Hollow Kingdom

Hollow Kingdom Review

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 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.

Title:Hollow Kingdom
Edition Language:English

    Hollow Kingdom Reviews

  • Char

    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, cachi...

  • Tucker

    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...

  • Hannah Greendale

    💚 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 cras...

  • OutlawPoet

    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 ab...

  • Rebecca

    (I managed the first 36 pages on this attempt.) Do you have a friend who’s intimidatingly sharp, whose every spoken or written line leaps from wordplay to a joke to an allusion to a pun? That’s ho...

  • Yodamom

    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 see...

  • Carolyn

    *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...

  • Judith E

    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 some...

  • Melki

    Everything talks, you just have to be willing to listen.This one was a real roller coaster ride through a tunnel of love & hate. I LOVED the beginning. We meet a domesticated crow named Shit Turd (S.T...

  • Carrie

    Review coming soon....