Publication Date: 3rd Febuary 2015 from Headline.
Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that. Until one night, Elsie sneaks out of the pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer’s family gathered around a bright Box God – and what the Box God reveals about something called an ‘industrial meat farm’ shakes Elsie’s understanding of her world to its core. The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who’s recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave turkey who can’t fly, but can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport …
If by any chance you fancy a novel of total hilarious insanity with a touch of emotional resonance and a unique twist then Holy Cow is absolutely the book for you.
Completely crazy – yes. Fun? Absolutely. Eminently readable and definitely unexpected? Yes again. I loved it, read it fast (it is not a long book) and thoroughly fell in love with Elsie, Shalom and co. ESPECIALLY Tom the Turkey who is certainly far more intelligent than most humans I know including myself.
David Duchovny has managed to send a little social message without actually preaching at anyone, has created a wonderful little world here that will have you both laughing out loud and looking at the Cow in the field next to you in a contemplative fashion, it is a totally bonkers adventure, beautifully written with a touch of insanity.
Fairly sure after reading this that the author is slightly bonkers as well in the best way possible of course. I hope he writes more! Not an awful lot more to say so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
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Happy Reading Folks!