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Rooftop Cat: 09/02/13

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Rooftop Cat by Frank Le Gall is the second Miss Annie graphic novel. Miss Annie is a young black and white cat who has adventures.

In this book Miss Annie's owners give her a cat door, allowing this, until now, house cat, access to the outside. She quickly makes friends with a pack of feral cats — who are of course — in heat.

An inordinate amount of the book is spent on cat procreation and frankly it's amazing that Annie makes it to the end of the book unscathed.

The last half of the book then deals with the death of a friend — an important character, I guess, from the first book, Freedom. This scene is the the more violent equivalent of the Black Cat moving away from Chi in Chi's Sweet Home.

Miss Annie has her adamant fans who adore her books; I personally do not see her appeal. I prefer the cuter and oft times more comedic manga series, Chi's Sweet Life, to this cruder and more frank portrayals of cats. Both series cover the same themes — I just prefer Chi's story.

Two stars

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