Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forgetElsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that—her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture;... show more
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forgetElsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that—her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie 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. There’s only one solution: escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Jerry—excuse me, Shalom—a cranky, Torah-reading pig who’s recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave (in his own mind, at least) turkey who can’t fly, but who can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport. Elsie is our wise-cracking, pop-culture-reference-dropping, slyly witty narrator; Tom—who does eventually learn to fly (sort of)—dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom, rejected by his adopted people in Jerusalem, ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. David Duchovny’s charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs.
Publish date: 2015-02-03
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I received a free copy of Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale from the publisher in return for an honest review. This is one that ended up on my did not finish pile. I just couldn't do it. I felt like I was being lectured under the guise of bad pop culture references, awful satire, ridiculous puns, ...
Publication Date: 3rd February 2015 Publisher: Headline ISBN: 978-1472225887 Source: Publisher provided copy via Bookbridgr & NetGalley Rating: 4* Book Description: Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. And anyone who...
Slightly amusing. Slightly cute. Many bad puns. Some mild preaching about the way humans treat the world. An actor writes a story that tries to be a little too clever for its own good at times.Elsie, a cow, one day discovers what fate awaits a farm cow - the slaughterhouse. She sets off with a pig a...
Publication Date: 3rd Febuary 2015 from Headline. Source: Bookbridgr 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 ...