REVIEWS BY CATS
Cat Profile One: Scratch
Favorite Humans: Clifford & Adeline Ward
Favorite Foods: Chicken (the entire roast bird); Cheezits; lobster
and anything else I can get by hook or by crook.
Most Recent Accomplishment: Hitchhiked ride from Maine to Texas
Motto: "Beg, borrow, steal!"
WHY SCRATCH LIKED THE WILD ROAD: It is the book that comes closest
to suggesting the awesome intelligence, accomplishment, courage, and,
of course, modesty of cats.
Cat Profile Two: Tesla
Of: Green River, Wyoming
Favorite Humans: Carol, Eric, and Wyvern Aldinger ("Not the best
humans, perhaps, but I am fond of them.")
Most Recent Accomplishment: Defended territory from a black and
intruder, drove off a full-grown badger, and sent my humans into an
apoplectic fit--all in one evening!
Motto: "Bend them to submission; by hooked claw or crooked
WHY TESLA LIKED THE WILD ROAD: I must acknowledge the writer [of
THE WILD ROAD] as being a highly intelligent person. This single book
actually teach my humans a few of the finer details missing from their
A few lessons on dancing with shadows might benefit their entire race.
Thank you for releasing this novel. It will be truly great.
Cat Profile Three: Misha
Of: Brooklyn, New York
Nickname: "The Mish" or "Mishmeister Meow Meow"
Breed: Oriental-type domestic shorthair mutt
Favorite Humans: Karawynn Long
Favorite Foods: Haagen Dazs sorbet, any flavor
Favorite Toy: Random small bits of crumpled paper
Favorite Game: Hide-In-A-Box-And-Scare
Special accomplishments: Besides being toilet-trained (code word
Misha will also "sit," "stay," "come here," "go up" (onto whatever piece of
furniture is pointed at), "get down," "move" (out of the way), "jump" (into
arms), "scratch" (on his post), and "give me a kiss."
WHY MISHA LIKED THE WILD ROAD: Contains plenty of tips for the
housecat on surviving in the urban wilds, including "Never eat a rat who
lays a curse on you first." I've already started planning my escape.
Cat Profile Four: Miss Onyx Kittybug
Of: Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Humans: Angela, Mary, & G.L. Gradillas
Favorite Food: Sunflower Seeds and Pistachios (or any other salty
Most Recent Accomplishment: Surprised her humans by helpfully
all the Christmas card envelopes and stamps.
Motto: "Mmrrwl-OWWL!" English translation: "Feed me...NOW!"
WHY ONYX LIKED THE WILD ROAD: Finally a book that I can really sink
claws into! Gabriel King reveals the true magnificence of the feline
condition with great sensitivity and style. Cat culture is brought to life
with such stunning realism, I thought I was in the story myself! Definitely
ask your favorite human to pick up a copy of The Wild Road!
Cat Profile Five: Nika
Formal Name: Astronika (ah-STRA-ni-ka)
Nickname of the Day: Neekers
Of: Tucson, Arizona
Favorite Humans: Richard and Mardelle Kunz
Favorite Food: salmon and pepperoni
Favorite Toy: Del Rey Wild Road catnip bag
Most Recent Accomplishment: Using the Wild Roads that exist inside
Motto: "So many books, so little time!"
WHY NIKA LIKED THE WILD ROAD: I especially liked reading about my
heritage in the chapters like the "First Life of Cats." Now humans can
read about and understand that without cats, there would be no
Tag and Sealink and all the rest so are interesting! I'd like to read
about how they and those new kits are doing now, that the Alchemist has
been defeated. I'd like to meet them and get their paw-tographs. Maybe
I'll get my chance some night out on the Wild Road!