Read the Abe’s!!!
“Read the Abe’s” is a new series were I, your friendly, neighborhood librarian, highlights an Abraham Lincoln Award nominee every other week.”
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Going Bovine is a hard one to explain, but what a wild, crazy, and fun read! After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Cam sets out on wackiest of all road trips to find a cure. He believes there is a cure because Dulcie, his quirky, punk guardian angel tells him there is. That’s only the beginning of the strangeness. Cam is also accompanied by a video game obsessed dwarf and a garden gnome who claims to be the Nordic god, Baldur. The rest of the book can best be summed up…hilarity ensues. How can it not with a crew like this? The best and the most frustrating part of this books is that you never quite know if this story is happening in real life or if Cam is just hallucinating it. Bray provides ample evidence for both, but she never says definitively either way. I like that she leaves it up to the reader to decide. This is a great book for people who enjoy reading about heavy subjects with a healthy dose of humor.
Next Up: Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser