Here’s one that no one’s mentioned yet. Two mangy cats lay a bet on some kittens left in the median of a busy highway: which one will avoid becoming roadkill? Miraculously, they all make it. The kittens continue to work some miracles on the strays, including instantly-likeable tough-guy Shredder and the frightening Khalia Koo–a Siamese so disfigured from a fire she takes to wearing yogurt containers over her head. This vision epitomizes the tone of the book: it’s scary, but tempered with the hilarious. It moves at a very brisk pace with lots of action, and the good guys win. Yet there’s an unusual level of genuine tenderness and pathos for such a plot-oriented story, bearing very interesting comparison to The Underneath. What do you think?
The Highway Cats
October 15, 2008 by 4 Comments