Jim: The Nine Lives of a Dysfunctional Cat

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They say every cat has nine lives, and Jim the dysfunctional cat is no exception. Steven Appleby's new book tells the story of one very challenged cat and of the trials and tribulations of living with him. Based on many years spent observing and despairing at the real Jim, the book concentrates on each of Jim's lives in nine gruesome chapters. It also explores the unfathomable nature of cats in general and the trauma of sharing your life with them. Cat lovers will be charmed. Cat haters will have all their suspicions confirmed. WARNING! Jim is not a cat for the squeamish or those of a weak constitution.

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Steven Appleby is one of this country's leading cartoonists. His work currently appears regularly in the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph, Junior and the Oldie. His fifteenth book, Mr Concerned's Book of Home Therapy, has recently been published by Bloomsbury.

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British cartoonist Appleby turns his attention to his cat Jim in this slightly disappointing addition to his well-regarded comic oeuvre (Encyclopedia of Personal Problems, The Truth About Love, etc.). Though the drawings themselves are charmingly scraggly and inventively composed, the book's story line lacks resonance and satirical bite. Jim, a housecat who believes that "the world exists purely for him," quickly runs through his nine lives of sloth, gluttony, deception and contrition, confronting "the double-edge sword of LOVE" and dressing up in human clothes along the way. The book's inclusion of subplots involving adultery and boozing make it a poor choice for children, yet the jokes are a bit too flat-footed for adults-unless, of course, they're diehard cat lovers, in which case they'll think it's all very well and good, except for the bits when Jim keeps getting killed (he comes back, of course).
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