I Was The Cat – REVIEWI Was The Cat by Paul Tobin
(Website, Goodreads)Published by Oni Press on 6th August 2014
Genres: Crime, Thriller and Mystery, Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 144
Source: Advanced Reviewer's Copy
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Allison Breaking is a talented journalist with her own blog and a lot of bills to pay. So when she receives an offer from a mysterious stranger named Burma to write his memoirs, it's an offer she can't refuse, not even with all the red flags popping up. But Burma is quite literally unlike any man Allison's ever known - because he's a cat! And this cat has stories to tell about how he (over the course of a few lifetimes) has shaped the world - and another, darker story that Allison must risk all to uncover... a story of what this particular cat has been doing with the LAST of his nine lives.
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I Was The Cat – REVIEW

 

Allison Breaking, American blogging goddess calls her blog, ‘Breaking News’, (Guffaw, guffaw, guffaw); regardless she is still in demand. Mysterious new client Burma, offers her $45000 to write his memoirs and knowing nothing about him whatsoever, apart from the fact his appearance might cause alarm, she flies half way across the world to London.

Burma it turns out, is not only the worlds only talking cat, but he is also gifted with reincarnation. He spends the book telling Allison and her pointless friend Reggie the juicy details, ruling a cat and butler mafia from his lair, and tucking into a tuna fish sandwich.

This cat is paradoxically nice and nasty, a complete megalomaniac, not unlike the purr box staring at you from that comfy chair opposite right now. Over the centuries Burma has both apparently attempted and failed miserably to take over the world. He has used his wiles to meet and manipulate various famous and powerful people throughout history, Elizabeth I, Napoleon, erm Audrey Hepburn, but to no avail, he is on his 9th and last life, it is time to come clean. Can Burma be trusted? Has he given up his dream of ruling the world?

I think a few important elements of the story were missing, like an ending for instance, a couple of realistic personalities for the main humans involved and a solid story.

The graphics, well, I cannot draw a straight line myself, so therefore anyone who can draw a recognizable face gets a wow from me.

 

ARC received from the publisher for an honest review.

Urthwild

three-stars

Rating Report
Plot
3 Stars
Characters
2 Stars
Pace
3 Stars
Cover
3 Stars
Ending
3 Stars
Overall: 2.8 / 5
Summary
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Urthwild
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Reviewed Item
I Was The Cat - GRAPHIC NOVEL
Author Rating
2

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