Monday, November 6, 2017

Cats Are Aliens: Post #2, The Cat Who Saw Stars

Book Review:

The Cat Who Saw Stars
by Lilian Jackson Braun
Published February, 1998
(227p) ISBN 978-0-399-14431-8

Book 21 of 29 total
"The Cat Who..." books total 29, beginning with the 1966 publication of "The Cat Who Could Read Backwards", and concluded in 2007 with "The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers".  James Qwilleran, once a down-on-his-luck journalist turned wealthy philanthropist, decides to take a summer vacation with his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum.  The Mooseville locals talk incessantly about The Visitors, and report seeing strange lights and green blobs at night, but Qwill is skeptical. 

The story takes our hero out to explore:
-Sand Dunes
-Petroglyphs
-Wool shearing, carding, and knitting
-Mark Twain's travels
-Commercial Fishing
-Barn Theater
-Local Parades
-The Study of Crows
-Restaurant Management
and of course...murder!

And after all of that, Qwill 'witnesses' his own cats sliding down a light-beam from a silver craft over the beach, one starry night!

Proof that I am NOT THE ONLY ONE who knows that there is a strong space-cat connection! 

Lilian Jackson Braun was employed at both The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press, local newspapers here in Metro Detroit, Michigan.  Much of the fictional locations named in "The Cat Who..." books resemble parts of Michigan, Illinois, Ontario, Canada, and the MidWest in general.  But you don't have to know any of that; just read and adventure with Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum!






11 comments:

  1. Oh I will try to find that one to read. I remember everyone well.

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  2. The mom has read this whole series...but she doesn't think she's read this one yet. She'll definitely look for it.

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  3. Mom has read all these... she vastly prefers the ones while he was still in the big city, and right after he moved to Pickax.

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  4. This is one of the series I want to read! This one sounds mysterious and fun :-)

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  5. I am gonna check that out! Sounds like a good read!

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  6. This and the Sneaky Pie books are the mysteries that got me started on cat cozies! Such fun memories :)

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  7. I have read a few of these, someday I would like to read them all.

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  8. That sound interesting. Aliens are real, I've seen them!

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  9. William pondered cats on other planets eons ago! We know *we* believe it!

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  10. I haven't read this author. I did read something about there being different series, and the older ones being better than the newer. I'll have to see if our library has them.

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  11. I've read numbers 1 through 25 so far...!

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