Thursday, December 08, 2016

Top ten cats in literature

Lynne Truss is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Cat Out of Hell, the newly released The Lunar Cats, and other books. One of her ten top cats in literature, as shared at the Guardian:
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot

Criminal mastermind cat

Macavity – the feline equivalent of Sherlock Holmes’s Moriarty – is the super-brain puss in this collection. Even the shape of his head tells us how intelligent he is: “His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed.” Just the name is perfect – Macavity rhyming with “gravity”, “depravity” and “suavity”. But the proof of this cat’s criminal brilliance is that whenever a crime is committed, “Macavity’s not there!”
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see the 25 best cats in sci-fi & fantasy and the top ten cats in children's books.

--Marshal Zeringue