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"Going Bovine"
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03-13-13, 10:05 PM (EST)
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"Going Bovine"
Has anyone read Going Bovine by Libba Bray? and can you sumarize it for me in 3 or 4 sentences, oh yeah and give me your impressions and some themes of the book

thanks in advance for my book club, cause it's 480 pages and I can't get past the first few chapters... all I know it it's some kind of modern Don Quixote story...


Tardis by cahaya

yeah I could wikipedia it but you peeps are smart and stuff

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 RE: Going Bovine Snidget 03-13-13 1
   RE: Going Bovine blacknwhitedog 03-13-13 2
 RE: Going Bovine kingfish 03-13-13 3
   RE: Going Bovine blacknwhitedog 03-13-13 4
 RE: Going Bovine Brownroach 03-14-13 5
 RE: Going Bovine cahaya 03-14-13 6

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1. "RE: Going Bovine"
*looks at cover*

It is about Phil Keoghan's cow having a breakdown over Phil's affair with the Travelocity Gnome.

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2. "RE: Going Bovine"
yes there is a garden gnome in the book- and a dwarf
the main character has Mad Cow Disease and apparently the whole book is a hallucination or something- I think???


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and it's a small world ride at disney world

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3. "RE: Going Bovine"
Review in two sentences: It's so boring boring boring, so boring that it put BWDog to sleep. It's so boring that one can't even work up the energy to Wikipedia it.
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4. "RE: Going Bovine"
Ha! I just came by to say HI!


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I have a real job again, so I have time to kill again...

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5. "RE: Going Bovine"
So, a book about turning into a cow was written by someone named Bray. Who's the publisher -- Barnyard Press?
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6. "RE: Going Bovine"
Oh, a Tardis siggie!

Okay, I haven't even heard of the author, so I did a bit of browsing around.

Review for Going Bovine by School Library Journal:

Grade 8 Up—In this ambitious novel, Cameron, a 16-year-old slacker whose somewhat dysfunctional family has just about given up on him, as perhaps he himself has, when his diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jacob, "mad cow" disease, reunites them, if too late. The heart of the story, though, is a hallucinatory—or is it?—quest with many parallels to the hopeless but inspirational efforts of Don Quixote, about whom Cameron had been reading before his illness. Just like the crazy—or was he?—Spaniard, Cam is motivated to go on a journey by a sort of Dulcinea. His pink-haired, white-winged version goes by Dulcie and leads him to take up arms against the Dark Wizard and fire giants that attack him intermittently, and to find a missing Dr. X, who can both help save the world and cure him. Cameron's Sancho is a Mexican-American dwarf, game-master hypochondriac he met in the pot smokers' bathroom at school who later turns up as his hospital roommate. Bray blends in a hearty dose of satire on the road trip as Cameron leaves his Texas deathbed—or does he?—to battle evil forces with a legendary jazz horn player, to escape the evil clutches of a happiness cult, to experiment with cloistered scientists trying to solve the mysteries of the universe, and to save a yard gnome embodying a Viking god from the clutches of the materialistic, fame-obsessed MTV-culture clones who shun individual thought. It's a trip worth taking, though meandering and message-driven at times. Some teens may check out before Cameron makes it to his final destination, but many will enjoy asking themselves the questions both deep and shallow that pop up along the way.

Sounds like a trip!

Amazon customers on average rate it 4-star, but there were also quite a few 1-star rating for folks who couldn't quite get the trip.

And this is for Mr. Kingfish:

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