[Read Going Bovine] epub by Libba Bray



10 thoughts on “Going Bovine

  1. says:

    I'm biased of course Libba's not just my client she's my wife But this is one of the funniest books I've ever read and will break your heart at the same time She wrote the first draft of this book in one month for a workshop organized by Cynthia Leitich Smith It just poured out of her and I knew it was something special when she'

  2. says:

    Bray takes on the great Don uixote and delivers than a modern satire She gives us a wild ride worthy of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz that is not only fun and hilarious but moving and exceptionally written This novel is a monumental undertaking and somehow Bray accomplishes itIn the beginning I found Cameron wholly unrel

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    Sixteen year old Cameron Smith confidently states that the best day of his entire life was when he was a toddler and his family visited Disney Land During that day he almost got himself killed in a freak drowning accident Already it is evident of Cameron's mindset or the teenage group he fits into the lazy jaded underachievers tha

  4. says:

    me this book failI made it to page 93 and still wasn't feeling it I think it was just a touch too random and there were so many tangents from the main story line that I wasn't engaged enough Also the uirky anecdotes and asides just didn't do anything for me Perhaps as an Aussie I just have a different sense of humour and found it too hard to relate?Once I started doing the skimming thing I was trying to zoom ahead and see if I could stumbl

  5. says:

    As I plow through this sludge I'm reminded of a favorite uote which I think is from Charles Ives Awards are the badges of mediocrit

  6. says:

    Okay here's my reviewIt started out good although very reminiscent of a modern day Holden CaulfieldThen it went really psychedelicThen I finished it and found something else to readGreat concept just kind of average execution

  7. says:

    I really wanted to love this but honestly this was the weirdest book I've ever read and I once read a book where the main character could listen to Justin Timberlake's music and literally transport herself into a realistic sex scene with him So there's that While there were a lot of things about this book that I really li

  8. says:

    “These are hard times The world hurts We live in fear and forget to walk with hope But hope has not forgotten you So ask it to dinner It's probably hungry and would appreciate the invitation” One word to describe this book CRUELIt’s also one of the most honest books I’ve ever readASK ME HOW I’M FEELING RIGHT NOWI’m feeling everything all at once I am bleeding lightLibba Bray how could you Why would you mak

  9. says:

    Somewhat apt analogy here Libba Bray hanging out with the stoners and miscreants in the high school bathroom some with little on their mind than escaping the mundane world by getting high and wadding up the the institutional cheap ass paper towels getting them wet and hurling the gluey muck at the ceiling while Libba's there doing

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    This book starts out like any typical YA novel our narrator is Cameron a sixteen year old kid who is dealing with the typical family issues going to a typical high school and having typical sixteen year old problems and thoughts We get through about sixty pages of this so Libba Bray can set up Cameron's personality and s

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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Libba Bray

Can Cameron find what he’s looking forAll 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 b. Sixteen year old Cameron Smith confidently states that the best day of his entire life was when he was a toddler and his family visited Disney Land During that day he almost got himself killed in a freak drowning accident Already it is evident of Cameron s mindset or the teenage group he fits into the lazy jaded underachievers that dwell within the restrooms of high school smoking pot Things can t seem to get any worse until Cameron learns he has contracted Mad Cow Disease and that his death is inevitable After his immediate hospitalization a drug induced hallucination appears by his bedside and persuades him to find a cure and save the world from evil fire giants The remainder of the book details his adventures including punk cow angels New Orleans greatest musicians Slurpee machines gone wild and a talking yard gnome Throughout his exciting endeavor Cameron learns what truly separates simply existing and living life to the fullestWhether it was the fact that I was busy achieving this book s theme living life or that the plot seemed to drag it took me uite a long time to finish this novel What stood out to me the most but failed to impress me was the seemingly endless middle portion of the book where Cameron goes on the crazy adventure Bray does a good job of communicating the fact that Cameron s brain is deteriorating yet I never felt a connection to the character at all Which is strange because I am an adolescent maleThe main highlight of Going Bovine was its humorous events There were moments I found myself laughing out loud due to the sheer hilarity of occurrences taking place There were also uite a few allusions to various individuals and objects however because of the book s intended age group I m fairly certain that many teenagers will not understand the references and will be left scratching their heads in confusionAnother good aspect of Going Bovine was its central theme or the idea that Bray is trying to communicate throughout the story living life to the fullest and not letting yourself simply exist The theme was stuck into almost every situation Cameron found himself in so even the most uneducated teen could understand what the book is about Sadly Cameron s little fantasy that was taking place inside his mind didn t enthrall me at all by the middle of the book I was rapidly flipping the pages not because I couldn t wait to see what was happening but because I wanted to get it over with A little note to the side is that the last few pages were actually extraordinary it was one of the few moments I found myself emotionally connecting to the story and characters Overall I would only recommend this to people that don t have a to read list containing a large amount of books because Going Bovine will take you a while to finish and by the end you may be wondering why you bothered to read it in the first place although it wasn t that horribleWant to read of my reviews Follow me here

