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The House Guests (Gm) [Kindle Edition]

John D. Macdonald , Dean Koontz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $9.99
Sold by: Random House LLC

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Book Description

The House Guests, a classic memoir of animal companionship from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.
A master of the noir novel turns his sharp insights and considerable narrative talents to the human-animal bond in this charming work of nonfiction. In The House Guests, John D. MacDonald tells the story of his family’s unforgettable pets: tomcats Roger and Geoffrey, two mischievous boys whose zany habits and remarkable senses of humor endeared them to everyone they met, and an extraordinary goose called Knees. Both a rare peek inside MacDonald’s private life and a fascinating compendium of information about the animal kingdom, The House Guests is by turns touching, hilarious, and absorbing, sure to mesmerize MacDonald fans and pet lovers alike.
Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz
Praise for John D. MacDonald
The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
“My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
“A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1112 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (June 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AP2VHZ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky find for a T. McGee fan. December 29, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I had always been a Travis McGee fan and enjoyed other MacDonald books as well. Then I stumbled on "The House Guests" in the library. A nonfiction look at John D. Macdonald's life with pets over the years, I found this book a compelling look inside the life of the creator of T. McGee. I just enjoy the way this man writes, whether it be pulp fiction of this warm tale of domesticity. I love knowing that the creator of the perennially unattached T. Mcgee was a loyal husband and family man. And animal lover. So sad that we lost this talented writer way too soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book, it's great! November 23, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you are a cat person, you'll love this book. If you are a mystery fan, you'll love this book. I discovered this title after reading and re-reading all of John D.s Travis McGee series, and his same high-quality writing WITH wonderful descriptions of antic animals can be found here.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A John D. MacDonald book about cats? October 27, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It is! MacDonald's first words in his forward: "This is not a luvums-divums-itsyboo book, about pooty-tats."
And it isn't. I've never been a fan of MacDonald mystery-thrillers. But the author demonstrates in this book that he's a multi-faceted human being. Of the hundreds of books available about house cats this one is among the best I've ever read. I sincerely hope someone brings it back into print. If you love cats and books about human attachments to animals you'll love this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like cats, read this book. July 9, 1997
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
John D. MacDonald's work has been compared favorably with the best writers America has produced. And I agree. There are stories in the House Guests about Mr. MacDonald's two cats that will make you laugh out loud and bring a tear to your eye. The House Guests is as close to a biography of John D. as I can find. It is not a work of Fiction
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