Saturday, 15 March 2014

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You: Cat Comics From the Internet Now In a Book… And It’s the Best!

A Review By: Amelia
I usually don’t go for websits / blogs / Tumblrs turned into books but there have been exceptions. Stephen Fry’s twitter turned book Mrs. Fry’s Diary is one such book (which I have reviewed and posted here before). Another exception is the book How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. It’s a comic website turned book and since it’s about cats, there was literally no way I could pass up reading it!

“If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning.” How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You covers all this and more with the wit and humour of Oatmeal comics and even includes never before posted comics about–you guessed it–cats!

The author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You is The Oatmeal. The Oatmeal (aka as Matthew Inman) is an online comic site that’s been around for years drawing comics about cats, sriracha hot sauce, and really anything else that comes to his mind. He’s a pretty funny guy and you should check out his site: If you’d like a certain genre of comic of his all lumped together–like, say, CATS–then this book is right up your alley!

The art style of the book is that of The Oatmeal. It’s a unique style that’s simple and minimalistic (most of the time). It’s not an overly attractive style of art–some of it is down right ugly–but that’s kind of the point… at least, I think it is. Either way the cats are drawn adorable so don’t worry yourself about the art!

If you’ve never read Oatmeal comics, the art is what’s going to put you the most off. The writing in the comics though is what’s going to keep you coming back to read more!

My final thoughts on How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You are that it is amazing! I do admit that I might be a bit biased as I love cats, but cat lovers are who all these comics were drawn for in the first place!

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