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Apocalypse Cow by [Logan, Michael]
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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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*Starred Review* Co-winner of the inaugural Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Award (which seeks out stories set in a recognizable but alternate version of Earth), this startlingly funny novel imagines a contemporary Scotland in which animals are infected with an experimental virus that turns them into crazed killing machines and makes them damned near impossible to kill. Yes: zombie animals. And not just cows, but also rats, dogs, cats, sheep, and more. Battling for survival against this army of undead animals are a domineering vegan, her perpetually stoned husband, and their scrawny son, an untalented journalist; joining this unheroic-seeming family are a scientist who helped created the virus; a survivor of the bovine uprising that started the virus’ spread across the nation; and the survivor’s unpleasant cousin, his mousy wife, and their two obnoxious children. This ragtag crew is being chased by a government guy who will do anything, especially (and rather gleefully) commit murder, to keep the truth about the virus from getting out. This clever and very funny twist on the traditional zombie novel is exceedingly well executed (it approaches but never quite steps into parody territory), and it ends with a scene that pretty much demands a sequel. Great stuff for horror and fantasy fans. --David Pitt

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"Apocalypse Cow treads that rare path between horrific and hilarious, which makes for a very fun read indeed. Give it a go." -Christopher Moore, author of Lamb, Fool, and A Dirty Job

"Apocalypse Cow made me snort with laughter." — Terry Pratchett, author of the award-winning and bestselling Discworld novels

"Logan has a flair for unique description (“a muscled chest that made Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pecs look like burst balloons”) and for painting a mental picture almost photographic in its clarity. An impressive start for an author who’s going places." - Publishers Weekly

"This clever and very funny twist on the traditional zombie novel is exceedingly well executed (it approaches but never quite steps into parody territory), and it ends with a scene that pretty much demands a sequel. Great stuff for horror and fantasy fans." - Booklist, Starred Review

 "Apocalypse Cow is a promising first novel, with a challenging premise that will be hard to top, so it'll be interesting to see what he has lined up next. Perhaps something equally horrifying (and hilarious) for the vegetarian set." - Rue Morgue

Product details

  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (May 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 10, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NG92OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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