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Not a review, but just as important: A Perfect pair: Writers & Their Cats

10/31/2019  "Penguin Random House has just released a listing of books: "You may know these authors from their books, but do you know their furry friends? The image [on this page] includes photos of Dan Harris, Chris Bohjalian, Mark Z. Danielewski, Beck Dorey-Stein, and Rita Mae Brown with their cats! Find the authors’ bestselling stories here (that we like to think these feline friends had a paw in making).

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BOOK(S) REVIEW: 'Bunches of Cat Horrors'

10/26/2019  "There is no shortage of monsters to haunt our dreams” begins the trailer for the 1977 horror anthology film The Uncanny. However, the voiceover warns, “the most fiendish, the most fascinating, the most terrifying creature of all may be waiting for you around the next corner… or living right in your own home.” This monster is none other than the domestic housecat. 


There is such a surfeit of cat horror stories that there exist not one, but two anthologies on the trope - Twists of the Tale: Cat Horror Stories and Beware of the Cat: Stories of Feline Fantasy and Horror - and a book-length study of regional revenant cats in Ghost Cats of the South. How do cats straddle the line between “I Can Haz Cheeseburger” and “I Can Haz Murder?” One may trace the feline’s role in horror to two distinct devices: the tension-release and the avenging moral mirror.

Read more here.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Cats of the Louvre': A storied museum reveals its secrets

10/26/2019  "Fans of visual art can feast on a special treat with Taiyo Matsumoto’s recently translated “Cats of the Louvre,” the latest in a longstanding collaboration between the museum and comic artists across France and Japan."


"Matsumoto, an Eisner Award-winning manga artist of “Tekkonkinkreet” and “Sunny” fame, brings the same poignant storytelling and illustrations to the Paris museum and its paintings. In this surreal work, a small band of stray cats take refuge inside the attic of the Louvre, transforming to humanesque hybrids at night. Their adventures and interactions with the humans of the Louvre — guides, guards and visitors — unfold in connected chapters of “secrets.”   Read more here.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'All Cats are Introverts' by Francesco Marciuliano

10/25/2019  dear author.com:  "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Could Pee on This, Francesco Marciuliano presents this humorous and all too relatable book written from the perspective of some pensive, sometimes intense, but nonetheless insightful pets.


Have you ever been labeled as “antisocial,” “shy,” or “lost in your own thoughts” because you don’t realize someone’s been calling your name 148 times? The cats understand. All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of self-reflective poetry from cats that clearly shows them to be the insightful, often alert, crowd-averse, personally engaging, probably napping-as-we-speak introverts of the animal kingdom. Enjoy this completely relatable and hilarious book, and perhaps you will soon see the cat—and even yourself—in a whole new light."      Read more here.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed Again' by Jeremy Greenberg

10/08/2019   "From the author who brought you Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe and Sorry I Slept on Your Face comes a new collection of hilarious letters from sassy kitties to the humans who love them, paired with adorable cat photos.


Tess wants you to know that she intends to continue throwing up freely as long as the new baby gets to—fair is fair." - DearAuthor

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