Cat Out of Hell

Cat Out of Hell

Book - 2015
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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss ( Eats, Shoots & Leaves ) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder
 
For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he's lost his job, his beloved wife has just died. Overcome by grief, he searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him.
            It takes a while for Alec to realize he's not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . . and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they're smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are! What's more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does - Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all.

And he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec's wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces?

In the deft and comedic hands of mega-bestseller Lynne Truss, the story is as entertaining as it is addictive" ( The Sunday Telegraph ) - an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike. And afterwards, as one critic noted, "You may never look at a cat in quite the same way again" ( The Daily Mail ).
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2015]
ISBN: 9781612194424
1612194427
Branch Call Number: TRUSS L
Truss, L
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 24 cm

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bearcat836
Sep 29, 2017

What a waste of time. The only reason I finished it was because it was a short book and I kept hoping it would improve. Disjointed nonsense.

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MeWilliam
Jan 10, 2016

Good book for the cat owner who's not afraid to second guess his cats. Stylish writing by Truss.

SFPL_danielay Oct 16, 2015

A creepy and funny story about murderous cats. You can read this as an antidote to all the cute cat videos out there. Plus, how can you resist quotes like "This man can't have satanic eyeballs, I thought. He's a librarian"?

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anfieldfan
May 12, 2015

Have enjoyed the author's non fiction but did not like this at all.

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franque
Apr 14, 2015

Fun, silly, nerdy, and quick. Believe it or not I actually found 2 typo's but who cares. Easily read in one night, a book highly recommended if you have always suspected your cat may secretly be trying to kill you.

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asteraurora
Aug 27, 2014

I found this a fun read, part mystery, part farce. While this title has been published as part of the Hammer Horror series, I wouldn't classify it as such, though there are some creepy moments.

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nerowolfgal
Jul 07, 2014

Very, very spooky read. There is a twist ending that sneaks up on you about an hour after you finish the book, and makes the ending ten times creepier. Hint without spoiler: the narrator may not be the best judge of what happened and is happening.

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