Unadulterated Cat

by Terry Pratchett | Humor |
ISBN: 0752853694 Global Overview for this book
Registered by deadendmind of Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on 1/12/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, January 12, 2008
"Cats have a way of always having been there even if they've only just arrived. They move in their own personal time. They act as if the human world is one they just happened to stop off in, on their way to somewhere that is possibly a whole lot more interesting."

Highly enjoyable, contains many truths about cats and their owners, all written with the irresistible wit and humor of Terry Pratchett.

To be offered as a bookring!

Journal Entry 2 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Sunday, January 20, 2008
It's a rather short book so I would expect it will not take you very long to read it. Please do not keep it more than a couple of weeks, a month tops. If you are pressed for time I can always put you further down on the list.

The list:

juli2007 - Australia
briz-cowgirl - Australia
KaiJinsbigsis - USA skipped - could not be reached
VividReader - USA
Shausha - USA

flambard - UK
hippolein - Finland
TonyAlmeida - Portugal

alienagr - Thessaloniki
efou - Thessaloniki
lox3 - Thessaloniki
mafaldaq - Thessaloniki
le-petit-prince - Thessaloniki
ksotikouli - Thessaloniki

moukelis - Bolos
Stoxasths - Larissa

redrighthand - Athens
tolkef - Athens
maria-gr - Athens
blackdahlia14 - Athens
okyrhoe - Athens
pengman - Athens
tzoutzou - Athens

Journal Entry 3 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Received book today, will start reading this afternoon, stay tuned!!

This is a lovely little book to read, I managed to finish it in one sitting smiling as I did. If you own a cat or cats you can relate to the humour, though I now believe I don't own any "real" cats, lol....

Will be posting on tomorrow, Enjoy and Happy Bookcrossing!!


Journal Entry 4 by briz-cowgirl from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, February 05, 2008
This is a delightful little book, 157 pages but oh-so-easy to read, you will knock it over in no time at all. It looks at the world of our feline friends, from the point of view of the cat. The observations and behaviours that Pratchett mentions are so spot on, and the illustrations from Gray Jolliffe are simple but gorgeous. I especially loved the section "Games cats play"! Cat owners will really love this.

Thanks deadendmind for this bookring!
Posting off to Shausha shortly...

UPDATED 08/02/08: Book is now heading to KaiJinsbigsis instead, awaiting mailing details.

UPDATED 22/02/08: Heading to VividReader now instead, posted today!

Journal Entry 5 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, February 29, 2008
Received it today! Will start reading it right away. Thanks briz-cowgirl and deadendmind!

Journal Entry 6 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, February 29, 2008
What a great book, I laughed the whole way through. Every cat lover should read this book!

Will send on as soon as I have the next person's address.

Journal Entry 7 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sent to Shausha via Media Mail yesterday!

Journal Entry 8 by Shausha from Kersey, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, March 08, 2008
received this book. Looks great I have 3 cats. They are Midnight-all black, Princess-her granddaughter-calico and Julie- an adopted cat from the local cat shelter-orange tabby. Cats make life worthwhile. Meow, Meow.

Journal Entry 9 by Shausha from Kersey, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 28, 2008
Sorry so late in this book, please accept apologies, it was very good. Will Pm next person

Journal Entry 10 by Shausha from Kersey, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 13, 2008
book on way to next in line in book ray. very intersting, I LOVE CATS!!! Have 3 of my own, Midnight, Princess and Julie. Cats Rule, dogs drool!!!!

Journal Entry 11 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, May 17, 2008
It has arrived in the UK! Many thanks deadendmind and shausha!

Journal Entry 12 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, May 24, 2008
As a purist, I feel that the Campaign for Real Cats is too wide ranging. It needs a narrower focus, and I suggest the NRF - Nocturnal Rambling Feline. Certainly Real cats have faces and bodies that look as if they have been hit repeatedly with a volume of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Songs What I Copied From Other People" (complete edition with appendices), but in addition they are those cats who disappear at 11pm and turn up for food sometime the next day with a satisfied look on their face (plus possibly the fur of another cat/dog/fox between their claws). A fun read!

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To hippolein in Helsinki

Journal Entry 14 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, May 29, 2008
This book arrived in Helsinki today, good someone was home to help the postoffice deliver all the ringbooks again :-)

Thanks a lot deadendmind for making a bookring out of this, and of course thank you flambard for sending it to Finland.

Will be nice to read some funny book for a change, after all the others that we have here now...

