Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray
Barnes & Noble
Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?
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'm really glad that Going Bovine wasn't my first introduction to Libba Bray. I absolutely LOVED Beauty Queens, so I naturally assumed that I would love GB just as much.
The premise was brilliant, but the execution just...wasn't. It was way too long and I kept wanting Cameron to...
(Spoilers after the jump)
...finish up with his quest and die already.