Book Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Furry by Tom Cox

Posted April 24, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Furry by Tom CoxThe Good, the Bad, and the Furry by Tom Cox
Published by Macmillan on April 14th 2015
Genres: Animals, Cats, Essays & Narratives, General, Humor, Pets, Topic
Pages: 288

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.

Tom Cox writes a lot of cat tales. In “The Good, the Bad, and the Furry,” Tom Cox brings back Bear and his friends. It is so much fun to see how these cats have changed Cox’s life. The way that Cox describes his cats it is like the are their own people. This book is definitely fun and brings its own life to the party. Cox wants people to relate to his cats and care about them. I feel like Cox accomplishes just that.

I think most readers will be pleasantly surprised with how fun this book is to read. I think that it is fun and inspiring. Cox is a fabulous writer and he brings so much creativity to his story. It is hard not to love his little cat family. This book is able to make you laugh and smile along with touching some hard topics. I think it was great.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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