“World War Moo” by Michael Logan is the long-awaited sequel to “Apocalypse Cow”, the zombie cow book that started it all. England has succumbed to the epidemic that started with killer cows in a meat processing plant. Almost everyone in England has been exposed to the virus, rendering them fury and lust driven, except for a small handful that have been working at controlling their urges. The outside world is intent on protecting themselves from being exposed, possibly by destroying England.
“Apocalypse Cow” was one of the oddest books I’d read, and “World War Moo” continues that tradition. I appreciated that there were still encounters with mad cows and killer bunnies, keeping the book from being too gory and serious. It was nice to see some previous characters return, giving them a chance to grow and change, while still injecting new life with interesting plot twists using new characters as well. I should have re-read the first book because it took me a little bit of time to get back up to speed with the plot, so I wouldn’t recommend this book as a stand-alone.
This book was funny and twisted, definitely not your normal zombie book.
It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. Yep. That's right. They're still un-dead, and now the disease has spread to humans. The epidemic that transformed Britain's bovine population into a blood-thirsty, brain-grazing, zombie horde...err...zombie herd... is threatening to take over the globe in Michael Logan's World War Moo. And there's not much time left to stop it. All of Great Britain is infected and hungry. The rest of the world has a tough choice to make. Should they nuke the brits right off the map — men, women, children, cows and all — in the biggest genocide in history? Or should they risk global infection in a race against time to find a cure? With hungry zombies attempting to cross borders by plains, trains, boats, and any other form of transport available, it's only a matter of time before the virus gets out. And if it does, there's only one answer. This means war.