Domino by Kia Heavey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Domino is a highly imaginative and surprisingly poignant look into the life of a barn cat with a big heart and a proud mind. At first, Domino’s life is going quite well. He has a peaceful territory to keep watch over, the dog is on a leash, he can prowl with buddies at night when he wants, and his people feed him well to boot. Oh, and there’s this cute little black cat in the neighboring woods! But the good life takes a turn for the worse when a spoiled city cat with delusions of grandeur brings ‘transcendent thought’ to the neighborhood. The result is an overthrow of the natural order that threatens Domino, his friends, and his very way of life.
If you are cat person like me, the spot-on interpretation of behavior and ‘thoughts’ of the furry denizens of Domino’s world will have you turning pages non-stop.
If you like a good moral to a story, you are also in luck. The theme here is that you should always be who you were born to be. Be yourself, stand up for what you know to be right, and defy those who would force you to become defenseless!
I’ll say no more about the plot, but I will say that the writing was seamless. The character development was pure. The feelings evoked were strong. I can heartily recommend this book to anyone. The only caution I give is that there are some sad parts that can make you cry, especially if you have a tender heart for animals. Even so, you shouldn’t let that stop you from enjoying the ride!
I give this book 5 stars and call it an Amazing Read!