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Going Bovine | [Libba Bray]

Going Bovine

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Can Cameron find what he's looking for?

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.

©2009 Libba Bray; (P)2009 Random House

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    Tim Chula Vista, CA, USA 03-05-10
    Tim Chula Vista, CA, USA 03-05-10
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    "A decent idea, too many curse words"

    Bray has a great idea, but the book is plagued by curse words. Apparently she thinks that all teens must talk that way. She is also stuck in the 80s. This is supposed to be a contemporary book, yet there are references to Star Wars and video arcades (which hardly exist any more). She seems hung up on MTV, with a thinly veiled Carson Daley as a chief annoyance.

    The idea, however, of a kid launching on a Quixotic quest while having Mad Cow Disease is great. I also loved having the god Balder stuck in a yard gnome. However, with this set up, the bad guy is obviously swiped from Star Wars (read Luke vs Vader in Degobah) and the ending is a serious let down.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 04-21-15
    Rebecca 04-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Pretty good"

    The story was very well written. However there was a few parts that weren't really cleared up and then ending was a little confusing as to what happened to Cameron. Over all I think it was a pretty good book.

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    alecia schubert 02-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If you are looking for something different..."
    What did you love best about Going Bovine?

    Book came highly recommended by another author, so I downloaded it without even looking at what it was about. Interesting listen...I was pulled in from the beginning


    What other book might you compare Going Bovine to and why?

    the Fault In Our Stars... Both books discuss teenagers and death


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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