A World Without Color: A True Story Of the Last Three Days With My Cat
One story. Two endings. Genuine and fictional. Which ending is yours? What do you say to someone who is dying? And what do you say when that someone can't understand a word you are saying? How do you comfort each other throughout... and beyond? My love, if you go away in a few days, the world will lose its colors and darken like the land of Mordor. If you go away and leave me to wander aimlessly, alone in this sea become wild, like a ship with a broken rudder and drowned sailors, and if I don't find comfort in the warmth of your body, clutched in my embrace at the end of the day, I'm afraid I won't survive. "I don't regret anything. Marcel was not only my cat, he was my everything. My brother, my friend, my world shrank in a soft gray-striped furry ball."—Bernard Jan Powerful. Emotional. Honest. A heartfelt and moving novella. Translated into English by Bernard Jan Editing and proofreading by Philip Newey, Thomas Carley Jr. and Kath Middleton Cover design by Mario Kožar MKM Media Cover photo by Zach Singh
Bernard Jan 106 pages
almost 3 years ago
Croatian author Bernard Jan approached me on Twitter and offered me a copy of his memoir, A World Without Color, as a free .mobi file in exchange for an honest review.
This story is a heartwarming and emotional ode to the last three days that the author spent with his cat, Marcel. Although I read far more fiction than nonfiction, I enjoyed the book and was honored that Mr. Jan would offer to share such a personal memoir with me and the rest of the world.
To see my full review, complete with a list of pros and cons of the book, visit my book review blog Bitty Book Nook: http://bittybooknook.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-review-of-world-without-color.html
I thought that this memoir was extremely touching, and I would recommend it to any animal lover, especially those that might be dealing with grief or loss. Mr. Jan, thank you so much for sharing your work with me. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future!