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December 9th, 2007
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Book review: Reserved for the Cat

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Date:December 11th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
The only Puss in Boots I ever read was a little-kid picture book version, which didn't, to my recollection, have any of the plot elements beyond a talking cat.
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Date:December 11th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
My memory of the basic Puss in Boots plot is that a kid gets a cat (maybe as a bequest from his deceased father?), who proceeds to make the protagonist's life better by a set of stratagems that are underhanded at best, culminating with taking over a genie's castle, where the cat overcomes the genie by convincing it to turn into a mouse and eating it. It matches in very broad strokes up to the point where the cat is having the conversation with the Troll about shape-changing, and then departs significantly at the 'what happens when it turns into a mouse'.
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