Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Men & Cats by Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud

What an ingenious combination that surprisingly works!  This book is based on the popular French blog by the same name, and both book and blog definitely cater to adult audiences.  At first, it sounded like the book would be a collection of cute pictures of men posing with cats, but it is actually pairings of hot men oozing sex appeal paired up with a cute cat or kitten in a similar pose.  The pairings take it beyond just pictures of hot men or cute cats, with the inevitable comparing between the pairs and the odd juxtapositions of sexy and cute.  The effect becomes charming rather than sleazy.  The book has a classy feel with simple colors and layout, a short introduction, and no text, so the focus is on the pairings of photos.  Definitely not your usual photography book or collection of cute cat pictures!

Look for Men & Cats in the VBPL Catalog.  For more cat and human pairings, try Cat Lady Chic and Alison Nastasi’s Artists and Their Cats.  For more men and cats with humor, read Michael Showalter’s Guys Can be Cat Ladies, Too.

Review by Tracy V.

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