“The necessity for this book is to be found in the following consideration: that the lover’s discourse is today of an extreme solitude.
The true main character of the story, Miguel Desvern, never appears in the pages of this metaphysical mystery novel, other than through the choices he made in life.
The Cat was first published in 1933 as a serial in the magazine Marianne and subsequently as a short novel by a Parisian publishing house.
Eight characters chase each other through time and space without even knowing it.
In his manga book Onward Towards Our Noble Death, renowned Japanese artist and cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki sets to paper Japan’s New Guinea campaign during the Second World War, which he personally lived through and documented.
The text has gone down in history as Sunzi Binfa (孫子兵法): The Art of War, by Master Sun Tzu, the Chinese general and philosopher who is believed to have lived from the late sixth to the fifth century BC.
A CAPTAIN’S DUTY Richard Phillips, Hyperion Books, 2011, p. 304