Making the Cat Laugh

by Lynne Truss | Humor |
ISBN: 1861977549 Global Overview for this book
Registered by drutt of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/7/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by drutt from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, March 07, 2005
Amazon.co.uk Review
Making the Cat Laugh collects the various humorous columns that demonstrated just how witty Lynn Truss always was even before she decided to concentrate her formidable intelligence and sharpness on punctuation. Fans of Eats, Shoots & Leaves will recognise the flights of comic invention and exaggeration: what might otherwise be quite conventional pieces about living alone in your 30s with a cat become vivid and original. The self-mockery never becomes self-indulgently masochistic even when she realises, for example, that a friend who had told her to see Batman Returns and remarked that Truss reminds her of Catwoman, is thinking of the batty spinster, not the reborn super-villainous sex-bomb.

There is a visual precision to the jokes here as well as a verbal one--casual remarks about Quentin Tarantino when he was still comparatively obscure have remained accurate and current. This is a collection that passes the standard, but still useful, test for collections of comic journalism: even read in bulk (for example on public transport) it's still funny enough to make you laugh out loud.

Journal Entry 2 by BookAid on Wednesday, March 09, 2005
This book kindly donated by drutt for a secret project.

Journal Entry 3 by drutt at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 18, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (4/18/2005 UTC) at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by Civil from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, September 16, 2005
I caught this book in a flat in glasgow where it had been left by a friend of mine's visitor.
I read as much as I could muster but must admit I found the story pretty tedious. For light minded entertainment I'm sure it must suffice however the only vibe I could get from it was a pathetic insecure and neurotic woman fretting over all the stereotypes she's expected to worry about.
Femenists be warned, I'm far from one and I still could manage to finish making the cat laugh.

I however love the idea behind this project and have thuse released the book into the wild somewhere in Toronto.
Thanks for letting me get involved.

CAUGHT IN GLASGOW RENFREWSHIRE UNITED KINGDOM

Journal Entry 5 by CapriceMedico from London, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
How delightful, my first encounter with book crossing, a great book, and a wonderful author! I'm passing it on to a friend and then it will be sent to LA Airport at christmas

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