Holy Cow: A Novel
of Swine Not
By Jimmy Buffett
In that I hated it.
I love Buffet and Duchovny. Holy Cow, however, is hard to comprehend as to what this book actually is Is it a children’s book? An adult humor book? A fable or a joke? It is a about a regular milk cow that sees the Box God (a tv) and decides she has to go to India where they do not eat cows.
It reads like a middle school novel. However, it has adult humor and concepts. Duchovony makes an attempt to explain how a cow could book a flight on an airplane, but leaves as many questions as he answers. The author asks the reader to suspend their disbelief. A common trope. However, this has limits.
At the end, he addresses inconsistencies by saying it is just a story, However, he clearly has never been on a farm.
His message is clear and directly on the page. The cow addresses the reader directly and spouts off what is on the author’s mind. I agree with it, but I wanted a story.
I did read this book, so it kept me turning the page. It however, did not have a satisfying
Swine Not, is a more realistic novel. A family tries to hide a pig in a New York Apartment.
This description is the most interesting/funny part of the book.