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La grande corsa delle mucche (Bone #2; issues 7-12)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  10,907 Ratings  ·  597 Reviews
In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9-book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race. As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever. Meanwhile, omin ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 2007 by Panini Comics (first published 1994)
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Dec 17, 2014 Patrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading through this series again, I was surprised at the tone of the book. Or rather, the lack of a consistent tone.

Follow me here for a second.

For years and years, if I didn't like a story (especially a movie) 8 times out of 10, my main criticism was "Lack of consistent tone."

Waterworld is the best example of this that I can think of. At various points it's a grim survival movie, a light-hearted action movie, a gritty post-apocalyptic morality play, or a slapstick farce.

And any one of thes
Nov 30, 2016 Mariah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely better than the first book! The characters were more developed. The pictures spoke more for themselves. I enjoyed it!

I read this for my Couple's Book Club with my boyfriend for our November read :)
Not a single Ohmygosh in this. I thought that was gonna stick. Oh well...

These are so much fun to read. And this one also was a lot more funnier than the first one. It made me laugh out loud so many times. Really looking forward to see where the series is going.

Aug 20, 2015 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, comics
I think I'm getting into this story. I had a lot of fun with the cow race story that takes up much of the volume. Phoney is significantly less annoying when he's actively trying to scam somebody, and I ended up actually kind of liking him and Smiley by the end of the book. Not nearly as much as I like Fone and Thorn, of course. There are some hints towards the deeper story, but Smith doesn't hit you over the head with it. Most of all, I like that this feels like a complete story in and of itself ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Another fabulous edition to the graphic novel Bone series! This book is funny, dark, exciting and fantastic all at the same time.
Dec 13, 2016 Skip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Moving a little away from some of the darker themes in the first book, the Great Cow Race is about Phoney Bone's nefarious plot to bilk the locals by hyping a surprise entrant in the race versus Grandma, the perennial winner, who is portrayed as "over the hill." Light, but enjoyable read. I was disappointed that my library book was only black and white, and missing some of the excellent coloration from the first book I read.
Matthew Whitelaw
The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9-book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race. As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Bonevi
Oct 01, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This just squeaked by with 4 stars: it is a definite improvement over the first book, as the plot really starts moving, and the laughs were a lot more frequent. I almost didn't pick it up since the first one was just average, but I'm glad I read it. The cow race cinched the fourth star! And the quiche jokes. Yes! The only thing that bothered me was that now that we are meeting the whole town, it's all white folks, except a sudden (tongue-in-cheek) cameo. (I checked, and yes Aladdin came out the ...more
Jul 11, 2011 Chip'sBookBinge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovin' the series so far. The thing I'm really digging about Bone is that it continues from one issue to the next with really no breaks whatsoever. This is one long, continuous far. Bone: The Great Cow Race (Volume 2) collects issues 7-12.

Not much else to say as I'm not going to break down each and every issue since it all ties into one giant story. So, you're just gonna have to read it for yourself. One thing that I will mention is the reaction of Phoney Bone when he discovers that L
Part of Christopher's Great Reread of 2015!!! Hmm.. I need a better title for that.

0% of the ratings on this volume are 1 star. What else do you need to know? I didn't even know that was possible for a book with over about 12 ratings.

Go read Rothfuss' review as I think it has an interesting take.

"Upon your feed you have ten toes...
they look just like po-ta-toes!" --- Excerpt from Fone's love poem
Gayle Francis Moffet
As much of a delight as the first volume and a great job at opening up more of the story while keeping the overall feel of the book fun and of-the-moment. Jeff Smith's art is really something special. Everyone looks distinct, even the Bone fellows, and his use of texture and shadow is wonderful. I think this will end up being a favorite as I move forward, and for more than just my absolute adoration of Gran'ma Ben.
Darion Williams
Nov 06, 2015 Darion Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about the bones who have to blend into the other cows so they won't get caught from the rat creatures but the rat creatures are chasing the cows and they have to run away.I liked this book because It was funny and it had a lot of close calls.I recommend this book to people that like the bone series and read bone 1.

Nolan Platten
Dec 31, 2015 Nolan Platten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by this awesome author! I think that this is the best series I have ever read!! The Bone books are hilarious and action packed!
Jan 12, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Obozavam ova cudovista, a i sama trka je zabavna :)
May 31, 2017 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not enjoy this volume as much as I enjoyed the first. The storyline felt slower and it just didn't hold my interest as much. The antics of the bones was entertaining and watching Phoney try to scheme his way through the book was a delight but it just felt like it took forever even though it's a fairly short read. I did like how Thorn's past and childhood was explored a little bit more. I also really enjoyed the interaction between the two rat creatures. They were the highlight of the work.
Vedran Karlić
Apr 06, 2017 Vedran Karlić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nastavlja se odlično :D
its cool its inestren funny
Michael Mo.
May 02, 2017 Michael Mo. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my second time reading this but it was still funny. I forgot some thins about the book and this time I did closer reading and did some thinking about the book while i was reading it. I was also able to understand better about the book.
Als de jongste zoon begint te zagen om deel 4 al te halen in de bib is het de hoogste tijd voor mij om eerst nog deel 2 te lezen. Nog steeds veel hartjes voor Fone Bone! Op naar deel 3 voor de zoon teveel verklapt...
Ryne Steinacker
Mar 05, 2012 Ryne Steinacker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: engl-420
[Note: Spoilers ahead!]

