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Holy Cow by David Duchovny
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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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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.

About the Author

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

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

David Duchovny

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Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781472225887

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