Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Hollow Kingdom

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 ®.Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His ...


Details Hollow Kingdom

TitleHollow Kingdom
ISBN9781538745823
Author
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Humor
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Reviews Hollow Kingdom

  • Hannah Greendale
    1970-01-01
    💚 Really hoping to see this genre bending debut nominated for all the prizes. 💚Buxton catapults readers through the apocolpyse in a horrific yet hilarious tale narrated by an unapologically crass crow. Anyone would be hard-pressed to list a comperable title for this book. An off-the-wall gem.
  • Char
    1970-01-01
    HOLLOW KINGDOM is simply sublime!S.T. is a domesticated crow living with his mofo, Big Jim. (S.T. calls all humans mofos, because that's what Jim calls them.) He spends his days learning tricks, caching objects and avoiding Dennis, Big Jim's bloodhound. Then, Jim's eyeball falls out. What happens next? You'll have to read this to find out!I read the reviews of a few of my friends and decided to give this one a go. I'm so glad I did. There is real...
  • Tucker
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Everything talks. You just have to be willing to listen After much deliberation, my final rating is 2.5 stars. This book wasn’t bad. Not at all. There was just quite a lot that fell short for me. Emphasis on me. I’m sure this book will work for a lot of people. It just did not work for me. Here’s why:➵ The science fiction flunked - I was reall...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    When I was first offered the opportunity to read Hollow Kingdom, I hesitated. Books from the point of view of an animal just aren’t my thing. But, the book sounded interesting and I kept thinking about it. I finally ended up giving the book a try.I am so glad I did.I loved this book so much. It has everything! Characters I loved, heroism, heartbreak (such heartbreak!), epic battles, romance, and even hope. From the moment I met our foul-mouthed...
  • Carolyn
    1970-01-01
    *4.5* Stars. This is a book of towering imagination which displays the author’s deep love of nature. Humans have turned into ravenous, mindless zombies, perhaps by increasingly ignoring our natural world. The cause is rumoured to be due to a virus in their smart devices. This has led to a severance from nature. Even in their altered state, they show an attachment and obsession with the shiny screens of iPhones and tablets.The story is narrated...
  • Yodamom
    1970-01-01
    What a trip, this read was. It had all the drama, intense action, death, love, hope and despair you expect in a zombie apocalypse read but it wasn't from the human viewpoint. This was the world as seen by animals, domestic, wild, captured, and other. They have personalities, and voice their beliefs all while trying to figure out this new world without the old humans. There is so much going on, so many things to consider. Animals trapped in homes,...
  • Amy Poeppel
    1970-01-01
    You are in for such a treat! It is a darkly funny, wonderful book. LOVED it!!!
  • Judith E
    1970-01-01
    This is cleverly funny with a good message, but I couldn’t wait to be done with it. I loved the first 50 pages but it dragged from that point on. The message and the plot were repetitive with a somewhat simplistic view of nature. I often zone out when reading battle preparations and scenes and there were numerous fights and conflicts going on here. The main character is a precocious crow that uses his human training to unite with nature and ani...
  • Athena Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for the e-arc in exchange for an honest review!Kira Jane Buxton presents Hollow Kingdom, where animals are trying to survive and thrive in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The MC is a snarky and extremely foul mouthed crow named S.T. (Shit Turd), with his sidekick Dennis, a bloodhound. His MoFo best friend and owner's eyeball falls out and the story goes from there.Honestly if you like a bi...
  • Trin
    1970-01-01
    Narrated by a domesticated crow named Shit Turd, a.k.a. S.T., Hollow Kingdom is a zombie apocalypse novel from the perspective of all the animals left behind in this changed world after humanity succumbs to the zombie plague. S.T. and his loyal puppy pal Dennis end up on a quest to rescue the Domestics – the other pets who are starving or helpless and often trapped inside their deceased owners’ homes. But they have to face off against predato...
  • Stacy
    1970-01-01
    In Hollow Kingdom, a tale of chaos and optimism, you know that things are bleak when our narrator/historian Shit Turd (S.T.), a humorous, graceful and insightful domesticated crow confides in the first sentence, “I should have known something was dangerously wrong long before I did.” And, thus S.T. begins to recount what happened starting with the day that Big Jim lost his eyeball. With the help of his animal colleagues, S.T. travels the city...
  • Alice
    1970-01-01
    I LOVED this book!! Milo and Otis meets Station Eleven in a post-apocalyptic journey with a mouthy crow named Shit Turd (S.T. for short) and a devoted hound named Dennis. As hilarious as this book often is, there is an underlying thread reflecting on humans and the destruction we leave in our wake as seen by the animals that survive us.Clever, funny, profane and strangely inspiring, this book is for everyone. I can't remember loving a book this m...
  • Tracett
    1970-01-01
    Charming, delightful, creepy and altogether involving post apocalyptic new mythology of Seattle environs. I loved the thoughtfully written characteristics of these animals. ST’s lifetime collection of facts as his crow’s cache of glitter and glass is especially a treat. Murky science kept this from a 5 star read, but It was still a treat to watch this story unfold. Movie please!
