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Apocalypse Cow de Michael Logan
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Apocalypse Cow (2012 original; edició 2012)

de Michael Logan (Autor)

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"Forget the cud. They want blood. It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain's livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies. And if that wasn't bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn't recognize a scoop if she tripped over one. As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world? Three losers. Overwhelming odds. One outcome . . . Yup, we're screwed"--… (més)
Membre:Serrana
Títol:Apocalypse Cow
Autors:Michael Logan (Autor)
Informació:Transworld Pub (2012), 347 pages
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Apocalypse Cow de Michael Logan (2012)

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So this was an adventure. This book was as funny as I expected, but also serious, which I did not anticipate. It follows several people separately as a government made virus is accidentally released and infects cows at an abattoir in Scotland. A terrifying government agent is sent to clean up the mess and tie up any loose ends. But a lone cow manages to escape the slaughter and sets off infecting animals along to countryside.

The various characters' stories all merge until they are one group trying to escape Britian and avoid capture, torture and death at the hands of secret government assassin. All while trying to avoid slavering animals who were hell bent on screwing and then eating the uninfected to death.

There were some parts with the slaughtering that turned my stomach and made me put the book down for a bit. But this was a good read. I actually connected with some of the characters and was rooting for them to survive and get the true story out about how the virus was actually spread. This book was a mess in the good sense. I'm looking forward to diving into the sequel. ( )
  ViragoReads | Dec 20, 2019 |
Apocalypse Cow is a good summer read, with plenty of action and wry humor to keep it moving through an otherwise standard 'zombie apocalypse' plot. It is a tad predictable, following the well-rutted path of all of the other zombie stories that have been published. That is a shame, as the title suggests a tie-in with Conrad's Heart of Darkness (via the movie Apocalypse Now), which never materializes. With a little work, the story could have leveraged that classic work and elevated itself well above the rest of the genre like a pole vaulter fleeing a herd of mad holsteins. Of course, in that case I would have demanded better character development with less reliance on stock character types. ( )
  G-Morrison | Nov 18, 2019 |
It started with one cow who refused to die. Some brilliant British officials got the bright idea to develop a virus that uses animals to spread disease and kill people....problem is the scientist decided it would be cool to see how many transmission vectors they could add at one time. Soon "zombie" cows, sheep, foxes, rats, etc...are killing, or having sex with everything in sight. In the falling apart country the story follows a family of vegans, a lonely slaughterhouse worker, and a clueless reporter as they struggle to survive and get the story out......then the virus jumps to humans.

A fun story thats well written and enjoyable. ( )
  dswaddell | May 1, 2019 |
Apocalypse Cow offered all the quirky humour I expected from a Terry Pratchett Prize winner with a pun for a title, and then it gave me a lot more. It's actually a good apocalypse story - thrilling and shockingly credible. It's gross enough at some points to have made me turn my head from the book (as if that helps). It's like all the people I love best - dark, smart, funny, and a bit disturbing. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Apr 14, 2019 |
Zombie cows, nuff said. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
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"Forget the cud. They want blood. It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain's livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies. And if that wasn't bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn't recognize a scoop if she tripped over one. As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world? Three losers. Overwhelming odds. One outcome . . . Yup, we're screwed"--

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