Homer's Odyssey Paperback – 6 Jan 2011
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"Homer's Odyssey will make you jump for joy!" (Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Santa Clawed)
"you'd need a heart of stone not to melt at the story of Homer." (The Mail on Sunday)
"It's the book with the biggest "awww" factor of the year." (Scottish Sunday Herald)
The inspirational story of a blind wonder cat.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Bless your heart Homer, and thank you Gwen for letting us share you and Homer's heartwarming story! (not to mention your other furry friends too!)
Enter Gwen Cooper, a woman with two cats, dealing with a breakup and who definitely had no room in her life for a blind kitten, that is, until she held Homer in her arms and realised that this little kitten had a huge capacity for joy and love.
Homer's story is nothing short of amazing and is truly endearing. It's not surprising that a cat could adapt quickly to a loss of eyesight, but what is surprising is the joy and faith that this cat had in life and people. Even more important is the effect that this fantastic personality had on the author. The book is part Homer's tale and part memoir. Being responsible for the care of a blind kitten leaves Cooper facing tough decisions. She changes career, moves out on her own eventually moving to New York and finding the love of her life. Throughout it all, Homer provides her with inspiration and teaches her (unintended) lessons about living life.
Scenes such as Homer's obsession with elastic bands, his dual with a burglar and Cooper's frantic efforts to resuce her pets following the aftermath of 9/11 will leave you both laughing and tense. Cooper has a gift for bringing a tale to life. Additional cutesie material is present in the form of little thumbnail images that adorn the start of each chapter.
Any animal lover will adore this tale of a heroic and happy cat, while the tale of Cooper's personal growth and her subsequent marriage provides additional depth. Well recommended reading.
All the elements brought into the story, such as the three cats, Homer's 'unique' ability, the events of 911, and her finally meeting Mr. Right all flowed perfectly.
I highly recommend this read to both cat lovers and non-cat people! I'm just sad I've finished it.
Go Homer! It's nice to know there are other suckers out there who take on 'special' animals!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
And I bloody cancelled this book. What the he'll is going on here, I want answers.Published 1 month ago by M. Perkin
Lovely story of relationship between a woman and her catsPublished 1 month ago by Miss Victoria L Samuel
Demonstrates beyond all doubt that whatever you put into a relationship with an animal you will be repaid many times over. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ruffled feathers
This is a lovely and emotional book, you learn real respect for the cat and those that rescued him in the first place.Published 4 months ago by JW
l can't say enough about this book - completely amazing - Homer is a star ! lt is beautifully written , and a must read xxPublished 6 months ago by niki taylor
Ah - if you are a cat lover you'll just adore this...may make you cry a bit too!!Published 10 months ago by Snow Goose