Friday, January 4, 2013

Going Bovine - Libba Bray

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.

I know I've been gone for a long, long, Long-with-a-capital-L time. I am very, very sorry about that. Between work and school and life, I just haven't had much time for blogging. And, at the moment, I'm thinking about redoing my YouTube channel because, to be honest, I don't like it much. It could be SO much better. I'm too lazy to change it now, and it's almost my bed time, so I must get on with this review and stop talking about things you guys don't care about.

This, my dears, was my first Bray. I probably should have read this book when I first saw it, I was younger then and probably would have liked it more than I do today. At any rate, let's get on with the review!

It took me about a week (give or take a few days) to finish this story. Between work and school and life, I just don't think I can handle much reading at this time. Anyway, I thought that this story was fantasticly creative, and that it was new and fresh and something that I just haven't read about before. It was nice to read something different for a change. While this book did have it's magical influences, there were no vampires or werewolves or fae, (Shadowhunters would have been cool, but that's another story all together.) This story was strictly what it was, and I am okay with that. The characters were loveable (Especially the Little ones! They're my personal favorites) and they were very believeable, the setting was great, I almost felt like I was road-tripping with the gang, and the story was as believeable as it possiblly could have been, give in the nature of the story. Libba Bray's writing style is much like the way I think, and I found myself relating some of her words to my life as it was as I was reading. (If you didn't understand that, don't worry, it's not important. Just know that Bray's writing was fantastically enthralling and sarcastic and wonderous

There was just one thing that made this book somewhat annoying: The middle lasted FOREVER. There are only so many ways that you can go on adventures and end up in (pretty much) the same situation!

The ending of this story was fantastic, I loved every bit of the ending and I wish that the "villian" had more face time. He's an ominous presence for the most part and he had so much potential.


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