Thursday, June 13, 2024

Cat Thursday: Authors and Cats (130) Caleb Carr


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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author, pictured with their/a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.


I'm a huge fan of Caleb Carr's The Alienist, and I have most of his other books on my shelf that I unfortunately have not gotten around to reading yet. Sadly, Carr passed away this year on May 23 from cancer. What I did not know until his death was that he was a cat lover, and that he also wrote a book about how his rescue cat saved him (see below). Rest in peace, Mr. Carr. A true talent gone too soon.


Caleb Carr (b. August 2, 1955 - d. May 23. 2024) was the critically acclaimed author of The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror, Killing Time, The Devil Soldier, The Italian Secretary, The Legend of Broken, and Surrender, New York. He taught military history at Bard College, and worked extensively in film, television, and theater. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He lived in upstate New York.


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  1. Caleb Carr's cat Masha was evidently a very special cat. His memoir has some grisly moments, but I loved how attached they were to each other! https://necromancyneverpays.wordpress.com/2024/04/25/my-beloved-monster/

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  2. Such a beautiful cat. Masha reminds me of fluffy old Rickythulhu and my dear old Rocky.

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