Of Good and Evil
Veena Devasheer
THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW by Walter Wangerin, Jr. Penguin, 1980, 241 pp., price not stated
Jan-Feb 1980, volume 4, No 1-2

The Book of the Dun Cow is another addition to the many novels in the genre of fantasy narratives like Watership Down and Lord of the Rings. Not perhaps as utterly captivating as these classics, it nevertheless has its own intrinsic magic. It is a highly imaginative tale of the con­frontation between the forces of good and evil, in which predictably the former tri­umphs. Narrated in a straight-forward, simple manner, it is tense with passion and compassion, violence, despair and hope, laughter and tears.

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