Blitzcat (英語) ペーパーバック – 2002/2/1
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She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives.... From her beginning to her end she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat. ''Westall's writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this.'' Times Literary Supplement
"Westall's writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this." Times Literary Supplement商品の説明をすべて表示する
In my opinion, I don't think Mr Westall was even thinking of an anti-war stance. He was telling a story as it could have/did happen.
I do not think the story, "dwelt excessively on the horrors of war." He simply recounted what took place.
Did Mr. Lusby go searching through the book to find those descriptive passages he quoted?
What about the uplifting material?
In my opinion, I don't think Mr Westall chose, "to focus on the ugliness, on the opportunism, on the occasional, inevitable breakdown of human decency."
I found Blitz Cat to be a remarkable story. I couldn't put it down.
Perhaps it is a little advanced for younger readers but I don't think it deserved such a negative review.
Blitz Cat tells the story of a cat who separated from its owner determines to find him... and along the way we are introduced to all the people he encounters on his journey.
Yes, there is tragedy but there is also joy.
I recommend this book most highly.
At $5.00 a very good value for anyone who loves cats or just enjoys a well told story.