Holy Cow by David Duchovny
(Yes, I know, I promised this ages ago…but it’s here now!)
This is the story of Elsie Bovary, a cow on a farm. For a long time she is happy on this farm doing her thing with the other cows until she discovers what life on the farm really means for animals like her. This leaves her with only one option and that is to escape.
I adored this book (I also adore David Duchovny…so…yeah…no bias here)!!!
It was completely insane and hilarious. It was a quick read and fairly easy read, great for those of us with packed schedules, desperately trying to find time to fill the reading void. I laughed. I cried. I grinned stupidly in public. And I will definitely read this book again. All of the antics and the situations that the animals find themselves are are just down right crazy. This whole book was crazy. But I loved it!!! I do suggest forgetting any semblance of reality while reading this book and just going along for the ride.
Though I do feel that as wild and unbelievable as many of the situations are, the book does offer the reader something about our society and culture today. It’s silly and thought provoking…a two for one deal!
Rating: 5 stars
So I haven’t been a good about updating this blog (or my tumblr) as I had hoped I would be….woops… Finals were insane then there was graduation and now summer classes… So to say I’ve been busy might be an understatement. But everything is starting to slow down and I’m going to return to doing my book reviews and other posts very soon!!!
The Martian by Andy Weir
After a freak accident during a mission, Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. No one knows he is still alive and it’s four years until the next crew comes to Mars. Watney has no way to tell anyone he’s alive much less enough food to last him until he could be rescued.
It sounds a little bleak and depressing…but trust me, this is an awesome book!!! I’m not normally one for survival tales (too stressful or too boring) but I loved this book! The humor and the suspense had an almost perfect balance. Nothing got so overly dramatic that I wanted to stop reading. Actually the entire time that I was reading this book, I NEVER WANTED TO PUT IT DOWN!!! Now I’m recommending it to everyone. Plus, it’s being made into a movie by Ridley Scott and going to star Matt Damon as Mark Watney. So go minions!!! Go forth and read this awesome book!!!