Hollow Kingdom Author:Kira Jane Buxton One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. — S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. — Th... more »en Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.
Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.« less
This book is part delightful romp through a zombie apocalypse and part horrifying journey through a post apocalyptic world. S.T. (crow) and Dennis (bloodhound) make a funny, loyal pair (or small murder from S.T.'s point of view). And there are some hilarious lines in this book! However, as we went along there were some brutal, upsetting moments (Cinnamon! Ugh!). So I am torn and don't recommend for the faint of heart.
I LOVE books with talking animals! This is a clever mashup of talking animals and a post apocalyptic zombie tale. A crow called S.T. (for S*** Turd) narrates most of the chapters, though a few others are told in the voices of a variety of animals around the world. This book has humor, adventure and heart. Highly recommended, especially for those burnt out on reading so much during the pandemic and looking for something different.