Article in brief: the author gives us her book review on Matthew Inman’s “How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You”
“Humans have superior technology. Your cat knows this and will attempt to disrupt all communications to the outside world”
I have to admit, I have probably read this book about three times in the last two years. The reason I bought this book is because I’m a crazy cat person and a proud owner of a cat that according to this book is plotting to kill me. This book is an ode to all the cat lovers out there. It is one of those books you can read in one sitting. It’s not a long read, but it will surely leave its readers in a very good mood, especially those that are cat owners.
The content of this book is very original, and the readers will find what is titled as the “Bobcats” series. The series is printed in the form of comic strips and follows the daily mishaps of two tie-wearing cats that run in an office and do nothing but torment its workers.
“Excessive shoveling of kitty litter after using the litter box, your cat needlessly kicks litter around, most of it ending up all over the room. This is practice for burying bodies.”
As a cat owner, I found myself laughing and nodding to each and every written page of this book. The author has successfully turned the cats’ natural behavior into a plot for world domination and an assassination plan against their owners. The author did not only mention the reasons, but he actually supported them with illustrations that show life through the eyes of the cat. This would actually leave a cat owner wondering, “so that’s why my cat does this!” However, this book isn’t only written for cat lovers. It gives comical explanation for cat behavior and it would definitely be enjoyable for those who are unfamiliar with the feline species.
The book is very colorful and filled with really funny drawings. Every detail in each comic strip is well done and articulated with a really hilarious storyline. The 132 pages can be read within an hour or two because the book is more like a picture book with some text added as an explanation. As short and easy as the book is, I would recommend some parental guide or some sort of screening. The language is not profane or explicit, but some content could be frowned upon by parents. So I would refrain from recommending it to preteens or children. It is not a storybook suited for children, but as I already mentioned, it is a light read for adults. The language is hilarious and light-hearted. It is the kind of book that you would keep by your bedside to read over and over again. I would go to the extent of calling it a getaway from our stressful daily lives. A must read indeed!
An avid reader, Maitha has always dreamt of being a recognized novelist and poet. For the last decade she focused on HR as a career, which has taken her away from her dream, but it’s never too late. Her column Pocket full of Books focuses on book reviews and doesn’t necessarily focus on a specific genre.
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