In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and nonexistent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steves Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. Yet the pair depends on each other to get through lifes troubles. When Manfried runs away, Steve musters his meager resources to find his best man-friend and bring him home safe. Ultimately, both Steve and Manfried realize theyre capable of so much more than they thought....
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Manfried the Man Reviews
My husband brought an ARC of this home, and I immediately fell into reading it because it was such a cute play on cat-obsessed people, with a man-obsessed cat. I thought it was clever and well thought out. There is an actual story, replete with plot, and even though it started to drag ever so slightly, it sustained enough interest to make it feel like a worthwhile read. Quick read. Much quicker than the three months it appears to have taken me. I got distracted by so many other books (as I am wo ...more
It’s a pretty boilerplate story wrapped around a single gag but... it’s a pretty good gag.
Won in the Goodreads Giveaways - looks a fun and interesting read!
In this world, cats are man sized and men are cat sized. Cats keep men as pets. And it is the most hilarious thing I've read in a long time.
This isn't just a funny book, though--it's also a touching tale about the connections we form with our pets, and chasing dreams vs. getting stuck in a cog-in-the-wheel kind of job.
The art is cute, and they really managed to make the men pets adorable. I read an ARC, so everything was printed in black and white, but I bet the full-color version looks great.
My friend let me borrow his advance copy and I zoomed through it and loved it. It won’t be for everyone, but it is for me, and I fully intend to buy a billion copies for myself and my friends when it comes out. Manfried’s and the other men’s mannerisms and expressions are so accurate, and Kelly Bastow’s art is just perfect for this story. I was impressed by the depth of emotion; the story far surpasses the obvious visual gags possible in a world where human-sized cats have cat-sized men as pets. ...more
I received a free, temporary, digital copy of this book from Netgalley.
This is a very funny and surprisingly touching graphic work depicting sentient, human sized cats, with small men for pets. Aside from the visual switcheroo, the graphic novel is a fairly realistic view of being a cat owner, and those who love and own cats (which includes me) will find a lot to relate to. There are moments where seeing the little naked men in pet situations can be slightly off-putting, but rather than deliver ...more
This was so strange, but I kinda really loved it.
this is a graphic novel in which the world of Man and the world of Cat do a freaky friday switcheroo and things get weird.
there are parts of this book that are five stars, no question, but as a whole, it's prolly a 3.5.
the concept is a winner, if you are someone who a) loves cats and b) finds tiny naked men behaving like cats hilarious.
or just uncreepy enough to be hilarious.
the jokey details of the illustrations are perfect, from the man food
to the after-food
to the perfectly catl ...more