It takes a while for Alec to realize he s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . .and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they are smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are! What's more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all.
And he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec's wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces?
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While I can't say I loved it, I can't say I hated it either, it's one of those rather peculiar books that in its convoluted and intriguing way you have to listen/read the furry last wurd. Aftur I'd finished listening to it, I did feel a sense of there should have been more explanation, more something, but that's just my opinion.
The actual narration and story is quite jerky in the beginning and takes some getting into but once mew do it's a furry pleasant listen, fur me it just lacked something, though mew may love it and say that it doesn't.
To be honest with mew all, I've never found it hard to write a few lines about anything I've effur read previously, but this... this was really excruciatingly difficult in all senses to write about as I really am at a loss about the entire purpose of it and how I actually felt about it.
Ah well, it happens to the best of us, so while not my favourite read ever or my least favourite read in the history of reading, this is an acquired taste, and a bizarre, strange, weird tale or maybe it's just me and I'm off my game this week.
My suggestion is, give it a go, you may like it, or like me, be wundering WTF! [What the Fluff!]
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Cat Out of Hell
And furry quickly in other news, if mew didn't know the pawesome kitties at Katzenword.com have a give-away happening right now with Basil's book as the prize, so if mew'd like to get your mittens on a free copy, just head offur and enter.
Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur Basil's Brain Training!