Jul 1, 2009

Lessons in Stalking

by Dena Harris

Anyone who's ever been owned by a cat will find this book laugh-out-loud hilarious. It's a collection of twenty short stories about the quirks of sharing your home with a feline. Their inscrutable behavior. Their demands, their charms. My favorite was the one about when her cats refused to let the bathroom door stay closed. And I could sympathize perfectly with the frustrations of a cat who deliberately wakes you before the alarm clock, or refuses to play with the expensive toys you buy but has a blast with some ordinary household item you drop on the floor. Lessons in Stalking is cute and funny, but I kept wishing the stories were longer, or a bit more detailed, or that there were more of them. If you enjoy reading tidbits of tales like those Chicken Soup books, or are any kind of cat person, this one's just right for you.

This book was sent to me by the author.

Rating: 3/5                     128 pages, 2005


bermudaonion said...

I love cats even though I'm allergic to them, so this sounds like a fun read to me.

Bookfool said...

That sounds so cute! Speaking of cats, I love your new kitty header!!

Jeane said...

Bermudaonion- how frustrating to love cats when you have allergies! I don't know what I'd do. Have you ever thought of getting a hairless cat? those sphynx ones? I think they look very strange, but I've heard people don't get as allergic reactions to them.

Bookfool- it is, very cute! I'm glad you like my new header.