Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale by David Duchovny

Elsie the cow is in crisis.  She looked into the farmer’s window while the humans were mesmerized by the box god and learned the fate of her mother and what will eventually be her fate as well.  She also finds out from the flickering box god called Discovery that there is a land where cows are worshipped, not eaten, and she begins to plan her escape to India.  Other barnyard animals get wind of her plan and ask to go the lands of their dreams as well.  Jerry, a.k.a. Shalom, wants to go to Israel since the Jews there won’t eat him and Tom, a turkey, wants to go to…Turkey.  He figures things will be amazing for him there.  How do three animals leave America for lands abroad?  That’s where things get interesting.

In a word, this book is silly.  The main character is cow who wrote a book about her adventures so I shouldn’t have expected anything else.  Duchovny reads his novel, which lends a lot of humor to the audiobook.  I don’t think I could have finished the book if I was actually reading it instead of listening.  If you have a short road trip coming up and need a giggle, this could be a good choice.