"A witty investigation of extremism... wryly entertaining, philosophically intriguing, and utterly unique."read the full review
"With quirky characters and impossible situations, Cow Country handles drought, institutional lunacy, racism, and romance with deft insight, as well as keen-edged satirical commentary."read the full review
"Cow Country is at heart a playful novel, side-splittingly funny in a goofy, almost junior-high way, overworking its material far past expected bounds, taking Emily Dickinson's idea of telling it "slant" and running with it in wild abandon...."read the full review
"What makes the book is its great humour. Jones Pearson satirises community colleges and, by extension, the United States. [...] It is all very funny but, behind the humour, there is clearly a serious intent."read the full review
"Ambitious in its creation of this kooky world, the book will certainly strike a chord with readers lost in their own wacky arenas of academic bickering."read the full review
"Cow Country is a zany, innovative addition to the campus novel genre, reminiscent of John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy and Jane Smiley's Moo. With his gift for extended metaphor, Pearson transforms the college accreditation process into a multifaceted trope for love, moral growth, even spiritual enlightenment. Required reading for anybody trying to find true love at a regionally accredited community college."