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The Unscratchables

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Cornelius Kane

Starred Review. Det. Max Crusher McNash, a fearless bull terrier in the slaughter unit of the San Bernardo police dog force, must overcome his distrust of special agent Cassius Lap, a very Zen Siamese of the FBI (Feline Bureau of Investigation), in their … see full wiki

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Author: Cornelius Kane
Publisher: Scribner
3 reviews about The Unscratchables
review by . June 25, 2010
Cats and dogs don't live together in "The Unscratchables," a parody police procedural that deftly and punnily mixes the tropes of the genre with a world in which dogs are downtrodden curs segregated from the cream of cat society, but they do rub along in a way that'll raise the hairs on the back on anyone's neck.    The story is told through the color-blind eyes of Crusher McNash, a bull terrier detective for the San Bernardo Slaughter Unit. The short-tempered mutt who bears …
review by . July 23, 2009
I know, many others have added their own puns in the titles but after reading this book, it's kind of hard to not include some.    As many have stated, this book is full of puns but with a good storyline behind it. The puns occasionally get in the way of the story but after awhile, you get used to thinking of them as normal.    It reminds me of Garrison Keiler on NPR doing Guy Noir, Private Eye.    It is written in the style of the old …
review by . July 12, 2009
On the back cover of The Unscratchables by Cornelius Kane , the book is declared a "hard-bitten crime story and a sharp-fanged satire," but I must say that my most enjoyable feelings while reading the book was a fun comedy. The satire is there, sure, but many readers that enjoy the unusual will be carefully reading every word, to enjoy how the author has wonderfully translated the human world into "animal-speak"! Sometimes I smiled, sometimes I grinned, and sometimes I even laughed as characters …
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