Journal Entry 15 by wingnecoconecowing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Our cats are just like it says in the book!
It's funny, but too short! =(

Journal Entry 16 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, June 07, 2008
Wonderful funny, hilarious, absolutely best picture of our 3 cats at home I ever came across :-)

Fast read, could have been a bit more elaborated, but at least didn't get boring in the running. If someone doesn't get a book we promised, just think about it we have 3 Real Cats at home!

Next off to my wife, and then it will go on a trip of its own :)

Journal Entry 17 by Teddyke from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, June 08, 2008
A good laugh and reminder of our cats at home ;-)

Journal Entry 18 by winghippoleinwing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 08, 2008

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The cat goes on a small trip, all the way to Portugal.
Have fun reading it!

Journal Entry 19 by TonyAlmeida from Vagos, Aveiro Portugal on Thursday, June 12, 2008


It just arrived!

I'm actually with a quite heavy TBR but I promise to go through this book asap!

Thank you deadendmind for sharing this book!

Thank you hippolein for sending it and specially for the "extra" :-D

Journal Entry 20 by TonyAlmeida from Vagos, Aveiro Portugal on Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hum! I admit that I enjoy very much Terry Pratchett's Discworld books as well as "Good Omens" but this "Unadulterated Cat" is somewhat a minor work.

As some of you already said, I also have a cat and it is somewhat funny to see some "truths" here and there in the text.

Honestly, I was expecting a funnier book. Ok, it's a short book, it has some funny excerpts (I enjoy very much the beginning of the book as weel as "the Schrödinger Cats", "the Cat in History" and "Hygiene" chapters) but that's it. It's just a book for the moment.

deadendmind, thank you very much for the opportunity of reading this book.

I'm expecting for alienagr's reply. As soon as I get an answer I'll post the book down to Greece.

Journal Entry 21 by TonyAlmeida at on Monday, July 28, 2008

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Here it goes all the way dwon to Greece!!! :-D

I hope you enjoy the book!


Journal Entry 22 by Alienagr from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Friday, August 08, 2008
Just received it! I'll start reading it immediately! Thank you TonyAlmeida and deadendmind!!

Journal Entry 23 by ZlatkoGR from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Friday, September 12, 2008
Got it! Thanx Alienagr and deadendmind! I'll read it soon!

Journal Entry 24 by efou from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Friday, September 12, 2008
oooops!! it was me that received the ring but accidentally journaled it as zlatko! sorry!!

Journal Entry 25 by efou from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Friday, October 03, 2008
The book was really funny and soooo true! Thanx again, I'll give it to lox asap.

Journal Entry 26 by efou at Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Friday, October 03, 2008

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Journal Entry 27 by lox3 on Friday, October 10, 2008
I just got the book , and I'm very excited! I'll be back soon with details...
thank you deadendmind

Journal Entry 28 by lox3 on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I have enjoyed it all the way through , it's delightful, funny, and - I would dare say- totally true. I'm sorry I kept it for so long, I'll give it to "mafaldaq" tomorrow. Thank you deadendmind!

Journal Entry 29 by mafaldaQ from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Saturday, January 10, 2009
I just got the book and it is my first ring for 2009! I will read it asap!

Journal Entry 30 by mafaldaQ from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Saturday, January 31, 2009
Well that’s how real cats are! The book was truly short but I think that it was as much as I could handle! Funny indeed, smart and honest. I especially enjoyed the illustrations from Gray Jolliffe.

Thank you deadendmind for sharing, lox3 for sending it to me, efou for bringing it. I have already contact le-petit-prince and I am waiting for an address at Crete. It is packed so as soon as I am pmed with all the necessary information, it will be sent!

Journal Entry 31 by le-petit-prince on Friday, February 06, 2009
I just got the book!!! Thanks :)

Journal Entry 32 by le-petit-prince on Friday, March 20, 2009
I'm sorry for the delay, but the book found me in the middle of my final exams.
As soon as they were over I took my dog for a walk near the sea and taught him how real cat are (he's actually a cat person so he didn't feel offended by the book). It was very funny and very smart! Thank you deadendmind and again sorry for keeping it that long.
I 've already contacted ksotikouli and I'm expecting for her reply. The moment I get an answer I'll post it!

Journal Entry 33 by ksotiko from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Thursday, July 30, 2009
i almost finish reading the book. it was great. I will be sending it to the next reader some time within next week. sorry for the delay.
o by the way i am ksotikouli.. for some reason i can not access my account :(

Journal Entry 34 by moukelis from Volos - Βόλος, Magnisia Greece on Friday, August 07, 2009
I have just received the book and I can't wait to start reading it!Thanks deadendmind!

