Cat Out of Hell

Cat Out of Hell

by Lynne Truss


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ISBN-13: 9781612195193
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,200,563
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

LYNNE TRUSS is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list—3 at #1—and was the USA Today Book of the Year 2004, and Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Her children’s book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference spent 7 weeks on the New York Times children’s bestseller list—4 at #1—and was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book, as well as a Best Book of the Year.

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Cat Out of Hell 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Cat Out Of Hell is a novel by British writer and journalist, Lynne Truss. When Alec Charlesworth’s beloved wife, Mary dies, he heads to a cottage on the coast of North Norfolk with their dog, Watson, to grieve privately. Isolation is what he craves, but, finding he needs some mental stimulation, turns on his laptop to read an email from a library colleague of Mary’s. It contains several files concerning a cat called Roger, and by the end of his perusal, Alec is confused, sceptical and rather irritated. Back home, a visit to Mary’s library has Alec wondering if there might be some truth to the files; when the sender of said files pays him a visit, he begins to doubt that the cause of Mary’s death was natural. Soon he is deeply involved in an escapade that features several murders, hidden books, library theft, emergency hospital visits, talking cats (and dogs?), and even Beelzebub himself. Truss uses a format of straight narrative combined with emails, transcripts of recorded conversations, screenplays, descriptions of photographs, telepathic messages and even questionnaires. It helps to pay attention to the early chapter headings, as these form part of a later chapter. The tone of the whole tale is very much tongue in cheek and the result is quite hilarious in places. Some horror, plenty of humour, highly entertaining. 4.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I should've paid better attn to reviews.