Friday, July 13, 2012

My Review of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Picked up this slim volume of poems on the 4th of July. I was charmed by all of the clever rhymes that managed to accurately portray cats, plus Gorey's illustrations were a treat. I admit that I didn't know the musical Cats was based on these poems. I haven't seen the musical except for snippets of the song Memories and that song is not actually in this book. It's a collection of silly poems about cats. What's not to like?

I wish there had been a pronunciation guide for some of the names though. I have no idea if I was saying them right. I guess I could watch Cats to see.

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