Meet THE BEAR – a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat, please? Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society’s ills. Unfortunately he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ …RALPH: handsome, self-satisfied tabby, terrified of the clothes horse. SHIPLEY: mouthy hooligan and champion mouser, rendered insensible by being turned upside-down. ROSCOE: fiercely independent kitten, tormented by her doppelganger in the mirror. And then there’s Tom, writing with his usual wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand in hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats …or three cats and a sensitive poet who just happens to be a foot high and covered in fur.
I’m a cat lover, so when this book popped up in the Book Depository sale at one point, I just had to order it. ‘The good, the bad and the furry’ is just that, a book for cat lovers. You get to know a couple of cats plus their owner, you read about the adventures they have and what troubles a catowner has (visits to the vet, dealing with the characteristics of cats).
It’s especially funny when you’re a cat owner because you’ll definitely recognise a whole lot. Cats are curious animals and all have their specific needs and wants. The book is funny, although it has a lot more pages than necessary.
I liked it, but it was a quick read, a book that you pick up every now and then to read a couple of chapters, but it’s not a very exciting book.
I liked the book as a cat owner, but as a reader I felt it was more a book filled with stories about cats written just for the cat owner itself. Like a photo album that’s only interesting to the person that is in the album.
DetailsThe good, the bad and the furry by Tom Cox
Published by Sphere
You can buy the book at Book Depository.