Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox s life with his charismatic cats The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.Close Encounters of the Furred Kind begins with a long, emotional goodbye to Norfolk, and continues with another amazing new lease on life for The Bear, the Benjamin Button of the cat world, among the bluebells and verdant hedgerows of Devon Readers who became attached to The Bear s magical, owlish persona during his previous adventures will become so here as he proves, once again, that he s a cat with endless secrets and significantly than nine lives....
|Title||:||Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Dunne Books August 16, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||864 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends Reviews
This book is way too short.
It seems a small thing to read about the lives of four (at times more) cats living out their lives in the British countryside from the perspective of their human caretaker and companion. However, Tom Cox always manages to tell the everyday stories of his and his pets' lives in such a way that is at times humorous, poetic, touching, and bittersweet. I suspect many people might pick up these books expecting a lighthearted read about cats, perhaps pandering to a certain demographic. But that is not the case at all. Although I am an enormous animal lover (and owner of four cats myself), what initially drew me to these books is not what keeps me coming back. It is the full spectrum of emotion that Tom's writing about his animal companions invokes, along with the touching insights into life and death and the beauty to be found in each. I encourage anyone who enjoys this book to look into the others in the series, and visit Tom's blog. And a very special thank you to The Bear, for touching so many hearts with your kind eyes and gentle soul over the years. Rest in peace sweet friend.
Once again we get to visit Tom, Gemma, and his parents and
I recently read “Close Encounters of the Furred Kind,” by Tom Cox, a cat writer. Whaaa? Yes, that’s thing. I didn’t know either. About living w/ cats: anecdotes about the author’s four - sometimes 5*- cats, his parents’ and friends’ cats, neighborhood cats, feral cats, the local pub cat. He also writes cat horoscopes (aren’t they all Leos?) and writes poems from the point of view of the cat. This guy has a lot to say about cats. He anthropomorphizes them to the nth degree, but then don’t we all? It is quite entertaining.
Can't decide if I love Tom Cox or The Bear more. Or Tom's parents. If you just want to feel great and human read this book. Read all of is books. I am only ever sad that they're not longer.
If you are expecting to meet a remarkable cat such as Bob (A Street Cat Named Bob) or Dewey, the library cat, You will be disappointed. What you will enjoy is a quiet time in the English countryside with a lovely man and his four rather ordinary cats - ones like you probably have.It is a nice respite from the hectic world we all live in,
This is a book of smart, witty and insightful tales of life... a bittersweet and highly amusing collection of stories about the author and his sidekicks - who just happen to be cats.
This is the first book I've read by Tom Cox, & I now know I need to read his others. This book is eloquent and very witty. I feel like I know Tom's cats personally now, and I appreciate how he sees the souls of animals. Also, his writing style makes you feel like you're there experiencing things with him.