Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Short Story Review - A Werecat's Journal, by Roy Booth and Brian Woods

I was a little disappointed with this book, because I thought I was buying a novel and it was only a short story, but it was entertaining enough.

I did think it could have done with editing, for the grammar was a little rough, and there were several spelling mistakes of the kind that can't be picked up by spellcheck. In particular, the abrupt tense switch at the beginning was rather offputting.

But the main criticism I had of this story was that for a werecat, the protagonist just did not have the personality of a cat. There was nothing catlike about him; in fact he was more like a dog, with his friendliness, his trusting nature and his loyalty.

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