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How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You [Paperback]

Matthew Inman
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11 Oct 2012
Brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative, TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. Matthew Inman, creator of TheOatmeal.com, is a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. He writes, draws, and codes everything on the site, and his viral marketing skills make the site a huge success. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a very funny, creative selection of comics, facts, and instructional guides, which all stem from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. The book will be designed to create suspense/anticipation with page turns analogous to the experience of scrolling down through the panels on the website. For example, "Cat vs. Internet" will use page turns to draw out the reader's anticipation of what the crafty kitty might do next to get attention from his Internet-fixated owner. Other favourite cat comics include "How to Pet a Kitty," "The Bobcats," and "17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat." A pull-out poster will be included at the back of the book.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pap/Pstr edition (11 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449410243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449410247
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew Inman is a Web designer and developer from Seattle, Washington. He launched the Oatmeal.com in 2009.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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Flip through "5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (& Other Useful Guides)" and this book and you'll notice something: the pictures in "How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You" are about a billion times bigger. It's because there's only been a year or so in between the two books and The Oatmeal (a.k.a. Matt Inman) had less new material for this one. It's therefore a lot less crammed.

This could be a good thing for those readers who don't like squinting at their favourite online comics printed in book form.

For me, it felt slightly deflating. The quality's just as high as it ever was, but is it greedy of me to ask for a tiny bit more - no other way to say this - *quantity*? The Cat-Vs-Internet series takes up 20% of the whole book.

I'm probably complaining too much. The Oatmeal is one of the very best things on the Internet and Matt Inman himself, with his work sticking it to shifty California lawyers and making a Tesla museum possible, seems like a person it'd be easy to hero worship. But I hope he's able to take his time a bit more with the next Oatmeal book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny.. But not funny enough 2 Nov 2012
By Maria
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This book is alright, it has its (few) funny moments in the typical style of The Oatmeal, but not enough for the book to be memorable afterwards. Whereas The Oatmeal's first book "5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth" is full of twisted yet funny angles that makes you want to read it over and over again, "How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You" does not live up to its predecessor and is easily forgotten because of the lack of variety. The theme of the book is obviously "cats" but I do not feel that The Oatmeal has used the potential of the theme fully. All in all, it is a nice book, that fans of The Oatmeal shouldn't miss. However, if you don't know who The Oatmeal is, or what his humour is like, then you probably shouldn't buy the book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This book popped up as an item that other people purchased when I bought "A street cat named Bob"

At first I didn't think anything of it but after reading the afore mentioned book I thought I'd look into it. I used Amazon's "look Inside" feature and after turning 2 pages I realised that I wanted it.

The cover is has a really nice finish and the pages are quite thick. The entire book is very well illustrated and is very funny. All of the diagrams and explanations in the book are so true and any cat owner will immaterially relate to what the author is saying.

I read it at work while I was having my lunch and laughed so hard that I caused a bit of a disturbance in the office. By the end of the book, trying to keep my laughter inside I had tears streaming down my face.

I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny book! 30 Oct 2013
By Mark
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I love Matthew Inmans webcomic The Oatmeal, so I found it obvious to support him by buying one of his books. It's a really funny book and I also got a poster with it.

Fast shipping and good price!

Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious book for cat lovers! 9 Oct 2013
By lou54
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This is a book for genuine cat lovers - those people who know all the strange and sometimes not very nice ways of the cat! It's hilarious!
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5.0 out of 5 stars cat 6 Oct 2013
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This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. If you are a cat owner this book will have you in stitches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say!! 27 Aug 2013
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I have 'Oatmeal' on my Facebook page and I think this guy is 'totally whack'. I love it and I love this book. This is not for the faint hearted or ladies who like to knit! It's raw and funny and .. well it takes a 'certain' kinda humour. Not for everyone but I really love this book and so does my 14 y/o son :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely high quality 16 Oct 2012
By Atroxes
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The artwork, printing and material is of excellent quality. If you're into awkward jokes about murderous cats, do not let this opportunity pass you by!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cats. Meh.
I hate cats and want them all to die. They are evil... But my friend, who is obsessed with cats and considers them a valid part of existence loved this book. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Plain old anyone
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny
Bought as a present and got loads of laughs out of it
Published 3 days ago by Cian
5.0 out of 5 stars was a gift for my sister and she loved it.
was a gift for my sister and she loved it......made me question what her cats are thinking when I visit her house .... I think ill take tuna the next time I pop by :-D
Published 5 days ago by Tammy Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars For cat lovers everywhere
I got this for my 23 year old sisters birthday because she has a cat and it is hilarious, well worth the buy! Read more
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This book is just hilarious. I bought it as a gift, but ended up reading the whole thing and buying another one for my friend!
Published 11 days ago by Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hilarious book fully recommended especially if you don't take life too seriously.
Published 21 days ago by David Footer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace!
My cats trying to kill me!!!!!!!
Published 22 days ago by Leejay Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny book for all cat lovers!
Very clever and funny book. If you are a cat-lover and/or are owned by cats, this is a great book and will give you lots of laugh-out loud moments.
Published 1 month ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book
well worth a read some of the things in this book describe cats to a tee, im sure my partner will love this book
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