I bought Walter Wangerin Jr's "The Book of the Dun Cow."
Here's an excerpt from a review I found here.
"Part of the appeal of The Book of the Dun Cow is that anyone picking it up can derive a certain satisfaction from a surface reading alone. Biblical and theological knowledge are not necessary, since the plot and narrative are clear and straightforward. The symbolism is there for those who know to look for it, however, just as it is in Lewis' Narnia books, and knowledge of that background adds another level of enjoyment and meaning to Dun Cow, which is ultimately a tale of sacrifice and redemption. Beyond the obvious religious symbolism, however, is an additional layer Wangerin has woven into the text which makes the book shine for me all the more. He has taken mythology and made it work for him..."
Here's my review:
Icky book. Maybe I'm not smart enough to get it, and I'm sorry about that, Walter Wangerin Jr, because I really liked Mourning Into Dancing.