like books where we get the animal's point of view. The only thing worse is if the animal talks. I am reading Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard from my TBR mountain this week. Happy reading!


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