The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat

The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat

by Tom Cox
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The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat by Tom Cox

Humorous and endearing, The Good, the Bad and the Furry is a heartwarming memoir about a man at the mercy of his unpredictable, demanding and endlessly lovable cats.

Meet The Bear—a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat please? Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society's ills. Unfortunately, he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ.

There is Janet, a large man cat who often accidentally sets fire to his tail by walking too close to lighted candles; Ralph, a preening tabby who enjoys meowing his own name at 5AM; and Shipley, Ralph's brother, who steals soup but is generally relaxed once you pick him up and turn him upside down.

And then there's Tom Cox, writing with wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand-in-hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250063243
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 331,285
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

TOM COX has a monthly column in the Guardian's Life and Style section, called The 21st Century Yokel. He also has regular slots in Golf International magazine, Your Cat magazine, and reviews books for several newspapers. He lives in Norfolk, England.

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The Good, the Bad and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DickLeopard More than 1 year ago
Overall it was an alright book, quirky and creative. I have never read anything from this author, though, and I was expecting something other than a short autobiography about a few years of his and The Bear's life. There was a lot of dialogue between the author and his parents and I found myself wanting to skip some parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tom Cox writes with passion, humor, and insight. This isn't just a book about cats (although it IS an excellent book about cats)--it's a character study of a man who lives with cats in a very lovely place in the UK. You will want to move there, and adopt some cats along the way, and have a long, all-encompassing conversation with the author in his favorite pub. What a joyful, funny, moving read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love his books!
fluffylover More than 1 year ago
I love this book and just had to find out more about The Bear and his housemates after seeing them on twitter.  Check out MySadCat, MySmugCat and MySwearyCat and learn what it's like to share a house with creative cursing, kitten folk dancing, a narcissistic rock star and an intellectual stuck in the body of a Cat.