Cat in a Kiwi Con

by Douglas, Carole Nelson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0812584252 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Otakuu of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 5/17/2008
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Otakuu from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, May 17, 2008
By any definition, this is a special book.

It was given to me by the staff at Robert Jordan's office during our Charleston stopover. I noticed the word 'Kiwi' on the cover and was commenting on it so they gave it to me.

This is also, if I have counted correctly, my 500th book registered. I am sure that I will register many more but I doubt that any will evoke memories more special than this one does.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, January 15, 2009
Borrowed from Otakuu.

That day in Charleston when we visited Robert Jordan's house was amazing (even if I was suffering from a bit of a bug (though the bug did mean that I can say I've pooed in Robert Jordan's toilet - how's that for six degrees of separation??? ;-) )). And just seeing this book brings back fantastic memories.

Of course, with cat in the title, I couldn't have resisted it anyway :-)

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(If only it wasn't such a special book, I'd be wanting to release it at the 2009 convention - wouldn't that be a perfect themed release? But don't worry, it'll get back to you safe and sound.)

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 26, 2009
With such an illustrious history, it's a pity I didn't really enjoy the book.

The cat as narrator thing wasn't as cutesy and annoying as I expected (it doesn't at least descend to the level of Rita Mae Brown's books), but I still prefer the Cat Who... cats, where it's left nicely ambiguous whether their mystery-solving assistance is deliberate or just an accident of catly behaviour.

My real problem with the book was that I just couldn't get into the characters or the story. A lot of this is because this is obviously somewhere in the middle of a series, so much of the action was in relation to a longer story-arc and didn't make sense in isolation, but I didn't get any real sense of the characters as individuals - I had to keep stopping to remind myself which one the action was centring around now, because they wouldn't differentiate themselves for me.

I reckon DOC would have a lot to say about the treatment of the poor kiwi, too!!!

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, January 01, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/1/2010 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Returned (finally!) to Otakuu.

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Journal Entry 5 by Otakuu from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, January 02, 2010
My book returned

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