With the walkers haunting the streets, the retarded zombies from World War Z tattering their teeth and those big notorious apes attacking the world, you could never think anything beyond these creatures will ever try to take over the world. But Martin D Rothery has a different idea. He has brought this super idea that cows will finally show up some guts and make a great competition over zombies and apes when talking about conquering the world.
All this time, under the humans nose, cows have apparently been planning to take over the world. It is beyond belief how such normally docile creatures can be so evil like that. Hence when the first attack begins at the quiet village of Golthwaite, set in the tranquil surrounding of Yorkshire Dales, no body was prepared. Not even Jimmy Tatley, the dim hero figure in the story. Together along with his clever companion, Flossy, a sheepdog, they try to figure out how to tackle this emergency situation and prevent it to get worsen.
In my opinion:
This is an imagination takes on a whole new level. Even I still can’t imagine how cows can do such things like that! In this book, Martin pays attention in every details that you will feel as if you were in the middle of the war yourself. You could feel how the village becomes so mysteriously silent as Jimmy went out that morning. You could see the bird forming the word BEWARE at the back of your mind, like it were very real.
However, while reading this book I can’t stop thinking about The Cabin in The Woods. At glance you may not see the similarity between the two but if you take a general picture you can see that in both scenarios there are people or guardians or whatever they are putting up the plan and scenes.
The story line is too scary for children below six. Read this to them and they may be forever afraid of cows. But this book may be a fun reading for children above eight or nine. Martin’s style in describing scenes after scenes has been so intense yet very detail. A refreshing book on my overall experience. The only thing that I would like to remind you that this is totally a book with no cartoonist pictures of cows or anything like that. No need to worry though because the details are more than enough for you to create your own imagery of the scenes in your mind.
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