A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

83. The Rabbi's Cat

The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar
Translated from the French by Alexis Siegel and Anjali Singh

Pages: 142
Finished: May 10, 2008
First Published: 2001-2003, 2005 English edition
Genre: graphic novel
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: looked interesting.

First sentence:

Jewish people aren't crazy about dogs.

Comments: Set in Algiers of the 1930s, this is the story of a Rabbi and his daughter told through the eyes of their pet cat. This is a very Jewish story with much theology and insight into Jewish customs, traditions and history. Personally, I know very little about the Jewish faith and always find it interesting to learn more. We follow the Rabbi in his day to day life and we watch as the daughter meets and then marries a young Rabbi from Paris. This is mostly a light story with a witty sense of humour and yet at times very profound. A wonderful insight into this time and place in history where Arab and Jew lived side by side. I really enjoyed this book, both the flavour and the story. Recommended.

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