So I thought perhaps that when a "recommendation" came up for a manual on how to dissect a cat that this was perhaps a new novel by Mark Weingardner or Connie Willis or Michael Chabon. I clicked on it, and nope, it turns out it's just a manual about how to dissect a cat.
I don't want to dissect a cat.
However, one of our cats died recently (of advanced kidney failure), and I did find myself wondering a few weeks afterwards how long it would take her buried body to decompose in our climate. Did Amazon's ESP detect this and get a slightly off recommendation? Is the chip inside my brain that communicates with Amazon headquarters slightly defective?
I am left a little perplexed and slightly discombobulated, wondering vaguely if I should be more interested in cat dissection and if perhaps we had made the best decision about the disposal of our cat's body.