Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
“Forget the cud. They want blood.”
A secret British government agency is up to no good and a slaughterhouse in Scotland becomes ground zero when an experimental bioweapon gets loose. During the daily routine slaughter, Terry is about to use his bolt gun on the next bovine in line when he notices a mad look in its eye. The cow is mad. Not like Mad Cow Disease mad, but insane and REALLY annoyed. The crazed cow sneezes and sprays those around him with blood-flecked snot. It is the beginning of the end. Rampaging zombie cows slaughter the workers in the abattoir and only one human, Terry, manages to escape with his life. Unfortunately one cow escaped with his “unlife” as well…
Crude, crass, funny and oh so scary, this is a perfect read for those that like British humor mixed with their gore. I would have probably found it funnier if it didn’t scare me so much. Think about it, a zombie virus that infects only mammals except (at least as far as is known) humans. Think of all the gamboling sheep of the British countryside, now hoards of crazed killing machines. Nevermind the bunnies. And forget the sea of rats. Frankly, I was extremely creeped out by this one.
If you like to laugh while you squirm, scream and cringe you may find an enjoyable Halloween read here.