The Guest Cat – Judging a Book by its Cover

The Guest Cat cover detailIt’s not often that an unknown Japanese writer publishing their first book in the UK hits the bestseller lists. In fact, it’s not often that any Japanese writer (other than Murakami) does. And yet Takashi Hiraide’s The Guest Cat has become one of the must-have Christmas books of the year. Thousands of people will be waking up to find it in their stockings on Christmas morning. So what has it done right? Continue reading