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I Was the Cat: 08/16/15
I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin tells the tale of a woman who has been hired to ghostwrite a memoir of a wealthy recluse. She knows nothing of her employer except for his name and that he has a lot of cats. Her best friends warns her he's up to no good. She's right but not for the reasons she comes up with.
See, he's literally a talking cat. Maybe the cats in our lives, throughout history, have been up to more than just being cute mousers and lap pets.
What follows is a series of "lives" as he recounts his life through history. Is he on his last life and wants to share his centuries of adventures? Or is there something more sinister on his mind?
I was the Cat reminded me of a mixture of Immortal by Traci L. Slatton, the Nine Gates (1999) (more so than it's inspiration, The Club Dumas, I am John, I am Paul by Mark Tesesco, and Doctor Who.