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Ad news he’s sick and he’s going to die Which totally sucks Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie a loopy punk angelpossible hallucination with a bad sugar habit She tells Cam there is a cure if he’. me this book failI made it to page 93 and still wasn t feeling it I think it was just a touch too random and there were so many tangents from the main story line that I wasn t engaged enough Also the uirky anecdotes and asides just didn t do anything for me Perhaps as an Aussie I just have a different sense of humour and found it too hard to relateOnce I started doing the skimming thing I was trying to zoom ahead and see if I could stumble across the plot somewhere hidden in there I just decided to move on altogetherit is a uniue book and very much loved just not for meOn a side note I am kind of proud of myself for giving up on books I m not into lately I used to hang in there gritting my teeth until the bitter end Kind of liberating allowing myself to ditch a book that doesn t match me

Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Libba Bray

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. These are hard times The world hurts We live in fear and forget to walk with hope But hope has not forgotten you So ask it to dinner It s probably hungry and would appreciate the invitation One word to describe this book CRUELIt s also one of the most honest books I ve ever readASK ME HOW I M FEELING RIGHT NOWI m feeling everything all at once I am bleeding lightLibba Bray how could you Why would you make such a masterpiece that s both life changing and horrifying But oh well most life changing things scare you first and keep you awake at night thinking The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World I m sixteen now so you can imagine that s left me with uite a few days of major suckage Going Bovine tells the story of Cameron Smith and how his life was slowly drained out of him by mad cow disease It s an adventure that will keep you looking for the meaning of life serving you answers with the aid of a gnome a dwarf and a pink haired sweet toothed angelI didn t expect all the things that this book contained It was so random literally but the author was able to stitch up those weird things together to create so much depth leaving a big black hole in my chestI was hesitant at first to read this book because I usually don t like stories that focus on characters that would most probably die due to their disease I still gave it a try because Libba Bray wrote it and I love her The Diviners series so much The things that Cameron went through were so unpredictable It just showed how creative the author is and that she s excellent in itThe author s writing for this book is flawless even though a huge amount of cussing was thrown into it to inject a certain amount of casualness It was in itself filled with personality Who but the mad would choose to keep on living In the end aren t we all just a little crazy This was such a hilarious read although it tackles serious issues in life that we usually don t discuss What would you do if you were told that you could still be saved from dying in the hands of such an incurable disease Would you give it your all and take the risk of finding a solution to that problem What makes life worth living What defines happiness Is there even a time for love if you re dying What awaits us at the end of the road There were just so many uestions that clawed at my soul throughout the story that by the end of it I was bursting with enlightenment and tearsCameron lived a normal and ordinary life before he got sick He had issues like most teenagers His sister went with the popular kids who didn t like the weird ones like him and so they didn t get along His parents relationship was slowly being torn apart by the affair that his father was most probably having with his secretary and his mother s weakness in opinions and decisionsI could relate to Cameron in some ways and that made me feel sad He was driven by his will by his hope even though the path he was taking didn t absolutely guarantee what he was seeking Maybe in some ways at some points in life we ve all been like him fueled by want and desire to reach a goalMeeting Dulcie somehow changed Cameron s life It was an opportunity of tainting the night sky with bursts of fireworks She was adorable a bit confusing sometimes due to her indirect instructions and statements as a messenger and guide Dulcie was a very interesting character but among all of them she was the one I least understood as a person due to her being mysteriousGonzo the dwarf was uite entertaining He had OCD which was basically induced by his mom He had to make sure that anything he ate or used was sanitized well enough based on his mom s standardsBalder the yard gnome who claimed to be a god cursed was also very amusing The way he talked was very formal and he spoke of his identity and where he came from firmly and surely neglecting people s doubts about him She never utters a sound even when she s crying and that makes me a little sad Doesn t seem right When you cry people should hear you The world should stop Every scenario in the trip that went well was something I supposed eualed to pain in Cameron s reality He was falling further to the bottom the closer he reached the end of the road It was terrifying but real It was both hopeful and hopelessIn the end it was all about appreciating the life each person was given It was about looking back at every turn made and not regretting any of them Going Bovine is an honest story confronting the lies we tell ourselves It s eye opening and heart shatteringThis read is highly recommended and everyone should read it