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Going Bovine

Going Bovine - Libba Bray

Cam is an apathetic high school student whose best interest in school is getting high. When he begins to experience hallucinations and physical reactions, he attributes it to his pot smoking. However early on in the novel Cam is diagnosed with a form of "mad cow" disease and his time is running short. Soon he begins to interact with a pink punk angel named Dulcie, who sends him on a quest along with Gonzo, one of Cam's friends and hospital room mate. As the plot unfolds the reader begins to notice how unreliable Cam is as a narrator, and can see how the disease is progressing. Needless to say many of the out of this world events that Cam narrates are humorous and sometimes sexual in nature. After all disease or not Cam is still a teenager. 

 

Bray, L. (2009). Going bovine. New York: Delacorte Press.