A book review of The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers
Peter Gethers is a successful young writer/publisher about town, living in the Big Apple and on Long Island. He has never liked cats until his current girl friend presents him with a Scottish Fold kitten. Love at first sight occurs on the part of the kitten and Peter. Peter is instantly smitten, never to be the same man again! He names the kitten Norton after Ed Norton, played by Art Carney on "The Honeymooners".
Norton accompanies Peter everywhere he goes, all over New York. He rides in a special "Sherpa shoulder bag" on Peter's shoulder. From that vantage point he goes to restaurants, concerts, rides on the ferry to Long Island, meets countless people. As a young kitty Norton accompanies Peter to Paris. No carrier in the luggage hold of the plane for Norton! He is safe in his shoulder bag and all the hostesses love him. In Paris, Peter and Norton live for about a year. Norton had flown to Paris on the Concorde,ridden the ferry to Fire Island, numerous times since Peter owns a home there, traversed the subways of Manhattan, met Roman Polanski and Harrison Ford while in Paris, approved or disapproved of whatever beautiful woman Peter happened to be dating, dined in some of the world's finest restaurants. Everyone who meets Norton is blown away by how just by being himself, Norton shows great presence. He appreciates silence, knows how to behave in ALL situations, enjoys a walkabout when Peter takes him to a castle, chalet, or museum. Comes when Peter whistles. In short, Norton is a lovely gentleman in stripey grey fur with tastefully folded ears! He is devoted to Peter, and Peter is likewise devoted to Norton. Norton is in the same class with Streetcat Bob and Homer the Blind Wondercat. If you are looking for a book full of humour, adventure, in which the kitty DOES NOT die in the end, this may be just the book for you!
Personally, I loved every page! Read it in one night. You might say I gobbled it. Available in the Used Book Emporium in Longmont (if they don't have it ask Deb, the proprietor to put it on a list for you and call you when it comes in). Or, if you just have to have the book immediately, it is available new or used on Amazon, on Kindle, or in the library. Happy reading!
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