He so perfectly describes the cats' personalities you begin to feel as if you are living with them as well. You learn their idiosyncrasies and how they interact in different situations. You fall in love. You also begin to think Tom is a tiny bit crazy, but in an endearing way.
My favorite chapter in the book was a letter written to the house sitter "Keeping our Cats out of the Bedroom: Instructions for Housesitters." Tom was going out of town and realized there were a few "details" he forgot to mention. Like how one cat (after wading through the swamp) will try to break into the bedroom while they are sleeping and another will have night terrors. But hey, don't be alarmed; it'll all be fine. The chapter had me laughing so hard I had to read it out loud to my husband.
|Photo courtesy of Tom Cox.
The Good, the Bad, and the Furry is not only a book I would recommend, but one which I will read again. Now that I've made you want to read it, too, let's talk giveaway! You can win a hardcover copy of your own from the publisher.
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I received a copy of The Good, the Bad, and the Furry for free from the publisher. This in no way influenced my review, as it contains my honest thoughts on the book.