I know, I know, I haven’t been here in forever. Life caught up with me. But over the winter I was able to do quite a bit of walking, and on those walks I usually listened to The Cat Who series on audiobook, a really great companion to my walks. George Guidell really captured Qwill and I loved his “Yoooowwwww!” Koko quotes.
But as I listened to the whole series all the way through, I realized that Qwill was really an asshole, especially to kids. There were a couple of books that had kids in it and he was frequently (at the very least) brusque and usually very rude to them. Who does that? By the end of the series, I liked him less and less.
It also struck me how twisted the stories were. There were quite a few books that I got to the end of and thought “wow, seriously?” I’ve read the series several times and I don’t know why (maybe it was listening to it instead of reading it?) made me realize that Ol’ Lilian had a twisted streak in her.
Add to that that the last few books strayed significantly from the characters in the earlier books, culminating in a finale that left me disappointed, disillusioned and disheartened.
With that being said, I’ll probably listen to it again next winter. 😀
So, if anyone out there is still reading this blog, how ya’ll doin?