”How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You” was the first book I bought from The Oatmeal (Matt Inman), after reading his comics online for as long as I remember.
The Oatmeal’s comics are a brilliant mixture of interesting information and absurdly hilarious humour, as was this book, which is basically a collection of cartoons (some very short, some fairly lengthy) about cats. Sadly, I didn’t really think the book did as good as many of the online comics. I have only read a small percentage of the Oatmeal’s online material, and so I have probably found the best nuggets on there, and I suppose I’ve been sort of spoiled. The book was, in comparison, a mixture, with some excellently funny comics and some less so.
If you’re a loyal follower of theoatmeal.com, I really recommend getting the book. As the illustration to the right shows, it’s about 80-90 % brand new material, which percentage-wise is just as good as the (possibly) previously seen material. You also have a great chance to support the creator.
If you’ve never heard of The Oatmeal, buy it and try it out, or go to the website and see if you like it first. If you like (or hate) cats, you’ll love this book.