DETAILS: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. Copyright 2012. Commercial fiction.
SUMMERY: In 1954, an eleven-year-old boy catches a boat from Colombo to England. While on board, he and his new young friends find themselves on all sorts of adventures.
PROS: This book is well-written and engaging. While not high-action, it nevertheless has an intriguing way about it. Mr. Ondaatje perfectly captures the mindset of an eleven year old boy let loose on the world with no supervision. The setting and time period are fascinating as well.
CONS: None that I can think of.
BOTTOM LINE: This is an excellent book. Five stars out of five.