  • Mark CC
    1970-01-01
    This book made me laugh a whole bunch, which is always a plus, and also almost made me cry (view spoiler)[DAMMIT DENNIS (hide spoiler)]. But it was a lot more than that. The most impressive thing was the way it handled all the tone transitions between jokes about animals, horrifying accounts of apocalyptic violence, jokes about humans, descriptions of the majesty and awe of nature, metaphorical warnings about the shortcomings of technology, and e...
  • Jules
    1970-01-01
    While not perfect, it was an utter delight. Look forward to recommending it to others when it comes out!
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    Where do I even begin.. I loved this book!So funny and slightly morbid. Such a creative book and well written!Recommending to all my friends!!
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Hollow Kingdom is an amazing novel on many levels. It’s a compelling story with a smart, sassy crow as the protagonist, humor that kept me smiling and often giggling, fascinating facts about the natural world, and subtle warnings about the earth’s environment. On top of that it’s so well written. I especially enjoyed the author’s sense of rhythm, use of sound, and overall mastery of craft.
  • John
    1970-01-01
    Hollow Kingdom is a joyful dessert that bears the flavors of an exciting and touching adventure, with sprinkles of horror and comedy, sitting on an apocalypse plate. I love this book!
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    This book was absolutely nothing that I expected, which made it just about perfect. If you think there is nothing new under the post-apocalyptic sun, definitely give this one a try.
  • Diana
    1970-01-01
    The zombie apocalypse as narrated by a wise-ass pet crow and other animals? Yes please!I read this on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't believe it's an accident that some of my favorite books this year had beautifully developed non-human characters.* It might be that I'm fed up with humans. The main narrator of this book is S.T., which stands for Shit Turd, the name given to him by his human- before his human, and apparently all the other...
  • Daniel Cuthbert
    1970-01-01
    Secret Life Of Pets meets The Road meets a touch of the Howard Stern Show in this insanely good book. I have to say just reading the back cover of this book got me excited to read it, and I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards! You are immediately introduced to S.T., a domesticated crow whose owners goes from sipping brewskies and having terrible tinder dates, to an unfortunate loss of certain bodyparts before meeting his end. While t...
  • Mark Michaels
    1970-01-01
    This is an incredible tale from the most unlikely heroes. I absolutely would not put this book down once I was able to get my hands on it! The flair describing both the incredible and the mundane that the author paints for us is inspiring. It's a wonderful adventure on the surface with quite a lot to say about the situation we find ourselves in right now. I'm not an avid reader and this tale and author were downright irresistible. With this novel...
  • Corry
    1970-01-01
    I feel privileged to have been in a close orbit as this book was conceived, gestated and born, laughing out loud as Shit Turd and Dennis started on their outrageous adventure. I love the perspective this book gives: seeing humans in all their fallibility but through loving and compassionate eyes. I especially love the vignettes that reveal the other creatures on this fantastical journey, the whale, the cat, the hairy coo (just read it, ok!) It's ...
  • Vicki Olafson
    1970-01-01
    Hollow Kingdom will take you on an emotional journey, attaching you so strongly to each character that you'll resist putting the book down until it's done. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll forget to eat dinner or go to bed because you have to get to the next page. Amazing and incredible novel Kira Jane Buxton!! Love this book!!!
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    So much apocalyptic fun! Narrated by S.T. a keen-eyed domestic crow and humanity’s biggest cheerleader, Hollow Kingdom is a terrifyingly funny, sometimes heart wrenching tour of the impact of societal collapse from the point of view of those closest to us.A necessary examination of what it means to be human. A joyful expansion of the human heart.
  • Deedi (DeediReads) Brown
    1970-01-01
    All my reviews live at https://deedireads.com/.Rating: 4.5/5When I heard that this was an apocalyptic comedy narrated by a sweary-mouthed crow, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Still, this wasn’t it. Sometimes the summary blurb on a book does the perfect job of summing it up — in the case of Hollow Kingdom, those words are “a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp.”This book was HILARIOUS. It was also so, so beautiful. I fou...
  • KC
    1970-01-01
    After mankind goes completely haywire due to worldwide virus, animals are left to help Mother Nature tip the scales to restore order all with a touch of humor. Hollow Kingdom has it all; lovable characters similar to those in The Incredible Journey, heart pounding intensity found in The Walking Dead, facing the unknown like in Bird Box, parallels to Stephen King's Cell to Jeff VanderMeer's take on nature vs man. This debut novel is not to be miss...
  • Tiffany
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton.Unfortunately I did not like this book. Had it not been an ARC, I would've DNF'd it.The premise is a zombie apocalypse has wiped out humanity and we see the events through the eyes of several animals, most living in Seattle. Our main protagonist is a crow named Shit Turd. While I do not mind some vulgarity, this book reads as if an immature boy wrote it. There were many fart and poop jokes, ...