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Milk Treading

2.77 of 5 stars 2.77  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Life isn't easy for Julius Kyle, a jaded crime hack with the Post. When he wakes up on a sand barge with his head full of grit he knows things have to change. He doesn't guess how fast they'll change until his best friend Mick jumps to his death off a 50-foot bridge outside the Post's window. Worst of all, Julius is a cat. That means keeping himself scrupulously clean, def
Paperback, 246 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Luath Press Limited (first published 2002)
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I really wanted to like this one, honest. A cat centered political thriller? Sounds great!

I think that even though I knew the main character was a cat, what bothered me was the anthropomorphization of the animals. I would have minded less if they had been thinking, speaking cats in our world, than to have them in a distinct world, without man, where they've recreated so many of the messes we have. I would have thought cats would have more sense. But that's just me...

Anyhow, I do look forward to
Peter Chandler
A political thriller set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphised cats? A feline noir so to speak. How could I resist?! The burning question though is can such a curious conception actually come together and work as an actual story? The answer, it would seem is, err, no, not really, but it's hard not to admire the originality and the obvious degree of imaginative effort that has gone into conceptualising this complete world of cats.

Perhaps though it is just this excess of imagination t
Good but really weird. Like some kind of grainy, gritty, b&w noir detective film, but with cats.
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