Book Review: Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss

monday2Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss

By acclaimed storyteller Lynne Truss, author of the bestselling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the mesmerising tale of a cat with nine lives, and a relationship as ancient as time itself and just as powerful.

The scene: a cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Inside, a room with curtains drawn. Tea has just been made. A kettle still steams. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant.

‘Shall we begin?’ says the cat.”


monday4Cat out of hell is hilarious! I can not remember the last time a book made me laugh so hard. I loved that Lynne Truss never takes the book too seriously; and you can sense her fun in writing it.

This really is a mentally delicious book about a feline conspiracy. Did I forget to mention the homicidal cat who isn’t just evil; he is e-vile.

Cat lovers with recognize that certain look on a cats’ face when you aren’t sure if it is disdain for you or they are plotting your demise.

Roger is a great believable character for a devil worshipping, genocidal moggie. I do realize that reading this book will do nothing for feline/human relations- especially if you are already weary of the species.

Cat out of hell is a clever and funny romp that you wont forget in a hurry. I am putting it on my list of favourite books.



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