Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Catology by Adrian Searle and Oliver Ninnis
Just what is your cat thinking? As it gazes up at you, are those eyes filled with love and admiration or spite and scorn? From the author of the award-winning 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle and If Dogs Could Swear comes a hilarious insight into the twisted, venal, self-serving psychology of our cutest four-legged sociopaths.
Catology is a psychiatrist's view of your moggy; a brilliant, unforgettable and twisted look at the many bizarre, ridiculous and instantly recognisable scenarios in which cat owners find their beloved pets every day.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
For those that have been following the blog for a while, you know that I'm slightly obsessed with cats. I will read anything about cats. I also love comics. When I saw Catology on NetGalley, I had to request it. It's a book of comics about how cats think. i think it would be hilarious. Unfortunately, i didn't care for it at all.
Catology seemed almost like it was trying too hard to be funny. It completely missed the mark. I was bored throughout most of the book. Also, the synopsis of the book makes it seem like there will be a more educational look at the psychosis of cats. There wasn't at all. It was just a bunch of comics that poked fun at cats particular habits.
The only reason why I am giving this book two stars instead of one is that a couple of the comics made me chuckle. All in all, I was very disappointed with Catology. I think the synopsis is incredibly misleading. I would not recommend this book to anyone. There are books that are a lot better if you wish to read something about cats.
I give Catology: 2/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.