Katzengeschichten (Cat Stories)

Katzengeschichten - Patricia Highsmith

Katzengeschichten (Cat Stories) is not an anthology that Highsmith herself created but one that her publisher, Diogenes, compiled posthumously. I'm not usually a fan of such compilations as they always seem like a "cash-grab" to me but I can also see how this compilation could be a perfect gift for cat-loving fans of Highsmith's work.

Or for a Highsmith enthusiast who needs to find a book tacking a particular bingo game square. Ahem. 


Anyway, there three short stories in this, three poems, and a short essay by Highsmith on her love of and life with cats. 


I enjoyed all of this enormously.


One of the stories, Ming's Biggest Prey is a story that also appears in The Animal Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, and it makes me want to give that book another chance. 

I will need to skip the first story in that collection, tho, as it broke my heart. I totally rooted for the elephant to kill them all. Alas, ...