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Holy Cow by David Duchovny
  

Holy Cow

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Yes, it is that David Duchnovny, best known as Mulder from the X-Files. Here he has presented a wonderfully silly little novel narrated by a cow. Discontented with life in the barn and unwilling to be slaughtered, she set out into the world for a series of increasingly hilarious and ridiculous adventures. It’s a fast, easy read, really entertaining and distracting. If the pig converting to Judaism and the turkey who wants to fly don’t make you laugh then perhaps the cow’s asides to her editor will. It’s insane, and I mean that as a compliment; kind of like a grown-up Aardman animation. Read it and laugh.

If you like David Duchovny you might also like to read books by Leonie Swann, Sam Savage and Erlend Loe.

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Synopsis

Holy Cow by David Duchovny

Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. And anyone who enjoys a witty wisecrack in a novel. 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 - and what the Box God reveals about something called an 'industrial meat farm' shakes Elsie's understanding of her world to its core. The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who's recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave turkey who can't fly, but can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport ...Elsie is a wise-cracking, slyly witty narrator; Tom dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. David Duchovny's charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance the world desperately needs.

Reviews

David Duchovny is a very smart and wryly entertaining actor, and now, novelist. Although I will never publicly admit to jealousy, I am having him killed. Rob Lowe This is the best cow-based theological odyssey of all time. A hybrid of Joyce's Ulysses and beef. Elsie Bovary is a modern day Damona. Craig Ferguson David Duchovny's witty invention of the charming, brave and smart-mouthed Elsie Bovary guarantees that his Swiftian fable about a cow, a pig and a turkey's hilarious and moving farm-break to save themselves from the cruelty of human consumption is a literary feast no reader can resist. Rafael Yglesias, author of A Happy Marriage [Duchovny's] debut novel is a charming fable about dignity and tolerance, complete with anthropomorphized animals and replete with puns, double-entendres and sophisticated humor ... Kirkus Reviews (starred)


About the Author

David Duchovny is a television, stage and screen actor, as well as a screenwriter and director.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd February 2015

Author

David Duchovny

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472225887

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