The World According to Bob

The World According to Bob

The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat

Book - 2013
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The incredible sequel to the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB - the moving and uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him, now a major motion picture.

'Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.'

James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world.

Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness.

In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger.

As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

Publisher: London Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
ISBN: 9781444777550
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 23 cm.


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Mar 20, 2018

An enjoyable large-print book with interesting street adventures of the Bob-James duo. Thumbs up. This is the most interesting one of the book series of the street fighter hero team.

Mar 20, 2018

This book is the best, most action packed of the Bob series, I enjoyed reading it. Bob is a unique, street-wise character. This large print version is very readable. I especially enjoyed the suspenseful episodes of the lady who tried to rob Bob away from James, and the case when Bob protected James from a night-time robber. Very good book about the adventures and dangers of street life in the city.

Feb 28, 2018

These books of james Bowen are a nice experience to read. Two souls, man and cat, who were pushed to the street and broken, find soul mates in each other and finally this exceptional cat, Bob brings success into the life of James. In this book James tells that most of the public acted generously at the sight of this lovely companion of James. But a few persons acted with hostility; one wanted to steal Bob from James, another kicked the guitar case in which Bob lay, and still another tried Bob to be taken away from James by calling on him the SPCA, pretending that James was abusing the cat - but this janitor-manager did not act in favor on the cat; she wanted to get rid of James' presence in the street, because she supposed that James' guitar play and singing disturbed the tenants in that house she was the janitor of. Finally, as she failed, because the SPCA found the cat healthy and not abused, the janitor called on him the Police. And finally, in this book James tells us how Bob started a streak of luck in his life, by motivating him to get rid of his drug addiction, and the publishing of his story, which finally brought him financial success too, and an end to his 10 years of struggle in the streets of London. An interesting insight, given by James' books is how different peoples' mind sets and natures are, which are often totally opposite, and those negative minds try to force upon others their own (often selfish) way of seeing the world. Bob and James are nice characters, their books are honest and enjoyable. On Youtube we can find several live videos of this lovely duo.

A fair and good follow-up to A Street Cat Named Bob. Their remarkable story together continues. Quite the inspiring story. This sequel and the first book formed the basis for the movie.

Sep 09, 2017

Interesting at many levels, the human animal bond, street life and the good and bad in human behaviour, struggles with addiction. An easy read, a real pleasure.

Jul 03, 2016

Writing style is pretty bad in my opinion, but the story is engaging.

Oct 10, 2015

Bob the cat has given his human companion James a totally new lease on life, appreciation for the power of love, and an increased interest in how he can reach out to others, with Bob as the inspiration. James has come such a long way in his journey, since the first book he wrote about his life with Bob, and it was a joy to read about how so many others have come to know and love his cat Bob

Apr 20, 2015

The second installment about a man and his cat. Simply written, James Bowen gives us more stories and lessons he learned from his cat Bob.

More importantly, he gives us insight into what it's like to be homeless.

He says, "People don't understand that the lack of self-esteem and general hopelessness you feel when you are homeless.."

A wonderful tale about faith, hope, and love.

KarenE61 Dec 25, 2014

Not quite as gripping as the first book, this is still a lovely sequel that will warm your heart while answering the question, "What happened next?" I hope further adventures of James and Bob are forthcoming.

d2013 Dec 15, 2014

This book is as good as the first one. Such a heartwarming story!

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