Review: The Cat Who Went Bananas

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The Cat Who Went Bananas Book Review
2+ of 5 stars to The Cat Who Went Bananas, the 27th installment in the “Cat Who” cozy mystery series, written in 2004 by Lilian Jackson Braun. This was my least favorite of all the books in this series. It had the potential to be so much stronger, given it was about a rare book. But I think the publisher got caught up in the money, people loving the series and a rush to push it out the door. The ending was vague, the story was disconnected and the voice of several characters seemed to shift a little. That said, Qwill and the cats are always fun. It’s a nice and relaxing adventure when you jump into the town of Pickax and feel the cozy charm all around you… I’d love to visit the town, have coffee with a few characters. I think I might turn into Qwill in about 30 years… minus the cats. Love cats, but have dogs these days.

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8 thoughts on “Review: The Cat Who Went Bananas

    cwhiteweb said:
    May 29, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Haha minus the cats huh! How many dogs do you have?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 29, 2017 at 11:52 AM

      Just one right now, but looking to get another this summer!

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        cwhiteweb said:
        May 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM

        Oh!! I’ve never had a pet, and the thought has been on my mind quite a lot. I’m afraid though, what if it dies in my care or something 😯

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 29, 2017 at 12:05 PM

        Accidents happen, but for the most part, it’s not too difficult as long as you love them and take care!


        cwhiteweb said:
        May 29, 2017 at 12:37 PM

        I should be able to do that just fine. Well, first I’ll need to either talk my parents into letting me have one or move out. We’ll see! Hope you get yours this summer 🙂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 29, 2017 at 12:42 PM

        good luck! looking forward to seeing what turns out.

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    carhicks said:
    May 30, 2017 at 7:01 AM

    Unfortunately the rush to get a new book out does tend to disappoint the readers. Again, I have three or four of these on my bookshelf but not read any. Another series to finally get to,

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 30, 2017 at 7:06 AM

      A lot here, about 30. The last few may have been written by a ghost writer, as the author was in her 90s. There are a few really good ones, but unless you love the entire setting and main characters, you probably don’t need to read them all. Good luck!

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