How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
How to Tell If Your...more
Readers of Matthew Inman’s website The Oatmeal should have a pretty good idea what to expect here. There are lots of very funny comics related to cat behavior well as a chapter filled with The Bobcats, two necktie wearing felines who make the office hell for their coworker...more
Which isn't to say that it's bad - there's still stuff on the level of a mild chuckle here, but very little that made me grin a silly grin or laugh...more
I tore open the Amazon package, sat on the bed, tore out the pull-out poster and started reading it out loud, to myself, out loud, out louder, to myself, out really loud. I laughed so hard :') I can imagine this being a perfect birthday, Christmas or whatever gift for someone.
First off, I lovelovelovelove the illustration :) Already on page...more
Just remember cats, I’m the one who feeds you, who buys the food, and who opens the cans. Until you develop thumbs, I think the cans are going to be a bit of a problem.
If you have ever owned or currently own a furball of death, this book will crack you up. Totally. Except maybe the sections about the Bobcats which goes on for bit too long. However, there are handy dandy charts for und...more
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You was the funniest book I have ever read. With every page I busted a gut. I especially liked BRINGING YOU DEAD ANIMALS: This isn't a gift. It's a warning. HA! Anyways, I recommend this book to everyone, so long as they don't mind a bit of a potty-mouth. Everything about this book was brilliantly humorous—everything from the Bobcats comic...more
Yep, I really did buy this book (on iBooks ) and parts of it are so true.
My Maggie the Cat loves to have staring contests particularly when she wants something I am eating. She will absolutely drive you crazy if she wants a massage, it's time for her snackie or if it is time for her nap and you happen to be sitting in her sleeping chair. She loves to do the walking dance on your lap while you are trying to read or watch TV, and she often runs through the house like a holy terror for...more
But when the text and the graphics are inseparable, created together to form a...more
I've been a long-time devotee of The Oatmeal. I think one of my ex-boyfriends introduced me to his comics. I love his drawing style, and his wacky sense of humor. Plus, I think it's really cool that he used his internet sway to help purchase the old Tesla property for a Tesla museum!
Yesterday, I finally got my copy of How to Tell that I'd put on hold months and months and monthsago. I was so excited! You can bet I opened that sucker ri...more
Having three wonderful cats that, on occasion, seem to be plotting to kill us, I found this book to be both hilarious and accurate. It mind seem scant at...more
I generally enjoy the Oatmeal, when someone posts something new on Facebook and I follow the link I inevitably end up link-hopping through his various comics far longer than I'd planned. Which is why I'm generously giving this book a second star.
It wasn't good. The vast majority of the content was recycled from the site, I've read it before and so it lacked the comedic punch. The rest simply wasn't funny. Not only didn't I laugh, I felt no need to smile, and I read the book ri...more
Very little of the book is original, as most can be found for free at Inman's awesome website. The enormous pictures spread the comics out over so many pages that it pads what looks like a decently long novelty book to a ridiculous level. How ridiculous? I read it in a single trip to the bathroom. I honestly hoped for a larger chunk of time to be taken up with Oatmealy goodness.
In addition to not getting nearly t...more
Author Inman's secret recipe:
All Natural, No-Meth, Endorphin Releaser (see disclaimer)
This CATalicious dessert, made from an exotic bl...more
Matthew Inman’s latest book has it all — cats, office intrigue, more cats. As you would expect from The Oatmeal, the book is funny, smart, low-brow and definitely Internet-friendly.
The Oatmeal has discovered humor formulas that work online, and he should be applauded for the same reasons stand-up comics and movie directors should be when they have mastered a medium. Because The Oatmeal’s no...more
Bilingual review: ENG / RO
I picked up “How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You” out of sheer curiosity… and I’m glad I did. I can’t remember when I laughed so much just by reading a book, not to mention a graphic novel!
The book presents a series of themes revolving around cats, one of which giving its title. The majority of them made me burst out laughing and I even shed a few tears. “Cat vs. Internet” particularly amused me as it reminded me of the times...more
The Plot: Once again, The Oatmeal has combined a bunch of its online freebie comics with a bunch of new content. The twist? All of these comics are on my favourite furry friend - kitties. In the twisted, hilarious world of The Oatmeal, kitties are basically nonsensical masterminds. With handy 'guides' on what your cat is really thinking, the complete Bobcat seri...more
...turn off the TV and give them some Roald Dahl to read.
So, this book is not only useful, because it offers some great ideas to know if your cat is plotting to kill you, is also too damn funny. There are several explan...more
The collection is split up...more
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect but it certainly wasn't what I got. I thought I would be in for a comic that would have laughing hysterically given what so many people were saying about the book on Goodreads and Amazon.
Too bad for me it wasn't as funny as I had hoped at all. The Comics were cute but weren't anything...more
IS YOUR CAT TRYING TO KILL YOU?!?! Have you ever thought why your cat acts weird? Maybe it's because it thinks its a mountain lion! This book tells us all about how cats act in a normal world and in a complete different one where cats rule! Your cat might look like its bringing you a gift, a dead animal, but no a dead animal isn't a gift... It's a sign... Of near death... You might think they are playing harmlessly but they are plotting to kill humans, they are plotting to kill you...
I chose to...more
Matthew Inman is the creator of The Oatmeal, a wonderful website with web comics/blog updates. In this book, he collects a number of his most popular comics about the joys and challenges of cat ownership, which re...more
After slogging through some fairly heavy material with the last book I read, it’s always a treat to read something light and amusing. As a cat person, this book was the perfect choice. Not many humorous books have me laughing out loud, but this one did. If you own cats you’ll get the humor. If you don’t, it’ll only confirm your belief that cats and owners have a really weird relationship.
Author Matthew Inman truly knows his topic and his drawings are as funny as the text. There are so many great...more
And like most fans of The Oatmeal, I had seen all of these stories before they were in book form.
There was some new content, but I was sad that he and/or his publisher decided to recycle his work just to put out a paper version.
I understand that webwriters/comics want to get their name and work out there as much as possible to get more traffic to their sites, but they have to know that their first buyers are their already dedica...more
It has inspired me to let my cats ravage the birds and the bunnies and squirrels because I now understand their need for... MURDER!!
I also understand their need to take over the world. For we are just Giant Hairless Gorillapig Slaves to them. And personally, I'm ok with that. I embrace the kitty overlord with such passion that I'm willing to cripple moths and bring them inside just to make them easier to catch.
*Note: I seriously do that...more
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