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Reviewed by Bruce Cook for Readers' Favorite
In Holy Cow and Ed, Too!, author Ginny Knight-Simon has offered readers a bright and optimistic look at her life and times. The reader can enjoy Holy Cow and Ed, Too by flitting through a wide pantheon of chapters, each offering a different view of Ginny Knight-Simon's life. Happily, the reader can select subject matter by looking at each of the chapters which, like aspects on a crystal, offer a unique view of Ginny's human experience.
As a reader, I enjoyed perusing this memoir. A Christian basis successfully joins the parts in the book, but greater unity in expression would really help. I must commend the author on one aspect of the story I'd very much like to see expanded. The story of Michael Wayne Simon, who went to Vietnam as a machine gunner, is truly compelling. It would be so helpful to read a detailed account of each family member's feelings at the time they learned of his death in battle.
With this story, followed by a personal account by a fellow Marine who witnessed Michael's heroism, the reader's heart has to melt. This inner story of the novel stands as a central focus for the feelings within. I recommend the book as a quick read and a poignant introduction to the sadness occasioned by war and death. Sadly, war continues as a problem today. Perhaps we need to read more about its consequences.