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Holy Cow

by David Duchovny

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Meet Elsie Bovary, the cow. She and her friend, Mallory, learn how to open the gate of their enclosure. Immediately, Mallory heads directly to the bulls who have been flirting with her. Elsie is distracted by a farmhouse. She discovers that the family are all gathered around a glowing box “god” from which she discovers what happens to cows who live on farms. At first she suffers a deep depression, then, she learns about a land that worships cows. Surely she would be safe there. She, and some other animal friends who wish to escape being food for humans, start making a plan that will have you rolling with laughter. This book is Elsie’s narrative. She adds notes to her publisher throughout, which add to the hilarity.

This book is purely for fun. But it does also present some good points. Duchovny, through his humorous story, points out the importance for respect and tolerance for all living things. This is a fun book that will make you laugh out loud. The audio book, read by the author, himself, is very well done! ( )
  Sandralovesbooks | Feb 11, 2018 |
Entertaining, sarcastic and clever. ( )
  kallai7 | Mar 23, 2017 |
hahahahaha.

100% read this because Duchovny wrote it and 100% certain that was the only reason I like it at all! ( )
  kemilyh1988 | Jan 16, 2017 |
1.78
  johnrid11 | Feb 14, 2016 |
The first half of this book is really cute and interesting -- the story starts out like an “Animal Farm” for vegetarians! But as soon as the animals escape the farm and make it to the city, the story loses its cuteness and grows increasingly far-fetched (like a pig visiting a mohel, a cow flying unnoticed on a commercial airplane, and a turkey piloting a jet with no training). The humor and social commentary are disappointingly lacking in the second half. And the ending could have been predicted before the animals even left the farm. ( )
  dewbertb | Feb 3, 2016 |
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Balnova, NatalyaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374172072, Hardcover)

A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forget

Elsie 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:44 -0400)

"Elsie 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 ... [and] 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"--… (more)

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