The Unadulterated Cat: A Campaign for Real Cats Paperback – Sep 1995
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Terry Pratchett took a side step away from Discworld in The Unadulterated Cat, a hilarious insight into the world of the feline. Amusingly illustrated by cartoonist Gray Jolliffe, Pratchett delivers a wonderfully funny collection of anecdotes that anyone, cat owner or not, will be hard pressed not to smile at. Not quite a replacement for a Discworld novel, but your sides will split just the same. --Jonathan Weir --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
'An extremely funny little tome, purrfect (sorry) for anyone who lives at the mercy of Felis Catus' VENUE --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I should point out the fact that this is in no way a useful guide for current or potential cat-owners; this is rollicking comedy from first page to last. Given this point, there are still a number of astute observations that will make cat lovers smile and perhaps even guffaw, for the behaviors Pratchett expounds upon are quite familiar to those sharing their lives with feline friends.Read more ›
That being said, I loved it. People looking for echoes of the Discworld won't find them, but people who are fans of James Herriott and Gerald Durrell and a certain type of English country writing will find this book follows in their footsteps. For me, it was like taking a step back into a pastoral England that may not even exist anymore. Also, this book was deeply appealing to me as a pet owner, who has been able to chronicle the misanthropic foibles of more than one benighted creature. What "Marley and Me" does for dogs, this book does for cats.
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This book was suggested to me by a friend who is also a cat lover. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Terry's 'description' of different 'breeds' of cats, it was comical and I also... Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2013 by Mary-Lou Bird