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Book Review: Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan

Funny horror story where there are three sides to the apocalypse-party: the vegetarians, the meat-eaters, and the cows, and a few others, poking fun at chemical weapons, zombies, and questions like are carrots the best food out there and should we all be wearing hemp clothes? The book doesn’t provide answers, but it might make you consider being kind to the cows and even more agreeable for the rats; the mischief which can conquer islands and invade cars.

The story is a simple one: What happens in a cowpocalypse? How people will react and survive? And is a near-death experience(s) one way to find who you are and what you are capable of? I kind of liked the book. It isn’t as deep as I would want it to be, but it pokes fun at stereotypes (military man, a teenager, newspaperwoman, a slaughterer, evil twins, oaf, an argumentative vegan world saver, and a dopey ex-soldier) and takes its own spin on to the questions should we eat meat at all. (As I already wrote: there’s no answer though as there isn’t really an argument going on beyond the jokes.)

But I’m not sure if I mind a bit of light fun now and then. The only drawback of the book is that its pacing is off. The middle part takes a considerable chunk out of the book, and when you think the action will start and you have that fun zombie action, the book is almost at its end. Overall a great book.

Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day, but do look out for the cows harboring sinister thoughts!

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