Hollow Kingdom Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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This book was such an unexpected breath of fresh air. I picked it up because of its apparent quirkiness, but I fell in love with it because of its hilarity and heart. I find it really is a rare book that can make me feel a true catharsis, and this adventure told from the perspective of a sassy crow did just that. Buxton has spent time with animals, and her novel reminds us how much we continue to learn from themeven in fictionalized situations. I will be recommending this book for many years.

— Nikki

What a simultaneously refreshing, terrifying, and entertaining book! I'm not a huge zombie postapocalyptic book person, but after about twenty people told me to read this book, I finally did...and I'm so glad! Hollow Kingdom is the story of Shit Turd (S.T. for short), a witty, foulmouthed crow, and his wrinkly hound pal Dennis, who must find a way to survive after the fall of humankind. This book is laughoutloud hilarious, full of emotion, and reinforces my belief that animals are better than humans in pretty much every possible way.

— Jennifer

August 2019 Indie Next List

“We need more heroes like S.T. — a foul-mouthed, idealistic, moral crow with unquenchable courage — and his sidekick, a befuddled bloodhound. Kira Jane Buxton speaks crow, gull, dog, housecat, and owl with such fluency and poetry that I could not put this book down. Her vision of the zombie apocalypse is a strange and wonderful journey I want to take again and again. I really can’t think of another current novel that conveys such humor, joy, sorrow, and hope so beautifully. Thank you for restoring my faith that this world may live on.”
— Dena Kurt, River Lights Bookstore, Dubuque, IA

Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Who could ask for a better narrator for the zombie apocalypse than a crudely hilarious, domesticated crow? S.T. — the aforementioned crow — sets off on an adventure around Seattle to save the human race from its seemingly rapid demise. This novel is outrageously fun, witty, timely, strange, and definitely worth the read.”
— Lauren Suidgeest, Schuler Books (Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI


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 (R).Then 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549182075
ISBN-10: 1549182072
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Language: English