Jul 30, 2014

Early Reader Review: I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin

I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin
Illustrator: Benjamin Dewey
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date:  August 6, 2014


Format: ebook
Provided electronically by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effects my review or opinion of the comic.


Goodreads Synopsis: 
Allison Breaking is a talented journalist with her own blog and a lot of bills to pay. So when she receives an offer from a mysterious stranger named Burma to write his memoirs, it's an offer she can't refuse, not even with all the red flags popping up. But Burma is quite literally unlike any man Allison's ever known - because he's a cat! And this cat has stories to tell about how he (over the course of a few lifetimes) has shaped the world - and another, darker story that Allison must risk all to uncover... a story of what this particular cat has been doing with the LAST of his nine lives.
I recently got an email from Oni Press Marketing highlighting a new graphic novel called I Was the Cat, initially it was just a promo email, telling readers/reviewers that it was coming out this summer — then after an overwhelming number of requests from reviewers, they decided to email a review copy out for us. I am so happy that they did. The synopsis was about a cat taking over the world and a reporter hired to tell his memoirs of his previous lives. The story is divided into six chapters that are to release weekly on Tuesdays, but Oni provided reviewers with the whole series. {insert happy dance}

The series tells the story of Allison Breaking a reporter tasked with talking with Burma (the cat) and writing his Memoirs, all the while there is a secret plan unfolding. I found the story to be fun and interesting. There were many flashbacks to Burma’s past lives with Egyptians, in London, as the President of the United States’ cat and so on and they are all wonderfully put together tales of the past with a cat included.

I enjoyed reading this graphic novel and will give it 3 out of 5 stars, it was good but not the best ever. My biggest complaint is that the series ends and I didn’t feel like much was resolved.

1 comment:

  1. This comic sounds like something I want to read RIGHT NOW! I just think it sounds so cute and that COVER. WOW!! I am for sure going to read this. Too bad I wasn't included in these emails.