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By TomCox | Comments: ( 753 ) | Date: ( Jun 04, 2020 )

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 surroundedMeet 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 RALPH handsome, self satisfied tabby, terrified of the clothes horse SHIPLEY mouthy hooligan and champion mouser, rendered insensible by being turned upside down ROSCOE fiercely independent kitten, tormented by her doppelganger in the mirror And then there s Tom, writing with his usual wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand in hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats or three cats and a sensitive poet who just happens to be a foot high and covered in fur.

  • Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat
  • Author: TomCox
  • ISBN: 9781250063243
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • Donald

    If you follow my reviews, you'll know one of my pet hates, (boom boom), is covers that bear no resemblance to the contents, here, finally, and majestically, The Bear, Tom Cox's melancholy cat gets to be the cover star of this book. Well, he shares it with his feline siblings, but it's mostly about him. Tom fought for this, after his previous two cat books featured cute, but not in any way related to the books, kittens on the cover, as marketing ploys. Thankfully, his publishers agreed, and as we [...]

  • Kieran Kimberley

    It's a book about the adventures and misadventures of cat ownership. Yet it has made me very happy over the passed few days. I felt a range of emotions, the kind of roller-coaster you'd want from any fictional novel, packed into to a rather amusing memoir. People I know have actively avoided me whilst I've been reading this book, because as I have come face to face with them I have only wanted to talk about it and have done nothing but recommend this book to everyone. This is a brilliant book to [...]

  • Joanne Moyer

    This is the first book of Tom Cox's that I've read, all of which are about life with his cats. This one focuses on The Bear, The World's Most Melancholy Cat, who I first met on his Facebook page My Cat Is Sad Because I found the writing very enjoyable, about a subject I obviously very much enjoy, and look forward to reading his other books

  • Natasha

    This book has left me feeling the most wonderful things. Fun, witty, endearing, and poignant in capturing the essence of what it's like sharing a life with cats. I have grown fond of The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and Roscoe, who are each distinctly brilliant, as well as equally entertaining non-feline characters like the garden hedgehogs, shoe-dwelling frogs, and the author's shouty dad (sidenote: WOFFAL). And like all memoirs about pets, the topics of death and the numbered days of an aging pet are [...]

  • Cheryl

    Nothing wrong with it. Tom and his cats are interesting and deserve our support, even if it's only a circulation number at the library. But the book is so slight. A little humor, a little poignancy, a bit about Tom, a bit about friends and family all add up to "ok, now what." I guess I'm supposed to read more of his books but I don't feel the need to. I guess my main problem is that I never felt like I really knew the cats. They didn't come alive for me. The cats I knew were nothing like these. [...]

  • Rebecca Foster

    This was Cox’s third memoir about his life with cats. (You don’t so often hear blokes talking about their cats, do you? That crazy cat lady stereotype dominates.) It’s a fairly entertaining book, and cat owners will recognize the ways in which cats’ requirements impinge on their owners’ lives (but we wouldn’t have it any other way, really). Cox starts and ends the book with four cats, but – alas – goes down to three for a little while in the middle, with some occasional visitors [...]

  • Heino Colyn

    I loved this just as much as Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man. After reading one of his books, Tom Cox feels like an old friend and The Bear like my spirit animal. I laughed. I nodded knowingly. I had a single tear and hugged my cat. It was nice hanging out with Tom and his cats again, and I can't wait to see them again.

  • Sophie

    Another great book by Tom Cox. Def worth buying even though I've read the last 2 books in this series (well listened to them via the library). I would recommend even if you havent read either of the previous books as any major event that would have occured in these is well integrated in to the prose but there is not too much repetition for those who have read them. It is easy to read, not too small font, lighthearted yet very well written and laugh out loud funny (again). There are also several [...]

  • Anne Nerison

    This was an absolute delight, and a must-read for anyone who lives with little furry cat friends. I found myself chuckling at parts, and nodding along thinking, "Yep, that's [insert cat] to a T," at others. And I admit I may have gotten a little teary, too. Plus, there are pictures! The Bear (the title's "most melancholy cat") is a cat who can see into your soul. He's the wise old philosopher of the bunch, who can give the best hugs. Ralph likes to meow his own name at the top of his lungs ("Raa [...]

  • Lynn Matheson

    This was a lovely book. Tom Cox relates a series of anecdotes about his rural life in Norfolk with his cats including the adorable melancholy one with the saucer eyes, the Bear. Tom's Dad also provides humour. The book is gently funny and often poignant. The writing is accessible. I read it over a couple of days. Not quite Gerald Durrell but entertaining. I feel I have a soul mate in The Bear who is available to follow on Twitter and Facebook as My Sad Cat. I would like to read more.

  • Kamarul Mansur

    Cat persons, somone who own more than two or three cats, can relate to this author's everyday life plus other human friends and family plus other whiskery and other fauna that came across and somehow recorded in this comedy. It's not about the story of a particular cat but all of them here and there and their unique characteristic plus with other non-feline creature mentioned in this book. Although, in the end the author reveal who won his heart. He’s not gonna use “win” anyway because he [...]

  • Kimberlyluisi

    I'm a sucker for cats and memoirs, but even three stars feels generous. Life doesn't always make for good stories, but I guess when you're third book is due you work with what you've got.

