What is better than cats or stories? Cat stories. It’s paws-itively the best thing I’ve ever seen. This pun is the cat’s meow. Ahem, that’s all.
Even though there are many well-known dog stories, maybe it’s time to talk about how cats are the real storymakers. Cats aren’t just important characters in these books. They are also the narrators in many of them, telling stories of their lives as cats and stories about how humans live from their point of view.Here’s a list of cat-themed books that aren’t aimed at young people. That doesn’t mean they’re bad or not worth reading, but it’s a different kind of animal. It’s interesting to see how many of these books have the same title in another language.
Seven Lives And One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat by Lena Divani
In the past, if you lived with cats, you know how cunning, tender, ferocious and adorable they can be. The hero of this book, Sugar, can also be described with the same words as this book. Love story: Sugar, an intelligent cat with a reflective nature, is in love with his human, Madamigella, a writer who is always moving and rushing around. This is the story of their love, which is epic in size.
In this, his seventh life, Sugar has a lot of stories to tell and a great way to tell them. But he’s really good at being able to make people like him and his cat relatives. Whatever you do, don’t even suggest that we’re the ones who make him and his family like us.
I Am A Cat by Natsumi Soseki
So, the start of one of the most unique and memorable works of Japanese literature.
I Am a Cat is the story of an unloved, unwanted, wandering kitten who spends all of his time watching people, from the dramas of businessmen and schoolteachers to the flaws of priests and potentates. Using this unique perfective, author Sseki Natsume slams the social upheaval of the Meiji era. His training in Chinese philosophy helps him make a sharp point.
Waiting for Gertrude by Bill Richardson
They are buried in the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. It also has a lot of stray cats. Now, what would happen if, by some strange twist of fate, the souls of the famous were born again in the cats with their personalities still intact? Maria Callas, a wilful and powerful diva, is singing all night long. People who sing Edith Piaf’s songs are very earthy and raunchy. Oscar Wilde is in love with Jim Morrison, but sadly, he doesn’t want to be with him. When people leave love letters at his grave, Frederic Chopin is now the postmaster general at the cemetery. This is because people used to leave love letters at his grave. This isn’t the only thing Marcel Proust is working on. Someone has stolen Rossini’s glass eye and Sarah Bernhardt’s leg. Amusing set pieces and intercepted letters are used to tell this story of intrigue, unrequited love, long-standing feuds, petty fights, character assassinations, and sorcery. It all comes to a steady climax at the cats’ annual Christmas pageant, where the magic is used.
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
These cute cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his friends and godchildren in the 1930s. They were written for them. They have been a hit with generations of kids since, and they were the inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brilliant musical Cats.
Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams
It’s the story of Fritti Tailchaser, a brave tom cat who lives in a world full of whiskery heroes and baddies, of feline gods and strange, furless creatures called M’an.
Mort(e) by Robert Repino
The “war with no name” has begun, and the goal is to wipe out all living things. The Colony, a group of intelligent ants, is the person who started this war. For thousands of years, they have been quietly building an army that would destroy and oppress humans for good. Under the watchful eye of the Colony, this utopia will be free of humans’ love of violence, exploitation, and religious superstition. This is what the Colony wants to happen. It is the last step in the Colony’s war effort to make the surface animals into two-legged, high-functioning people who rise up and kill their masters.
Mort(e) used to be a house cat, but now he’s a war hero because he takes on the most dangerous missions and fights the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the real reason he is so reckless is that he is always looking for a friend who hasn’t changed, a dog named Sheba. After receiving a mysterious message from the few remaining humans, claiming that Sheba is alive, he embarks on a journey that will take him from the last remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony. He will learn the source of EMSAH and the fate of all of the earth’s animals.
The Master and Margaritaby Mikhail Bulgakov
In this book, two separate but intertwined parts take place in ancient Jerusalem and modern Moscow. The book moves between moods of wild theatricality, with violent storms, vampire attacks, and a Satanic ball; to somber scenes like the meeting of Pilate and Yeshua and the murder of Judas in a moonlit garden of Gethsemane; to the substanceless, circus-like reality of Moscow. They live in a world that’s both fantasy and chilling reality, with characters like Woland (Satan) and his retinue of characters like Behemoth (a vodka-drinking black cat), Ivan Homeless (a poet), Pontius Pilate (an actor), and Margarita (a passionate woman).
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
It’s a masterclass in metaphysical reality. The two main characters are a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away home either to avoid a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to find his long-lost mother and sister. An old man, Nakata, who never recovered from his wartime affliction and is drawn to Kafka for reasons he can’t understand. Their journey, which is as mysterious to them as it is to us, is filled with vivid people and amazing events. Cats and people talk, a ghostlike pimp hires a prostitute who quotes Hegel, a forest is home to soldiers who haven’t aged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, but the identity of both the victim and the killer is a mystery. This, along with everything else, is eventually revealed, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are revealed, with one escaping his fate and the other getting a new start on his own.
The Cat Inside by William S. Burroughs
This moving and witty book about cats was first published as a limited-edition book. It includes deadpan routines and dream passages, as well as a heartwarming account of the many cats that Burroughs has met. One of the things Burroughs talks about in this book is the long-and-mysterious relationship between cats and humans, which he says goes back to Egypt and the cult of the “animal other.”
