Book Review Catnama: A Purrfectly Enchanting Journey into the World of Cats


When two renowned wordsmiths come together to write about cats, readers get curious – not unlike the cats. And this curiosity is satisfied when they have finished reading the entire book. And what a book! Catnama, co-authored by the dynamic duo Sunil Sharma and Santosh Bakaya, is a cute masterpiece that takes you on a whimsical journey through the enchanting world of our feline friends.  While many famous books have previously explored cats as subjects, such as Kafka on the Shore, Calvin and Hobbes, the Cheshire Cat, and The Master and Margarita, Catnama sets out to make cats the agents of change in the literary world.

From compassionate cats to naughty ones, and even some that are downright cruel (or perhaps just misunderstood), Catnama has it all. But wait, there’s more! The book also introduces us to a few mysterious feline characters that may or may not be ghostly apparitions. Both Sharma and Bakaya have the uncanny ability to make words dance to their tune, and in Catnama, they make these words waltz and twirl with the elegance of a cat’s tail.

What sets this book apart is the authors’ keen eye for detail and their exceptional talent for creating the perfect atmosphere in each story. Whether it’s a heartwarming tale or a spine-tingling mystery, they manage to transport you right into the heart of the story. This is a book for every lover of a good story and anyone who has ever been captivated by the enigmatic charm of a cat.

A line from the chapter “Cats, Murakami, and a Mystery Encounter” by Sunil Sharma resonates deeply with the reader: “On certain moments of disjunctions, mostly unpredicted, your favorite writer or text enters your life through these voids, crevices, and guides you onwards.” This beautifully captures the essence of Catnama, as it takes us on an unexpected journey through the lives of these captivating feline creatures.


I must admit that I don’t actually know how to put into words just how heartwarming this book is. The best I can say is that I have gifted approximately eight copies of Catnama so far! Santosh Bakaya is an impeccable writer and a senior in the field. To review her work is a privilege. So, if you haven’t read this book yet, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It’s not only a worthy addition to your collection but also an amazing legacy to carry forward and gift to friends time and time again.

In a world where the culture of reading books seems to be dying a slow death, authors like Santosh Bakaya and Sunil Sharma are doing exemplary work to keep it alive and thriving. 

As I flipped through the pages of this book, each story gently reminded me of my love for these mysterious and enchanting creatures. These stories are not limited to a single genre; some are mysterious, others emotional, and a few are downright spine-tingling. The authors’ writing style is fluid and rich, seasoning each story with just the right amount of spice to keep readers enthralled until the very end.

What truly stands out in this book is the authors’ ability to capture the essence of each cat’s unique personality. From the haughty, regal demeanor of a Siamese to the boundless energy of a playful tabby, Catnama paints a vivid and relatable picture of what it’s like to share your life with these enigmatic creatures.

As you read through the pages of Catnama, you’ll find yourself not only falling in love with the cats but also gaining a deeper understanding of the mysteries and magic that surround them. The stories are a testament to the authors’ love for these animals and their dedication to preserving the rich tapestry of feline experiences.

So, whether you’re a cat lover, a bookworm, or simply someone looking for a delightful escape into a world where cats are the stars of the show, Catnama is a must-read. It will make you laugh, cry, and ponder the profound mysteries of our feline companions. This book is more than just a book; it’s a celebration of the whimsical and enchanting world of cats, and it’s a purrfectly delightful journey that you won’t want to miss.