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The Cat Wore Electric Goggles by [Hutson, Ian]
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Length: 181 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Born during tiffin in the sea-side town of Cleethorpes, England, at half-past nineteen-sixty. Whole family immediately moved to Hong Kong where Father worked for the Ministry of Defence, spying on Cold-War Red China by listening in to their radio transmissions. Hutson Minor spoke only Cantonese and some pidgin English and was a complete brat. At the end of the sixties was to be found on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Still a brat. There finally learned to read and write under the strict disciplinarian regime of the Nicolson Institute and one Miss Crichton. Then spent a year living in Banham Zoo in Norfolk, swapping childhood imaginary friends for howler monkeys, penguins. Followed, for want of something better to do and for want of a brain, in Daddy's footsteps and found himself working for the British Civil Service in areas much too foul to be named. Was eventually asked to leave by the Home Secretary. A few years of corporate life earned some more kind invitations to leave. Ran a few businesses, several limited companies, then went down the plug-hole with the global economy and found himself in court, bankrupt with home, car and valuables auctioned off by H.M. Official Receivers. Now lives by candlelight in a hedgerow in rural Lincolnshire as a peacenik vegan hippie drop-out, darning old socks and living on fresh air and a sense of the ridiculous. Dog person not a cat person. Favourite colours include faded tangerine and cobalt blue. Fatally allergic to Penicillin and very nearly so to Jerusalem Artichokes. Loves coffee and loves curry. Has tried his hardest all of his life to ride bicycles but simply looks like a deranged, overweight orang-utan on wheels. Favourite film Blade Runner. Uses the word "splendid" far too much.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1679 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company (July 9, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LO83XVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,158,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Ian Hutson is a genius; there, I’ve said it. If you’ve read “NGLND XPX” and you XPX more of the same, you won’t be disappointed. More totally original ideas, unparalleled use of English and Ian’s unique brand of humour make this book a “must have”. His stories are populated largely by Margaret Rutherfords, Alistair Sims, Joyce Grenfells and the like. I had one minor criticism of NGLND XPX; it was very long and wordy. Only a criticism in that I’d hoped to read it in ten minute chunks. “The Cat” is much more punchy and succinct. A robotic dog that speaks Latin and Klingon, an anti-hero called “Gobs***e” (my favourite word), an incredibly sad story about a cardboard box... Ian’s work makes other writers want to quit. I therefore announce my retirement... only kidding. I’ll keep trying to reach Ian’s standard. The last story, about some exceedingly spunky monks utterly blew my mind. Did I mention Ian Hutson is a genius?
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The Cat Wore Electric Goggles by Ian Hutson is truly a laugh out loud book or lol!
I received this copy for an honest review and after reading the description of twelve mildly amusing fictions... I feel that is an understatement. Hilarious is what I say!
Written very well with such humor that each story left me wanting another!
Truer words were never spoken, "Life is such utter nonsense"
5 hilarious stars!
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Have you ever looked at a cover of a book and just knew it would be good. Well this book is one of those. I started to read, and started to giggle and wham I knew I was in for a good read. The collection of short stories is a Blast! Everyone different,

If you are looking for a great read, a read that will make you laugh at every page, then, grab a copy. You wont be sorry. Oh, if your going to read this on a train or a bus, expect people to stare at you and move seats!! They are not used to seeing and hearing people laugh out loud.

I cannot give this book any less than 5 stars.
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It's rare to find an individual that can create like this author. Just look at his titiles! A satisfying experience by itself. Then we have his sentence structure. Each one a journey of laughter and amazement by itself. And we still have the story. Sidesplitting and original.

My friends tell me I have no sense of humor. lol They should see me with this book. I can't stop admiring the talent long enough to remember to laugh out loud. It's that amazing. See for yourself. If I could give this book 6 stars, I would.
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I'm not really sure what it is, but there's something about the British style of speaking/writing that has always fascinated me and struck me funny, so even in a humorous book, I tend to laugh at things that weren't necessarily the "funny" parts simply because of the way they're worded. Then of course there were the parts that were actually *supposed* to be funny, and I actually laughed out loud at a couple of those. I enjoyed certain stories more than others and thought some were definitely funnier than others. Still, the ones I didn't find as funny turned out to be oddly thought-provoking.

This was an enjoyable collection of nerdy short stories that made for good, leisurely evening reading!
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Genius! The title alone promises a fun read. I found this book to be full of eccentric and interesting characters with story-lines that'll keep you hooked until the last word! Great read. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves a little history, science-fiction, and great characters. What an amazing storyteller!
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No matter what this author writes, you know it's going to be original, entertaining, and enjoyable. Trust me, this one does not disappoint. His stories are simply the best in comedy with a slant! Can't recommend it highly enough!
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The title alone made me laugh (and the cover is genius). This is truly inspired stuff from the mind of an author I am blessed to have stumbled upon by fortunate accident. Totally crazy stuff that is totally worth the price of admission.

***I received a free copy in return for an honest review.
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