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Cat-A-Lyst
Cat-A-Lyst
Author: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN-13: 9780441646616
ISBN-10: 0441646611
Publication Date: 7/4/1991
Pages: 325
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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great fiction, stretches the imagination, maybe a little dangerous for brain cells.
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an extrasteral cat workes behind the seens to foil the dasterdly plot of another "cat" with the help of a movie star.
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A delightful romp through space and time. Who would think a combination of ancient Incas, soda-pop entrepreneurs, an anthropologist much in need of therapy, Guardian Cats, intelligent vegetables and wanna-be movie stars could be so much fun?

From back cover: A game of cat...and cat? Movie star Jason Carter is on vacation in Peru. All he wants is a break, but what he finds is a lost civilization of extra-dimensional Incas bent on conquest of the entire world! Nor is Carter alone. His allies include a bloodthirsty Amazon, an archaeologist, a bank robber, three alien vegetables, a scoop-crazed gossip reporter - and not one of them knows what to do next. Only Carter's cat seems unruffled by the growing danger. In true feline fashion, she acts like she's in charge of the planet. Maybe she is.
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Nice light read. Quite funny in spots.
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great quick read
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How fun. If you are looking for some light reading for short trips or days at the beach, here is your ticket. Something for everyone! Cats, sci-fi, bad acting, saviors of the world, people from lost civilizations, you name it. Cute,surprising and written in 1990 so there is a bit of the taste of the last decade. Enjoy just to enjoy.
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From Publishers Weekly
Reading Foster ( Quozl ) is like eating a meringue: it's not very filling, but it tastes just fine. Foster likes to put silly twists on old stories. In this case, he has a race of guardians (called Monitors) whose function is to guide the races of different planets through their evolution--the twist being that the Monitors take the form of cats. The plot involves a Renegade Monitor who tries to disrupt Earth by bringing about the return of a lost tribe of South American natives. The natives, now called Contisuyuns, live on another world, which they landed on by way of transmitters left by a group of aliens called Boojums, who look like trees and speak with British accents. The Contisuyuns plan to take long overdue revenge for the conquistadores' 15th-century ravaging by creating a TV show that broadcasts subliminal anti-Spain messages. The main characters, who encounter these variously fey creatures, include a pretty-boy actor, a wardrobe designer, their faithful Indian guide, an aspiring archeologist, a pair of Peruvian capitalists, a tabloid reporter and a large and power-hungry Peruvian woman.
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From the back cover: A game of cat...and cat? Movie star Jason Carter is on vacation in Peru. All he wants is a break, but what he finds is a lost civilization of extra-dimensional Incas bent on conquest of the entire world!

Nor is Carter alone. His allies include a bloodthirsty Amazon, an archaeologist, a bank robber, three alien vegetables, a scoop-crazed gossip reporter - and not one of them knows what to do next.

Only Carter's cat seems unruffled by the growing danger. In true feline fashion, she acts like she's in charge of the planet. Maybe she is.
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A story where cats are our cosmic guides who hide in the shadows and protect us from their own renegades.
Following several humans who meet up with some other humans who have been separated from mainstream humanity. They, the cutoffs, try to take over and the mainstreams stop them. Some cats are involved.
Seriously. This would have made a good short story, but not a novel. It is stretched out, unbelievable and not very enjoyable. And just plain dumb :-)