Monday, December 28, 2015

Read This Week: The Cat who Walks Through Walls

I had not read this in many years. I read it before I read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I didn't realize it was a sequel. 

"Tolliver must die"

The Cat who Walks Through Walls starts off as a murder mystery in space and totally runs around the bend before the end.

It's not Heinlein's best book but it is worth the effort.

The title of the book refers to a cat by the name of Pixel, who seems to be wherever the narrator happens to be. In one scene Pixel does, in fact, walk through a wall, and it is explained that Pixel is too young to know that such behavior is impossible.

Pixel inspired me to include a cat in a future novel. My cat will be based on my own cat Bailey.

 --Good stuff, thumbs up.


  1. Pixel can also be found in Spider Robinson's book, "Callahan's Key", part of the excellent Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series.
    Looking forward to seeing what mischief Bailey dreams up...

  2. Hmmm. Previous post here disappeared. But here goes again:
    Pixel makes a return appearance in Spider Robinson's "Callahan's Key", part of his Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series. Very good read, and funny too.

  3. Must have been that micro-sized black hole that almost got one of OldNFO's dress shoes.
    Remember, at the quantum level, information cannot be created nor destroyed (