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Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Going Bovine (edition 2010)

by Libba Bray

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Title:Going Bovine
Authors:Libba Bray
Info:Ember (2010), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 496 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, Fantasy

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Going Bovine by Libba Bray

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This book ended up being brilliant!! It started off a little slow so I had to put it down a couple times but then when it finally started to pick up I couldn't put it down. I was losing sleep over this book because it was sooo good. The end is satisfying, there's wizards, dwarves, rocker angels, and a Norse god in the shape of a garden gnome. What more could you ask for? ( )
  danaaa_99 | Apr 6, 2016 |

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  CarmenFerreiro | Mar 28, 2016 |
Narrated by Erik Davies. Huh. How to explain this book? Is it simply a story about a boy named Cameron experiencing hallucinations as he increasingly suffers from mad cow disease? Is it a teenage "Don Quixote" on peyote? Or is it a story best enjoyed while totally loaded? All I know is, this book goes all over the place and you either enjoy the freaky ride or you're going to be frustrated. I was the latter. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book had some quirky, funny, and enjoyable parts -- but overall it was to long and the pace plodded along making me lose interest on multiple occasions. The message of living life to its fullest, is a great message, but I think it could have been conveyed better. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book had some quirky, funny, and enjoyable parts -- but overall it was to long and the pace plodded along making me lose interest on multiple occasions. The message of living life to its fullest, is a great message, but I think it could have been conveyed better. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Libba Bray not only breaks the mold of the ubiquitous dying-teenager genre — she smashes it and grinds the tiny pieces into the sidewalk. For the record, I’d go anywhere she wanted to take me.

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Take my advice and live for a long long time, because the maddest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die. - Cervantes, Don Quixote
Hope is the thing with feathers. - Emily Dickinson
It's a small world after all. - Walt Disney
For my parents with love. This one's also for Wendy. And, as always, for Barry and Josh.
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The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World.
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All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.--Amazon.com
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Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

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