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The Mythology of Cats: Feline Legend and Lore Through the Ages

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The authors of The Mythology of Dogs, Gerald and Loretta Hausman, have been researching and writing about cat mythology for decades. In this cat-ivating collection of over fifty tales, they celebrate the spiritual and mythological magic of our feline friends.Meet...
-- The cat who consoled Jack Kerouac -- The cat who named the country of Scotland -- The cat who worked as a
Published August 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Press
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Ryan Zimmerman Carstairs
Oh boy, I get to be snarky.

The authors apparently tried to be somewhere between a scholarly work and a collection of stories about cats – and in doing so failed at both miserably! They interrupt the stories with insertions of their observations and insight, killing the flow of the stories with some really pointless commentary.

They divide the book into chapters, each based around an archetype story-type (Cat as deity, trickster, guardian, lucky) which is a pretty good concept. My problem with it
It had it's interesting points and I did make it to the end but I found it to be quite choppy and all over the place which made it hard to follow at times. I don't think I'd recommend it really there are better books on the subject out there.
So I liked this book, but it didn't feed my need for information as much as I hoped it would. It certainly gave me a hunger to read the books it quotes and references but I didn't get as much substance as I would have hoped from it.

Thanks why it's 3 stars, it was good for what it was, but it felt like a book report essay for most of it and left me hungry for other books instead of full of knowledge as I like to be after reading this type of book.

The illustrations are cute, and I think this is
William Dickerson
This is an interesting collection of stories, history, and myths about cats throughout history. Check it out if you are into cats.
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