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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Domino has always relied on tooth and claw to keep the barnyard vermin-free for his employers, the Browns. When he's not on patrol, his main concerns are prowling with housecat friends and trying to impress the mysterious, lethal female that lives in the nearby woods. Then a brilliant and charismatic tom moves into the neighborhood, purring strange notions and introducing ...more
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by Kindle Press
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Montzalee Wittmann
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Domino by Kia Heavey is a gem of a story with cats in the center (as they should be, ask any cat!). This story is wonderfully written, yes it is for adults, and well plotted out. All the emotions you would find in a "normal" novel is here also. Get over it. Just because there animals they have feelings too! It is a delightful world of love, loss, battles, and even....deeper meaning. Take that doubters. Great story from Kindle scout. ...more
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an unusual book. Although not written in the first person, it is told entirely from the life view of Domino, a barn cat. Domino has a happy life, patrolling the various areas of the Brown family farm and the edges of the surrounding woodland. He has cat friends throughout the neighborhood, who he visits often, and a dog who lives on the Brown farm with him, but spends his days tethered to the dog house. Domino likes to strut past him, just out of reach. Domino does all the cat things you ...more
John Olsen
This story is many things, some of which you won't suspect until the very end. It's a heart-rending story of love, loss, faith, devotion, and betrayal. It's a tale of social decay and corruption. It portrays virtue and salvation. It's also a description of the evils of moral relativity. Among all that, it's an entertaining and heart-touching story.

It might offend some who get caught up on the social issues. That's a good thing. We need to be challenged at times. If that's you, stick with it to t
Carol Kean
Jan 24, 2016 marked it as to-read
“He wanted to be a cat, and he didn't want to have to delve into why he was a cat and whether he should be a cat and if it was all right for him to be a cat. He just wanted to be.” That's Domino, the John Wayne of cats, guarding his territory - and his integrity, and the character of all cats, against the assault of a pompous intellectual and idealist, a new cat in town, named Socrates.

Kia Heavey’s “Domino” is a farm cat with a simple mission: protect his territory from intruders, and keep rats
Mike Billington
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There have been some great novels written about animals in the past.
"Watership Down" and "Animal Farm" are two of them that come quickly to mind.
"Domino" is, I think, able to stand in their company. This is a book that has all the elements of a classic: High adventure, well-drawn characters, a strong narrative, romance, and tragedy as well as a discussion of some serious (and currently relevant) social issues are woven into a novel about a barn cat's life in turbulent times. Domino, who got his
Kyle Andrews
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read Kia Heavey's other books, I was already a fan of her work by the time her Kindle Scout campaign was launched. Voting for Domino was a safe bet to make, and I'm glad that I did.

Domino tells the tale of a cat's struggle to hold onto its territory and it's purpose in the world, as those around him insist that he must change his nature and embrace the more enlightened way of doing things. This new philosophy is brought to Domino's neighborhood by a city cat named Socrates, who allies him
Jeff Miller
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable novel that has a political foundation like Animal Farm, but is more character oriented. I especially liked the character of Domino as he comes to grips with an outside agitator who is preaching equality of animals and upending the natural order. While there is the obvious political foundation to the story, this is not a preachy novel. You can enjoy the story on its own.
Phyllis Dicks
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great story

I don't generally read this type of book, but my curiosity got the better of me, and I'm glad it did. The plot is engaging, the characters well developed. 'Domino' is an entertaining and poignant fantasy, containing just the right nugget of reality that makes the afternoon of reading time well spent.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-scout
My first thought when reading this was that it was a story for children, one that would tell them funny adventures about cats. It does have a bit of that, but it also has more depth, getting into the nature of animals (and possibly humans, as well). Whose way of life is right and whose is wrong? Do we have the right to change how others live? Is there a way for everyone to live in harmony when differences are in conflict with those of others? A couple of quotes from the book give a feel for what ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is animal farm for the modern era.

It's a story from the perspective of a cat, and that perspective is quite engrained in it. They do cat things, but talk to each other in human terms, run their territory and the like.The first couple chapters seem really trite in that regard, but it starts to unfold a bit later and you won't expect it. It's very subversive in that way and I applaud the author on that front.

I don't want to spoil how it goes because once the message unlocks, it takes a
Pat Cummings
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Pat Cummings by: Kindle Scout
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In a rare instance of my father reading to us when I was a child, we heard the story of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Unlike my mother's choices of standard children's books like Ferdinand and Madeleine, the rich characterizations of the animals at Manor Farm made an engrossing tale for us youngsters—even though we missed the deeper meanings of the novel's conflict.

I suspect many will read the delightful story of Domino, a black-and-white working-class tomcat defending his territory from inva
Kevin DuJan
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed
This is one of the most thought provoking books I've read in a long time, which is amusing because it's about cats and rats and other animals. If Animal Farm was a warning about the dangers and unintended consequences of communism and its accompanying loss of liberty, then Domino is a warning tale for our own age, when Western civilization appears to be committing suicidal altruism (what I call this strange, destructive impulse the West has at the moment whereby Western countries have all seemin ...more
Marina Fontaine
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Domino is a story of anthropomorphic cats. Not cute cats from cartoons, who walk on hind legs and wear funny knit cat clothes. These are real animals, possessed of predator teeth and sharp claws, with instincts to match. We get to see through their eyes, hear the sounds only they can hear, experience the thrill of the hunt and the pleasure of rest in a cosy hideout. The author is clearly a cat lover who has spent time observing the animals.

And yet, at its essence, this is a profoundly human tale
Toni L.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow What a great book. If you like cats cats, you will
like this book. It also has humans,dogs and rats. The
ending really was good.
'Domino' is a highly imaginative and surprisingly poignant look into the life of a barn cat. Domino's life is going quite well. He has a peaceful territory to keep watch over, the dog is on a leash, he can prowl with buddies at night when he wants, and his people feed him well to boot. Oh, and there's this cute little black cat in the neighboring woods! But the good life takes a turn for the worse when a spoiled city cat with delusions of grandeur brings 'transcendent thought' to the neighborhoo ...more
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece. This is a book that very well may be mentioned in the same breath as Watership Down and Animal Farm. For the simple middle school student it will be easy, enjoyable reading. For an adult, parallels are easy to draw as one looks out across our political spectrum. Lessons are repeatedly hammered home about the dangers of socialism and communism. Once this book catches fir ...more
Sharon Rhoads
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Follow a cat as he sees his world changed by a new cat to the neighborhood and a new love. Not your usual sappy sweet cat story, but realistic and believable. On the surface, just a story about a cat. Look deeper and see a commentary on our world and how one man can change it for better or for worse.
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shannon  Stubbs
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very exciting

This story was full of emotions. Horror, suspense, love, sadness, and happiness. It had everything. I liked the tension between the rats and Domino the cat. It definitely was a page turner.
Donna Riley-lein
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it

Yes, the talking kitty genre, it is well done. Mostly does not shy from the realities of outdoor cat life.
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Kia Heavey was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in German Literature and went to work as a creative professional in advertising. Her hobbies include fishing, music, reading, hiking, and most of all, being with her family. Her husband is Chief of Police in their hometown. They have two children and a cat.

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