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January 17, 2015


I am Fester the Cat and this is my true story.
Come on in!
How one remarkable cat changed
two men's lives.

Paul Magrs

I always knew that the rest of my story is gonna be a good one. I don’t know how I knew that, but I always did. Ungow! I am Fester the cat. Welcome to my book, everyone!

From when he first ambled into Paul Magrs’s yard—skinny, covered in flea bites, and missing all but one and a half teeth—Fester knew he’d found his family. Paul and his partner, Jeremy, thought it was the ragged black-and-white stray, tired from a rough life on the streets, who was in desperate need of support. But clever Fester knew better. He understood that it was his newfound owners who needed the help.

Over the course of seven years, the feisty feline turned the quaint Manchester house into a loving home. Through his fierce spirit, strong will, and calming energy, Fester taught Paul and Jeremy how to listen and breathe, how to appreciate the joys of simply sitting and singing (what Fester’s purrs sounded like to his silly humans), and how to find joy and contentment in life, even when dealing with hardship.

This is the true story of an extraordinary little cat whose gentle charm and trusting soul turned two young men into a family.

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 This story is a true story and will make your emotions come to the surface. A stray cat, Fester, at the age of 12 finally found a home. Being a stray, Fester lived in the outside world by himself for a long time.  He finally found a home with two men, Paul and Jeremy. Fester had just quietly come into their lives and immediately adopted them. The author wrote with a lot of fun and humor. Of course, this is Fester's view point. The author wrote the book in reverse, the ending is the starting point. Fester at the age of 18 didn't understand why he was slowing down, couldn't jump as high or do the things he normally did. The story is a lovely story as we get to know Fester and his two adopted parents. But, as all thing, the ending must come and we have to say goodbye.  But wait, the beginning of the story now starts. It starts with Fester living in the wild outdoors with his friends.  The author takes you on Fester's journey as he finds Paul and Jeremy. The reader learns a lot about Fester's travels before and after finding his two dear friends. He became part of a real family that loved him.  Bad times and good times, Fester is the glue that held Jeremy and Paul together.  We also get to see Fester's other friends, two cats, Bessie and Korky. At the end of the book, I found it lovely that Paul gave Fester a beautiful eulogy.  Fester had changed Paul and Jeremy's lives, in such a good way, forever. If you are a cat lover this is a wonderful book for you.  Even if you aren't, the story has a lot of love to it and you don't want to pass this one by.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE STORY OF FESTER CAT from the author, Mr. Paul Magrs and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 

Paul Magrs is the author of many books, written for all ages and in many different genres, including the Adventures of Brenda and Effie and numerous Doctor Who novels, radio plays, and short stories. However, this is his first foray into memoir. He taught novel writing in the MA program in Creative Writing at UEA, and then at Manchester Metropolitan. Paul lives in Manchester, England, with his partner, Jeremy, and is now a full-time writer.

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