Going Bovine Reviewed

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by

FullSizeRender 5Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Find it in our new Young Adult collection!

Diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease (otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease), Cameron Smith embarks on a quest with a cast of bizarre and memorable characters – including a garden gnome and a pink-haired fairy – to find a cure. His journey parallels the same hopeful yet fruitless journey of Don Quixote, which Cameron had been reading at the time of his diagnosis. 

Readers familiar with Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy (or her Diviners series) will find something very different in this ambitious, twisted novel. Through no fault of his own, Cameron is an unreliable narrator. Is he actually on a road trip or is it all an illusion? The answer to this matters less than the questions that Cameron grapples with along the way – questions of reality, identity, life and death. Readers who persevere will be rewarded – and occasionally infuriated, but in a good way – by Cameron’s journey.

 

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