The Fur Person by May Sarton
This charming story is based on May Sarton’s own cat, Tom Jones. It’s a classic of cat literature. Before meeting the author, he is a fiercely independent, nameless Cat in the City. In the end, he decides that giving up his freedom for a place to live might be worth it. Finally, a house and the voices that live in it are both acceptable. It is here that he starts to become a real fur person. This is one of the most well-known books ever written about the joys and difficulties of living with a cat.
The Wild Road by Gabriel King
The kitten Tag is happy to be a pampered house pet until dreams start to come true. Cat Majicou’s dreams come into his safe, cozy world. They are blurry images of journeys through the animal kingdom, missions, and a terrible responsibility that Tag will one day have to carry out himself. Tag goes outside with the message that he must bring the King and Queen of cats to Tintagel before the spring equinox. But did ancient Majicou make a mistake? Tag doesn’t even know where his own backyard is, and he doesn’t have the right gear for a trip into the world. As soon as Tag doesn’t have anything else to do, she’s sent into the unknown to face danger and make new friends. The clever urban fox is Tag’s new best friend. One for Sadness: Loves a dustbin, and the magpie can see a long way off It’s going to get a lot more complicated as they go. Cy, the weird little tabby and Sealink, the globetrotting cat with an eye for a handsome tom are two of the cats that will join them on their journey. To find the King and Queen, this group of animals is afraid but brave. They will have to cross a wild road together. Even if you find the royal couple, it’s not all that hard because an evil human named the Alchemist is always after the Queen. People who own rare and unique Golden Cats will have a lot of power if they follow an ancient prophecy. The Queen is a descendant of the legendary line of Golden Cats. So, if the Alchemist gets what he wants, the world will never be safe again.
Catfantasticedited by Andre Norton
They are two of the most famous people in the fantasy world, and they’ve put together a unique collection of stories about cats that aren’t like the ones you see in the movies. Cats have a special power in these stories that happen in the future, in the past, and in other places people can’t even think of.
The Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook
“One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke up from a bad dream, he found that he had been turned into a cute kitten.”
The Meowmorphosis is a new edition of Franz Kafka’s classic nightmare story that is bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy. It comes from the same publisher as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Meet Gregor Samsa, a young man who works as a fabric salesman to help pay for his parents and sister. He is very down to earth. His life goes haywire when he wakes up late for work and finds that, for some reason, he is now a man-sized kitten. No, his family isn’t happy about how cute their son is. When they have a lot of debt, cute isn’t very useful. Why should they serve him food every day? If Gregor wants to get out of his parents’ house, he’ll have to do something he’s never been able to do before. The Meowmorphosis comes with haunting illustrations and a fascinating biographical look at Franz Kafka’s own secret cat life. It will take you on a journey into the troubled soul of the domestic tabby.
The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Grace the Cat isn’t like me at all because she is always up to mischief. Grace wants me to write down the story of my life as a housecat in the human world, so I’ve agreed to do so. As the irrepressible Foudini M. Cat tells us about his adventures, an exciting story starts to happen. A brave but weak mother leaves her kitten in search of food and never comes back. The starving kitten is taken to a scary room with cages and white-coated men. To avoid going to sleep forever, the cat is taken in by a woman called “Warm.” Every cat names things in a different way.
From here, Foudini tells us wonderful stories about his friendship with Sam the Dog, their trips between Cold House in the city and Mouse House in the country, his mystical encounters with famous cats of the past, his near-death in a raging river, and his introduction to Grace, which turns out to be something completely different.
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
People in their 30s live and work at home, but they don’t talk much anymore. They live in a small rented house in a quiet part of Tokyo, and they do freelance copy-editing. A cat comes into the small kitchen one day. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon, they are buying treats for the cat and talking about the animal and all its little tricks and quirks with each other. When the husband and wife look outside, they see more light and color.
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun (and the entire “The Cat Who…” series!)
For the Daily Fluxion, Jim Qwilleran is a feature writer who mostly covers the art world. He’s been on the downslide, but now he’s coming back with a new job as a feature writer for the paper. Art critic George Bonifield Mountclemens is a well-respected member of the paper’s staff. He writes scathing, hurtful reviews of local shows; he sends his reviews by messenger; and he lives with his all-knowing cat Koko in a luxuriously decorated house in a rundown neighborhood.
He gives the newcomer a small apartment in his building for free, and Qwilleran takes it. He thinks the deal will involve a lot of cat-sitting. Earl Lambreth owns a gallery where artists get better treatment from Mountclemens, while the gallery is run by Earl Lambreth. Scrano, Nino, and Lambreth’s wife, Zoe, have all been praised by the sarcastic critic. Nino, who calls himself a “Thingist,” has also been praised.In a vandalized art gallery, Zoe finds her husband stabbed to death one night after the gallery had closed. Days later, Qwilleran, led by Koko, finds the body of Mountclemens, who had been stabbed, on the patio behind his house. If reading about cats isn’t enough for you, we have a guide to help you find the perfect literary name for your cat.