Close Encounters of the Furred Kind (Hardcover)

New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

By Tom Cox

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250077325, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

List Price: 24.99*
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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind begins with a long, emotional goodbye to Norfolk, and continues with another amazing new lease on life for The Bear, the Benjamin Button of the cat world, among the bluebells and verdant hedgerows of Devon. Readers who became attached to The Bear's magical, owlish persona during his previous adventures will become more so here as he proves, once again, that he's a cat with endless secrets and significantly more than nine lives.

About the Author

TOM COX has a monthly column in the Guardian's Life and Style section, called The 21st Century Yokel. He also has regular slots in Golf International magazine, Your Cat magazine, and reviews books for several newspapers. He lives in Norfolk, England.

Praise For Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

"Another charming and irresistible book from a master cat lover." —Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"Cox’s prose about his furry family are what makes his memoir more endearing than a mere repackaging of his cats’ best Twitter material, even to a dog person like me." —Maris Kreizman, the Los Angeles Times

"Poignant, funny, and thoughtful, reading Cox is like receiving a letter from your best overseas friend, just the right blend of amusing anecdote and personal update. His latest, Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind, is just as indelibly charming as the rest of his output, a mix between All Creatures Great And Small and David Sedaris." —The A.V. Club

"This delightful book will make you smile and often laugh out loud, and you’ll probably recognize yourself and some of the cats who have shared your life in the pages." —The Conscious Cat

“Made me laugh out loud.” —David Sedaris

“Certain to have you in stitches.” —The Daily Mail

“Tom Cox loves cats and he's not afraid to show it.” —Vicky Halls, author of Cat Confidential

“Tom Cox is a very funny cat addict. I laughed out loud.” —Celia Haddon author of Cats Behaving Badly