A Street Cat Named Bob: Book Review

If you read my blog regularly you know I’m way behind when it comes to book reviews (sorry!).  Last time I relied on Kip to pick the next book for me to review, but since he was as he was indisposed when I needed him (see photo below), I was left to my own devices.

Tabby stuck in a large box

Today I present to you my review for A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.

I know it’s not very sophisticated but the essence of my review is “run, don’t walk to get this amazing book.” I can’t say enough about this wonderful book that I could hardly put down.

The gist of the book is about a street musician named James Bowen living hand to mouth playing guitar on the streets of London whose life crosses paths with an amazing ginger kitty by the name of Bob.

Bob was very ill at the time, and though James had hardly a penny to his name, he did everything within his power to nurse Bob to health. He wasn’t planning on keeping him but we all know how these things turn out. And not surprisingly, it’s Bob in the end who actually saves James.

It’s an uplifting and inspiring book. Get it now! A Street Cat Named Bob.


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  • I am dying to read this book!

    • Tamar

      Run don’t walk!

    • run run run

  • This book is one of the best cat books I’ve ever read – and I just can’t get enough of James and Bob’s rags to riches story.

    • Tamar

      Ingrid I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and to leave a comment!

  • Looks like a good book. Thanks for letting us know about it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Muaricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    • Tamar


  • I have heard many good things about this book.Going to add to my reading.
    Sue b

    • Tamar

      you won’t be sorry you did!

  • jmuhj

    Since you let us in on the fact that things apparently improve for them, I’m thinking of getting this book. Bob is so handsome! and big props to James for having his priorities straight.

    • Tamar

      It’s not a sad book so i def recommend it 🙂 Glad you are going to give it a read!

  • Love his scarf! Been looking for a good read too!

    • Tamar

      i know isn’t he a doll!

  • I loved this book. Bob is amazing and so is James. Yet another super sociable ginger cat.

    • Tamar

      i think my next cat will have to be a ginger!

    • Tamar


  • This is one of mom’s favorite cat books EVER! She loaned out her hard copy and her Kindle copy already!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

    • Tamar

      i know i’ve already lent mine out 2x!

  • This is a brilliant book I couldn’t put it down. A very realistic portrayal of life on London’s streets and a heartwarming story.

    • Tamar

      I couldn’t agree more Mike!

  • Ha! I’m way behind you on book reviews–but this one is pretty high on my list. Thanks for your review!

    • Tamar

      You are most welcome!