The Cat's Table
By Michael Ondaatje
Genre: Adult Literary Fiction
Review: Ondaatje's most autobiographical novel yet. The poetic language expected from the author of The English Patient, Anil's Ghost, and Divisadero doesn't disappoint. The story is a strange mix of the adventures of three boys on the Oronsay, a ship traveling from Sri Lanka to England, along with reflections on interpersonal relationships and quirky characters. The structure of the storytelling was interesting. Interludes into the present-day as the main character looked back to his three-week high seas adventure. Overall, this book is more about savoring the language for me, than enjoying the plot. Not my favorite by him, but worth reading.
Favorite Quote from the Book: "
Song to Read by: "Southampton" from the Titanic soundtrack, by James Horner