Set in the early nineties, The Consciousness of Cats addresses the big questions about the mysteries and nuances of life, in particular the deeper aspects of the human soul and consciousness. Told through the eyes of Nathan, the reader is taken on a thought-provoking journey and is invited to explore further their own thoughts and ideas about consciousness. As he delves into his own soul-searching, Nathan discusses his interest in the wonder of consciousness and its implication on the soul of the thoughtful. His questions also enlighten the reader to the lesser known mental and behavioural challenges faced by those in society who suffer from Acquired Brain Injury. Encompassing both psychological and philosophical concepts, The Consciousness of Cats is a moral story that highlights the mistakes each of us make as we journey through life, including the ways in which we disappoint ourselves and others, before using those misgivings to frame the rest of our lives and embrace new possibilities. This book also examines the way we make decisions and is ultimately a story of human perseverance, but it can also be read as a simple love story, which is inbuilt into the complexities of the characters and their journey. It offers a philosophical perception, which illustrates how we utilise psychological constructs in our lives without always knowing. Inspired by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Haruki Murakami and Milan Kundera, The Consciousness of Cats will appeal to readers interested in philosophical-based fiction and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of consciousness and human nature.
Nigel completed his BSc in Psychology whilst working in rehabilitation for people with Acquired Brain Injuries. Since completing his PGCE he has taught A-level Psychology and Philosophy since 2000. He has come to know and love Philippine culture - staying in the country for three months on more than one occasion.