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Hollow Kingdom Paperback – 6 August 2019

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The human apocalypse as only a crow can tell it. * Publishers Weekly * Buxton's quirky ideas and compelling nonhuman characters will satisfy literary fiction and zombie genre enthusiasts alike who are looking for something beguilingly different. * Booklist, starred review * If you've ever thought that humans were the ones in charge, Kira Jane Buxton's groundbreaking novel will have you thinking otherwise. Full of unforgettable humor, insight and beauty, Hollow Kingdom enriches our human experience by inhabiting the minds (and bellies!) of our non-human animal companions and reminding us that we're not alone here on this earth. * Ruth Ozeki, nationally bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being * Everything you're hearing about Kira Jane Buxton's Hollow Kingdom--that it's wildly original and inventive, funny and profane--is wonderfully true. But even better, this book is timely, smart, movingly written, and beautifully concluded. * Laurie Frankel, author of This is How It Always Is * I love this book so much! I wanted to set it on fire while hugging it. I wanted to hasten the apocalypse just to see how my own pets fare in a more humane world without humans. Kira Jane Buxton's voice is fresh, like a newly dug grave, but so joyful and honest you'll laugh out loud, and then check to make sure you haven't lost an eyeball. Hollow Kingdom is a wildly original debut and a paean to my favorite city. * Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet * One of our favourite wacky reads this year * Magic Book Club * Beguilingly different * Booklist, starred review * Funny and sad, Buxton's fable is also full of purpose and meaning, and ultimately hopeful * Morning Star * A wholesome and humorous tale of unlikely heroism. * Daily Express * A funny and heartwarming book that stays with you long after you finish it * Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks * A plucky hero, a boisterous tale, startling prose and eerie events combine for a thoroughly enjoyable account of the end of the world as we know it. The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead. * Karen Joy Fowler, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves * A quirky zombie apocalypse romp * SFX * Part ecological fable and part adventure story, but it's all very good * SciFi Now, ***** * Hollow Kingdom is a nature book for our own age, an exuberant, glittering, hard-hitting mashup of Dawn of the Dead and The Incredible Journey. It's an adventure lit by strange myths, brand-names, television and smartphone screens, a fable with teeth and claws about animals making new lives amongst the ruins of humanity. It's transformative, poignant, and funny as hell. S.T. the irrepressible, cursing crow is my new favourite apocalyptic hero. * Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H Is for Hawk *

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One of our favourite wacky reads this year - Magic Book Club

Funny and sad, Buxton's fable is also full of purpose and meaning, and ultimately hopeful - Morning Star

A wholesome and humorous tale of unlikely heroism - Daily Express

A funny and heartwarming book that stays with you long after you finish it - Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Headline Review; 1st edition (6 August 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1472268660
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1472268662
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15 x 2.8 x 23.2 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crow's own story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crow's own story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2019
I've read one other novel with a corvid point of view narrator before (Raven's End by Ben Gadd). It is not an easy thing to pull off, nor is telling a tale with an eco-morality message without sounding preachy. Ms Buxton completely masters both by keeping the tone light (while describing the most horrific scenes), making her crow narrator irresistible and giving the story lots of unexpected twists and turns. I kept reading parts of it out loud for the ascerbic rambling internal monologue of S.T. It's been a while since I have read a book cover to cover within days of buying it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual - a great read. Go for it!
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