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Apocalypse Cow


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Forget the cud. They want outrageously entertaining and original take on the 'zombie apocalypse' - joint winner of the first Terry Pratchett 'Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now' Prize...

About the Author

Michael Logan is a Scottish journalist, whose career has taken him across the globe. He left Scotland in 2003 at the age of 32, has lived in Bosnia, Hungary, Switzerland and Kenya, and reported from many other countries. His experience of riots, refugee camps and other turbulent situations helps fuel his writing. Apocalypse Cow is his first novel. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and his piece We Will Go On Ahead and Wait for You won Fish Publishing's 2008 international One-Page Fiction Prize.

He currently lives in Nairobi and is married with two young children. More information can be found on his website-


"Apocalypse Cow made me snort with laughter" -- TERRY PRATCHETT
"A fast-paced dark comedy stuffed with violence, sprinkled with sex, reminiscent of Tom Sharpe, including witty lines and observations that are Pratchett-esque in their pointiness" * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
"A comic, blood-soaked times a hilarious social satire, and at others an action-packed gore fest, sure to please fans of the traditional zombie accomplished novel by a promising writer." * Press Association *
"Michael Logan's black comedy is an absurd yet utterly addictive read." * Stylist magazine *
"Some moments are very good indeed... Apocalypse Cow is a pacy, entertaining read" * We Love This Book *

Journalist Logan's humorous, gory debut explores the unique challenges of a zombie plague that starts with Britain's herd animals. The narrative is shared by Terry Borders, the only survivor of a slaughterhouse destroyed by rampaging zombie cows; Lesley McBrien, a second-rate journalist with information she shouldn't have; and Geldof Peters, a bullied teenager saddled with parentally enforced veganism. As the story brings them all together, electricity fails, martial law reigns, and people experience the best and worst of one another-mostly the worst. While some of the internal logic doesn't click as well as it might and the villain is straight out of central casting, Logan has a flair for unique description ("a muscled chest that made Arnold Schwarzenegger's pecs look like burst balloons") and for painting a mental picture almost photographic in its clarity. An impressive start for an author who's going places. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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