Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

By Sofie Kelly

From the back of the book:

When Kathleen Paulson leaves her life in Boston and moves to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she has no idea that two strays will nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction, and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who share’s Kathleen’s fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all that fur and purrs, there seems to be something more to these felines.

Just my opinion:

I read this book to take a break from the serious reviews I typically write. I won this book in a drawing and it looked kind of interesting.

I usually don’t read many books where animals are main characters and take on lives of their own. In this case, however, these two cats remain felines and act like it, even though they seem to possess special powers, such as walking through solid doors.

When Kathleen, the librarian, finds a dead man at the theater early one morning, she thinks the police are accusing her of the crime, so she sets out to clear her name. The two cats decide they are going to help her and take to mysteriously appearing and disappearing where she least expects them … often with a clue that might be helpful in her search (such as a note clutched in one of their jaws).

The cats have wonderful personalities, yet maintain their cat-like qualities, such as stubbornness and independence, which make these pets endearing.

It’s a great book and I know you’ll enjoy reading it. (One note, though, my 2-year-old grandson loves the cover. He likes the fact that there are books on the book!)

1 comment:

Suko said...

This sounds like a very charming book for a cat lover like myself. Terrific review, LuAnn!