Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Review: The Unadulterated Cat

Author: Terry Pratchett
Title: The Unadulterated Cat
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Publish Date: Sept 26, 2002
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: The Unadulterated Cat is becoming an endangered species as more and more of us settle for those boring mass-produced cats the ad-men sell us - the pussies that purr into their gold-plated food bowls on the telly. But the Campaign for Real Cats sets out to change all that by helping us to recognize a true, unadulterated cat when we see one. For example: real cats have ears that look like they've been trimmed with pinking shears; real cats never wear flea collars ...or appear on Christmas cards ...or chase anything with a bell in it; real cats do eat quiche. And giblets. And butter. And anything else left on the table, if they think they can get away with it. Real cats can hear a fridge door opening two rooms away ...

Review: Anyone that loves a feline or felines in general will get a kick out of this book. The writing is typical Pratchett, complete with all the footnotes you expect from a Pratchett book.

The book is also wonderfully illustrated by Gray Jolliffe, whose drawings of cats really bring the humor across.

This book had me laughing out loud, because Pratchett is spot on about cats and all their idiosyncrasies.

There are two types of people that will love this book. People who like Pratchett's writing and people who love cats.

Both will find this book hilarious, and though it isn't up there with some of Pratchett's Discworld Sci Fi offerings, you will find yourself laughing out loud as you read.

A great book to read and clear you mind. Just pure fun!

Rating: 5 flowers


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