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Does anyone here read "The Cat Who" books?

post #1 of 25
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By Lilian Jackson Braun? I LOVE those books!! I've read about half of them so far. Currently I'm reading The Cat Who Talked Turkey, which was recently released in paperback!
I love to read about the antics of KoKo and YumYum...and the mysteries are always interesting! Her stories are just so "cozy", ya know what I mean?
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by Wenzee
By Lilian Jackson Braun? I LOVE those books!! I've read about half of them so far. Currently I'm reading The Cat Who Talked Turkey, which was recently released in paperback!
I love to read about the antics of KoKo and YumYum...and the mysteries are always interesting! Her stories are just so "cozy", ya know what I mean?
I love those books! I read them over and over again! I hope to own them all someday!
post #3 of 25
I got 2 books for Christmas, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. I haven't gotten a chance to read them yet tho
post #4 of 25
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I got 2 books for Christmas, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. I haven't gotten a chance to read them yet tho
I hope you get to read them soon - I bet you will love them! Let us know!
post #5 of 25
I've read most of them. I have most of them. It's only the last maybe three or four I don't have. I need to check what I'm missing and fill in the gaps. They are not great literature, but they are great fun, and wonderful palate cleansers between heavier reading.
post #6 of 25
I've never read them but I've seen them around - what are they like? Fiction? Non-fiction?

Also... which one is the first one? Because if I do start reading, I'd like to start at the beginning and I've seen so many different titles...
post #7 of 25
I read many as a kid when the first ones were coming out. I haven't read any in over 12 years, but I recently won a huge lot of them on eBay for about 50 cents per copy! Yay! Although I still haven't finished the Dick Francis lot I bought...read 8 books and still have around 15 more to go!
post #8 of 25
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I've never read them but I've seen them around - what are they like? Fiction? Non-fiction?

Also... which one is the first one? Because if I do start reading, I'd like to start at the beginning and I've seen so many different titles...

Fiction -- absolutely! Light. Fun. Especially for cat people.

Actually, the order is not particularly critical. There are references to previous stories, but not such that the story suffers at all if you haven't read the one referred to. They do stand alone quite well. If I'm not mistaken, "The Cat Who Could Read Backwards" is the one where Qwilleran and Koko meet, which makes it the first.

Have fun!
post #9 of 25
I love them! i havn't read the for a bit tho, i have tons of others to read!
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
I've never read them but I've seen them around - what are they like? Fiction? Non-fiction?

Also... which one is the first one? Because if I do start reading, I'd like to start at the beginning and I've seen so many different titles...
Hope this list helps:

http://home.att.net/~RACapowski/booklist.htm
post #11 of 25
Mom and I love them when we can find them. We've been poking around the used book stores for copies.

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Prissykitty - "I recently won a huge lot of them on eBay for about 50 cents per copy!"
Sarah! I'm envious!!!
post #12 of 25
I've read all of them at least once. I gave a friend a "The Cat Who Cookbook," which has recipes from the books. I know just what you mean about them being "cozy."
That is the purr-fect description!

You can usually find lots of them on ebay.
post #13 of 25
I've read all but the latest, The Cat Who Went Bananas and I picked it up, this week.
post #14 of 25
Light reading, as others say! FUN!
I wish I were James Q!
I would think KoKo And YumYum were fat the way he feeds them.
post #15 of 25
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Light reading, as others say! FUN!
I wish I were James Q!
I would think KoKo And YumYum were fat the way he feeds them.
Ain't THAT the truth!! -- although that barn of his does given them good exercise space
post #16 of 25
Finished The Cat Who Went Bananas, this morning. Its vintage Braun - no surprises.
post #17 of 25
Oh, where? I have to get it!
How old is Mrs. Braun?
post #18 of 25
These sound really good! Would a 14 year old enjoy them?
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by batgirl2good
Oh, where? I have to get it!
How old is Mrs. Braun?
I checked it out, from the public library and it is available on Amazon.com. Ms. Braun is in her early 80s.

Yes, Sam, a 14-year-old should enjoy Ms. Braun's books. They're pretty light reading - I can knock one off, in a couple of hours. They're strictly brain candy - no sex, no foul language, very little social commentary, just at least one murder per book.

She has also written Short and Tall Tales, a compendium of Moose County stories and The Private Life of The Cat Who......, both ostensibly written by Jim Qwilleran.
post #20 of 25
Thanks for that Cindy. I'll have to start looking around here, they sound really good.
post #21 of 25
Yes!!
My friend who introduced me to these books said her son started reading them when he was about 14. They are really easy, light reading.

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These sound really good! Would a 14 year old enjoy them?
post #22 of 25
Thanks Bobbie. I'm searching around on the net - hmmm can't find much for NZ. When was the series first released?
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Thanks Bobbie. I'm searching around on the net - hmmm can't find much for NZ. When was the series first released?
The first book came out in 1967 and she didn't start writing them again until the 80s. She also has a collection of short stories: The Cat Who Had 14 Tales
post #24 of 25
Ahh I saw that one! Thanks Cindy! Mum nows know what I want for my birthday!
post #25 of 25
I just love these books - totally 'brain candy'. I have had a few on tape from the library and they are spoken by some bloke with a great voice (drat cant remember who ....Guidell?????) To lie in the bath listening to The Cat Who is bliss.
The first one I read was The Cat who Ate Danish Modern about 10 years ago and I have been quietly hooked ever since.
I never knew she was in her 80's but then I guess if you add back the years she has been writing these its obvious.
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