Going Bovine

Going Bovine - What more is there to say??? I mean really, the backflap says it all.So, i was a little surprised when i heard about this book and saw that Libba was not doing a fantasy-type novel like A Great and Terrible Beauty but after watching the trailer she made for this book [wherein she dresses in a cow suit and walks around New York:] i knew that this was probably going to be better that AGATB.Well... it was something....Totally freakin' awesome, also, completely impossible to review!It was like... taking the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, putting a Libba Bray spin on it, and then throw in drug induced hallucinations.Who wouldn't want to read this book????The story is of Cameron, a total good for nothing who doesn't give a care until he develops Mad Cow Disease and told that there really is no cure.Enter Dulcie, the pink haired, combat boot clad, sugar obsessed angel who tells him this totally cosmic story about dark matter, parallel worlds, a Doctor that goes by X, and a cure.But, Cameron has to find this Dr X to get the cure. So, along with dwarf friend Gonzo. Off he goes.What results i can only describe as totally indescribable. Seriously, i am floored at how someone can even come up with such complete random awesomeness. It was hilarious, thought provoking, tear jerking, and totally amazing.On their journey they meet a cult of happiness [omg. that was one of my favourite parts:] a gnome who isn't really a gnome. And a plethora of random.... awesomeness....If you're a fan of Libba's previous work i would read this. If you like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you should read this. If you hate reading and don't even know why you're reading this post.... you should read this. If you have ever pondered [as i have:] just WHAT makes microwave popcorn so freakin' delicious, you should read this!It was deep and cosmic in an odd sort of way, it's definitely a book i plan on reading again... and again... until i at least vaguely comprehend the awesome.