  • Elinor Hurst

    I love reading about Tom Cox's cats, as I have read his previous books about them and a number of his magazine articles. He writes very amusingly and charmingly about them, and conjures up pictures of a mostly happy, semi rural existence in Norfolk, England that is also intriguing to read about. The book consists mostly of vignettes rather than a sequential narrative, which makes it the sort of book you can easily dip into and read bits and pieces from at leisure. It also includes a number of bl [...]

  • Rosie

    This is a very pleasant read, if you are looking for something light and funny but still heartfelt. As I am a cat-owner I'm not sure if you have to be one or not to really 'get' the humour, but I do think that if this writer was tackling any other topic with as much familiarity and affection, it would be just as entertaining. It muses on some of the big things, like mortality and family and trust, but it's never heavy-handed. Although, it is autobiographical, all the details of the author's life [...]

  • Kirsti

    Another foray into Tom Cox's wonderful world of cats and nature. Of course I love the Bear, but there is also a host of other cat stories to enjoy, as well as the funny anecdotes about Tom's father. I was extremely glad to find a second hand copy of this book, because I've had it on my to-read list for ages and didn't know how to get a copy without paying full price. Love second hand book shops!I will warn you, there is an animal loss in this book. I know it can turn people off to read sad books [...]

  • Darlene

    I absolutely loved this book I won it after trying for quite some time to win a copy.It was a first reads giveaway. I laughed at the fact that some of the cats were mistakenly named with names meant for the opposite gender such as Jacob the cat who was actually female. I have made that mistake before when I had a boy cat named Sheba the author captures perfectly what its like to live with a moody persnickety feline.I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals but especially cat lovers. the [...]

  • Stef

    The Bear and I have a lot in common. Also, I personify my animals like the author does. For instance, my cat Marley is a know-it-all even though he's hardly ever right, he says hurtful things but means well, he mispronounces words and then argues with you that he is right and you are wrong. He shops at Best Buy because he thinks that's where you get the best deals on electronics, though we've told him repeatedly that he might find better prices on .

  • Gabriella Campbell

    Es posible que este libro no se merezca un cinco. Después de todo, no hay múltiples niveles de sentido ni se trata de manera magistral un fundamento de la existencia humana. El estilo es sencillo y correcto, no hay grandes citas que enmarcar y colgar de la pared.Qué más da. No me había reído tanto desde los buenos tiempos de Terry Pratchett.Aviso: Si no tienes ni has tenido gato nunca, este libro no es para ti.

  • phazleeanna

    Bought this book out of love. Fell in love with @MYSADCAT on Twitter, and instantly became a stalker for a feline called The Bear. I pretty much could relate to this book -- having a black cat is certainly different than owning cats of different hues. Some people say they bring bad luck. Well I say they brought unconditional love and affection to the house. And dead pests, of course.Nonetheless, black cats rock.

  • Louise

    This was a really good entry in the series from Tom Cox. This edition also has the bonus of pictures of the cats throughout- not great quality, but they're all on the @mysadcat twitter in any case. At the beginning of the book, I was genuinely moved by Cox's writing about losing one of his oldest cats, and I enjoyed the way he wrote about his personal life.

  • Mackie Welch

    Really funny and not just about cats, which was surprising. I mean mostly about cats yes, but also about the author's finding his love of nature and all of the inhabitants that come with it. Great book to maybe not read straight through but to have on hand when you need a break. Love his descriptions of feline behavior.

  • Andrea

    This is a quiet but delightful read - a memoir of sorts, in which not much actually happens, but that's okay, it's entertaining anyway. It's like sitting down for a chat with a witty good friend who happens to spend quite a lot of time thinking about his cats. Very pleasant read.

  • Denise

    Opinião: quandoseabreumlivro.p

  • Laura

    You gotta love a guy who loves his cats so much and who writes so well, about them and about other subjects. This is a fun, witty read that is sure to please any cat-lover ("crazy" or not).

  • Becky Bullock

    Now we're getting somewhere! Cox has a unique style all his own that he has truly found his feet with, and it shows. The writing is better in this book than the previous two, less hesitant and more confident. The story itself focuses more on The Bear's peculiar habits and personality, and really delves into his past and current life. This is the book that really brings his character into the sun, and for me truly makes him a cat for all time. A poet, a guru, a soothsayer and a mystic all wrapped [...]

  • Maj

    I leave long pauses between reading the books, so with this one I only just now caught up with the point I started following Tom and his cats on Twitter and reading his blogs.Of course the initial attraction was The Bear and his beautiful deep eyes (see the cover of this book), but I ended up staying for Tom's general (or rather pretty particular) musings on nature.I'm looking forward to reading the next book, (and the one that's in the works!), but it will again be in a couple of months, most l [...]

  • Tamula

    I took my time reading this book and read a little every time I needed a lift after a long day. I love the way the author personified his cats and others who wandered through his life. His conversations with his someone managed to be hilarious while reminding us that most of us have a dad or uncle who manages to be funny without intending to. I look forward to reading some of his other books.

  • Mónica

    Adorei conhecer os 4 gatos, cada um com a sua personalidade. E apesar de O Urso ser o mais falado, o meu favorito é o Ralph com as suas doideiras, em que algumas se assemelham ao meu gato, claro está que quando cheguei ao fim do livro fiquei com vontade de saber mais deles, pois o escritor com as fotos e a sua reportagem felina cativa bem o leitor.

  • Barbara Ungiert

    Delightful perspective on life through the lens of an amiable cat/nature/record-loving writer.

  • Anne Showering

    Wonderful, funny, sad, my very favourite author who writes about cats. and so much beside

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