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The Unscratchables by Cornelius Kane
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Jul 24, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery

This was a surprisingly good book. The author, Australian Cornelius Kane, has an impressive understanding of the noir genre. He has the ability to write a noir story with cats and dogs as the main characters, and write it as well as Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler.

The Unscratchables is the story of a dog (a former POW and veteran of the Siamese war) who has to team up with a Siamese cat in order to capture a feral cat on a murderous rampage in the Kennels of Kathattan island. I don't want to give away the ending, so I won't say more than that. If you enjoy a good story filled with plot twists, you'll like The Unscratchables. If you like your books a little deeper, then you'll really enjoy the ongoing political, social and media commentary Mr. Kane weaves into the book.

I read it in less than twelve hours. It's that good.
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