'Burroughs's contact with cats put him in touch with himself' Harper's Bazaar
There is an unexpected side to William Burroughs – the author of weird and disturbing fictions had a great fondness for cats. This is his earnest appreciation of the cats he knew, a record of his dreams of cats, and a meditation on the long, mysterious relationship between cats and their human hosts. In The Cat Inside, Burroughs is touching when writing of the many strays he took in over the years, disdainful of dogs ('self-righteous as a lynch mob'), always erudite and surprisingly caring – it is a genuine revelation, for Burroughs fans and cat lovers alike.
'Heartwarming anecdotes . . . Burroughs ventures galaxies away from his usual twisted literary turf' Time