Thursday, March 08, 2012

2012 book 70

Libba Bray's Going Bovine
I've avoided reading this for years, b/c a book about a kid dying of mad cow disease and hallucinating a grand adventure just sounded kind of depressing. And I'll say that it's not actually depressing, and I see why it won lots of acclaim and awards, but I just wasn't into it. And I think the slightly alternate reality world worked better in Beauty Queens (which was about a reality tv show) as opposed to this story about a regular kid. I just wasn't feeling this, but it wasn't bad or anything. B.

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