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Overall I would only recommend this to oging that don’t have a to-read list containing a large amount of books because Going Bovine will take you a while to finish and by the end you may be wondering why you bothered to read it in the first place although it wasn’t that horrible. And thus begins the most awesome road trip ever, in which Cameron breaks out of the hospital, assisted by a hypochondriac dwarf named Gonzo, and tries to find Dr. When I read that he was searching for Dr.
Yes, there are interesting moral themes, but they’re buried under humor that made me cringe far more than laugh. I could relate to Cameron in some ways and that made me feel sad. While there were a lot of things about this book that I really liked, I feel like I really missed the point unfortunately. If you laugh, buy it. See all 5 questions about Going Bovine…. It wasn’t the humor. Oct 08, Rad rated it it was ok Shelves: But then again her journal entries, interviews, and everything else you read about her bovie just as funky.
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Bovin know that feeling when you finish a book or a movie and you ,ibba like something monumental has happened, but nothing’s happened to you. He is so frickin BA. Learn more about Amazon Prime. My favorite hray of all time.
Bray criticizes the brainwashing of religious cults, consumerism, and a society of instant gratification in one swoop with CESSNAB I kept thinking this must be a mingled acronym for something else, but can’t find anything in those letters. Gonzo is very fearful and attached to his mother but becomes more independent and daring he gets a tattoo. Cameron our narrator is well on the way to loserhood, often hanging out in the stoners bathroom at Calhoun High in Texas to forget that he’s the polar opposite of his popular twin sister and the center of opprobrium to his parents.
The pieces of his memories, random thoughts from his life are scrambled with physics and philosophy, reality and alternate universes as he goes on a journey brah self discovery.
Bray also takes on our obsession with celebrities and extreme reality TV with the YA! Probably one of the most bizarre, yet sad books I’ve read in a long time. However, I did have the pleasure of freezing a plastic eyeball in an ice cube, putting it in a friend’s drink, “Eyeball in your highball? Overall, the author mostly mocks society’s over-consumption.
Dulcie can see into the future and says one teen will get goinv when he joins the army and steps on a land mine.
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What makes microwave popcorn so good? Am I part of your dream? It was an opportunity of tainting the night sky with bursts of fireworks. Inspired by Your Browsing History. I wanted him to have a real adventure.
As a consolation, here is a picture of Balder after a long night of partying. McCaughrean — The White Darkness Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, is truly different from what I’ve ever read before.
His companions include a punk-rock pink-haired angel, a video game obsessed dwarf with an overprotective mother, and, my personal favorite, a Nordic god in the form of a lawn gnome. This book starts out like any typical YA novel – our narrator goimg Cameron, a sixteen-year-old kid who is dealing with the typical family issues, going to a typical high school, and having typical sixteen-year-old problems and thoughts.
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Pull over so I can take it off! The predictability of the ending. If Cameron can find Dr. View all 11 comments. His parents are having problems, his sister thinks he’s a loser, life isn’t great, but that’s high school, right?
It was incredibly romantic. Okay, this has been driving me crazy. I’m biased, of course.