The book takes place in Pere Lachaise cemetery, and takes the idea that some of the cemetery cats are reincarnations of the famous people buried there. We have Jim Morrison, Chopin, Colette, Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Proust and others. More important is Alice B. Toklas, who was (in the real world, not just the book world) partner to Gertrude Stein. And Alice is waiting for Gertrude's incarnation to return to her.
Despite the fairly ridiculous premise, this isn't a bad book, but it's not the most interesting book, and it's a bit of a tedious book. It's not that long, but the one thing that kept me reading, certainly more than the story, was that I wondered if the book shared more than just a title in common with <i>Waiting for Godot</i>. I wondered if Gertrude, like Godot, would never show up. I won't give that answer away, but if not for that little bit of mystery, I probably would have given up on it....Continua