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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad cat!, 17 Mar 2014
This review is from: Cat out of Hell (Hammer) (Kindle Edition)
Even devoted cat fans will admit that there are times when their beloved ball of fur gives them An Evil Look. This is a look so malevolent that even Satan would be impressed. I wonder if Lynne Truss, being the recipient of An Evil Look, began to ponder ...

Witty and amusing, with briefly sketched but well-delineated characters (I particularly liked Wiggy), Cat Out Of Hell somehow managed to frighten me more than any ghost story I have read recently. There is that terrible feeling of being helpless whilst your doom approaches and as Alec's doom is a large fluffy cat no-one is likely to believe him. This, of course, just makes his situation worse. Lynne Truss manages to twist cats' habits and natures into something far more diabolical, but at the same time quite credible. I laughed out loud at the idea that cats knead our legs not as a sign of affection, but as a historical throwback to their technique of killing people by severing their femoral arteries. Then I began to panic as my cat not only kneads me but also chews my collar at the same time ... is he going for my jugular?

This is quite a hard review to write, as I am trying to avoid spoilers and as it is a short booked packed with incidents it makes it difficult not to give too much away. So perhaps I should just stick to this; read this book if you like cats as you will appreciate Truss' manipulation of their foibles; read this book if you don't like cats as it will prove you right; and if you are indifferent to cats - how can you be indifferent to cats?
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