Journal Entry 35 by redrighthand on Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ι ve just received it!!

Journal Entry 36 by redrighthand on Friday, October 16, 2009
I just finished it, sorry i was so late...Well, being a cat person myself, i particularly enjoyed this book and i especially liked the fact that, according to Pratchett's instructions, i once had a real cat that had most of the menthioned characteristics. So i definately liked this well written and easy to ne read book, that is so different from what i ve usually read from Pratchett. I ll give it to Tolkef as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 37 by redrighthand on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Το βιβλιο μου επιστραφηκε απο την Tolkef που λεει οτι δεν μπορει να το διαβασει λογω φορτου σπουδων και ζητα συγνωμη που το κρατησε τοσο καιρο. Στελνω παραυτα pm στον επομενο.

Journal Entry 38 by maria-gr from Camden, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I've just returned from the post office with the book. It's nearly exams season for me, but since the book is quite short I don't think I'll have a problem with the deadline.

Journal Entry 39 by maria-gr from Camden, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, January 14, 2010
So I couldn't put the book away without having a look first, one thing led to another and I ended up reading the whole thing in a few hours.

It's a lovely and quite funny book to read. Funny not in a laughing, but in a smiling and grinning way. Even though I'm a flying McNuggets owner, I have been occasionally adopted by farm cats and could therefore agree with some of the truths pointed out by Pratchett.

Deadendmind thanks for organising this bookring! :) I'm off to contact the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 40 by maria-gr at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, January 29, 2010

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I couldn't reach blackdahlia14 so today I mailed the book to okyrhoe.

Journal Entry 41 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, February 08, 2010
Got it! As if I don't have enough kitties at home! (5 'mine' and 2 occasional 'visitors')

Journal Entry 42 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This funny little book has been a welcome respite from the string of somber hefty tome's I've had to read recently (Gutierrez's Tropical Animal, Tsiolkas' The Slap, & Walker's Monstrous), so I did enjoy reading it. I was smiling to myself at many instances.

But...I feel that overall the book is not as good as it could be. There are two places in particular where Pratchett's writing comes off as unpolished.
"The Locked Gerbil Mystery" could very well be just a draft version, with shorthand/clipped sentences that make the segment read like it's almost a telegram.
And "The cats we missed" is another weak (ie, not so funny) segment which shouldn't have been placed at the strategic end of the book. The endearing ironic tone that was constant throughout now fades away and there's no memorable closure.

The Schrodinger cats section is certainly the best bit!

Thanks deadendmind for including me in the ring, the book will be passed on to pengman at the monthly meetup this coming Sunday.

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Edit 13/3/2010-- Sent by registered post to pengman RE696363028GR

Journal Entry 43 by pengman from Hamburg - City, Hamburg Germany on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Came to my hands yesterday via mail.
Will be read soon!

Journal Entry 44 by pengman from Hamburg - City, Hamburg Germany on Friday, March 26, 2010
Ha ha, that was fun!

Pratchett has a mysterious, ironic sense of humour. He takes fact about cats and tries to make them more funny using exageration and satire.

I am not used to reading literature in English, so I missed some of the points and the fun too. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it a lot.

Btw, 20% of the book was read in a bed-before-sleep session and the rest of it the next evening (-:



Thank you deadendmind!

To book will head for the next reader, tzoutzou, that is!

Journal Entry 45 by olrandir at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, December 25, 2010
Pratchett is always intelligent and a fascinating read, even if this wasn't up to his usual standards. Certain concepts (like the Schrodinger cats a.o.) were genius, and it was very entertaining to read descriptions of easily identifiable cat behaviour.

Will return it to the original bookring starter now that I've finished it!

Journal Entry 46 by StrangeEmily at Trikala, Trikala Greece on Friday, July 05, 2013
It was fun reading this on the beach and in the hotel at Skyros during the 8th Greek Bookcrossing Convention, missing my cat!

I learned in this book, among the funny facts, that tortoises don't fear cats! And I was hesitating to adopt one little tortoise last spring.
Thank you so much deadendmind!

I'll send it to the next one, tzoutzou is that?

Journal Entry 47 by wingfeltrewing at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Saturday, April 23, 2016
I kind soul gave it to me.

Journal Entry 48 by wingfeltrewing at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Friday, May 06, 2016
Funny read for cat lovers.

Journal Entry 49 by wingfeltrewing at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, January 28, 2017

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