By skimming and skipping (and re-skimming and re-skipping) around the complete Bone one-volume compilation, I think I've basically read the entire thing. I actually made sure to read "The Great Cow Race" from start to finish, though, so I'll give a comprehensive review here. After American Born Chinese, Bone is really the first graphic novel that I've read all the way through, and I have to admit that the genre is growing on me. "The Great Cow Race" was the volume I'd skip
Praveen Palakkazhi
I got around to the second set of Bone adventures in this recent color reprint of the original comic only after reading 1 and 3, but after warming up to the series so much, I figured I couldn’t not be a completist here.

This collection deals mostly with the Summer festival in Barrelhaven and the further adventures of the Bone cousins with Thorn, Grandma Ben and Lucius. It is a bit of a lighter tome than the ones to come ahead, with the central attraction being the annual Cow Race. For some reason
Noemi claudine
This is the second one out of the 9 bone series. This first takes place with fone bone and thorn at the Spring Fair. Then it turns to the two other brothers, Phonicble bone and smiley bone working at the tavern. They are organizing a scheme for the BIG COW RACE. Grandma Ben, thorns grandma is competing, as a cow! she wins every year They are trying to make everyone bet on the "mystery cow" that smiley bone is going to disguise himself in. They run into company in the race and all plans are ruine ...more
Dec 29, 2010 Karissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second Bone graphic novel out of nine. This was a great addition to the story and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Fone Bone and his buddies are getting ready for the Great Cow Race. Grandma is hoping to win, but Phoney Bone is creating some money mischief in the betting pool that is bound to get the Bones in trouble again. In addition to this the broader more mysterious storyline is also added to: Thorne is having strange dreams that she confesses to Fone Bone and Fone Bone is again attacked
Jonah Tarmu
Sep 05, 2009 Jonah Tarmu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The bones are wierd looking people with big noses and are pale white. They are from boneville.
rat creatures are after them.

In the beginning they are at a fair. Fone Bone and Thorn get into a little fight about Fone picken a fight with a honey seller. so he goes off to find his own honey. he gets stung by a huge bee. but gets the honey. while his cousin, Phoney Bone, is working bad ideas to get some money. of course his plans turn out horrible, and everyone realizes he is a fake and they drive a
So...I'm still not seeing the genius. This is fairly entertaining and I can see that Smith is building up a juicy story with the secretiveness and behind the scenes happenings, but it doesn't seem that it should take 300 pages of comics to get to the meat of a story!

I don't even want to write a proper review because there is so little story than any spoiler, regardless of how small, will ruin the little surprise there. What I will say is that the illustrations are very charming. Fone Bone is cut
Sep 15, 2009 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is really funny and entertaining.Bone has nice and funny friends who are their to help him and then, he is always helping his cousins, Phoney Bone who is the selfish cousin, and of course, he helps Fone Bone also, the Bone with no brain that helps Phoney Bone in his scam about setting bets and telling people lies about the mystery cow and Gran'ma Ben, in the 2nd book of Bone's adventures.
Bone's cousins are washing the dishes at the bar, paying through their beers. Bone is wit
Sep 26, 2011 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Great Cow Race
When the Bone cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley) get run out of town, they found their way to the village of Barrellhaven. In this sequel, they plan to go back home to Boneville until Phoney Bone decides to risk everything on another one of his schemes. He thinks of a way to get rich with the annual cow race. His plans don’t go like he planned (as usual). They get chased by Rat Creatures, and Phoney Bone is now also hated by the village of Barrellhaven.

I thin
Apr 04, 2012 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour, graphic-novel
This picks up where the first volume left off, right before the Great Cow Race where Phoney and Smiley Bone are planning to make some cash through some not so honest means and Fone Bone is still trying to win the heart of Thorn but not with the greatest success. Once again the story and artwork are superb and the character and story development are perfect (but I'll be honest I would've liked more of the Dragon but I'm hoping he'll be cropping up plenty in the next few volumes so I wont hold it ...more
Dianne Hamilton
May 09, 2015 Dianne Hamilton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bone series, while not my favourite graphic novels, are good, lighthearted entertainment.
I enjoyed The Great Cow Race a little more than I did the first book, actually.
At the start of Vol 2, Fone Bone is following Thorn around like a little lost puppy, getting his hopes dashed when she becomes friendly with a boy who works on one of the market stalls.
Phoney and Smiley are still working off their debt at the pub, but of course it doesn't take long for Phoney to come up with a plan to make a
Jong Yang
This book is a good book.. The characters main characters are Fone Bone, Thorn, Grandma Ben, and Phoney Bone. The other characters are farmers, rats, and this guy at from the store. It was almost time for the cow race so Phoney Bone found a cow costume so he could race in the cow race and try to beat grandma. Fone Bone really like this girl named Thorn but he doesn't want to tell her. Thorn was hanging out with this guy from the store and Fone Bone was mad because Fone Bone and the guy were argu ...more
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Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B
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