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Where murderers and other criminals acquire magical animals that are mystically bonded to themZinzi has a Sloth on her back a dirty scam habit and a talent for finding lost things But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job—missing personsBeing hired by reclusive music.

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10 thoughts on “Zoo City

  1. Tatiana Tatiana says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBAs seen on The ReadventurerJust when I think there is no urban fantasy in existence which breaks away from the formulaic and same old same old I come across this gem thanks to Guardian book podcast Hurray As with most of inventive and unorthodox genre deviations describing Zoo City is a pain I'm tempted to just call it a Paolo BacigalupiThe Golden Compass mix and leave it at that but I'm afraid I'll scare the readers awaySo Zoo city What is it? It's a sort of ghetto area in modern dayalt universe Johannesburg residents of which literally carry the burdens of their sins on their shoulders In a form of animals Zinzi December is fresh out of prison with a Sloth and her guilt weighing her down She makes her living by scamming naive losers on line glance at your email I bet you have at least one message asking you to help transfer money from some African co


  2. Melissa McShane Melissa McShane says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBI hate it when I read a book that's beautifully written but has a clumsy plot I was seduced by the writing while I was reading it and it wasn't until after I finished that I started realizing how many problems I had with it In this alternate historySF world people's guilt over their mistakes or crimes manifests as animals that are emotionally or psychically attached to them sort of like having an albatross hung around your neck except living and not so corpsey This was interesting to


  3. unknown unknown says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBOne of the things I loved the most about Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series was his rather brilliant twist on the concept of a witch's familiar that in that world each person's soul manifests as a companion animal that is their other half It's not only because it's a cool idea it also is an interesting reflection of our ongoing w


  4. Bradley Bradley says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBThis is a particularly smooth genre meshing urban fantasy noir SF horror and if you don't like my description then go read it and figure out your best fit If you do however find that perfect descriptor be sure to add all the little animas the familiars that bad people get after murdering someone and if you let your anima die you get dragged to hell Or is the novel firmly set in modern day Johannesburg filled with scams missing persons and mystery? Oh wait how about all the mutilations and the sense of upwelling horror? No? Then why the hell do I get this sense that things have just gone near future high tech?Well that's because the book refuses to sit still and be neat


  5. carol carol says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBWowZoo City is one of the original complicated fantasy books that I’ve read this year I’m not even sure how to


  6. Apatt Apatt says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBLauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls fascinated me with her style and imagination I thought it was a flawed gem but it put me on board for Beukeses The next logical book for me from the Beukes bibliography is 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award winner Zoo CitySet in an alternate reality where some people are suddenly paired with an animal as a consequence of something heinous they have done or perhaps think they have done Basically if you are bearing some major guilt chances are an animal will suddenly show up next to you and you won’t be able to stray far from it If this brings to mind “familiars” concept from Philip Pullman


  7. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBI read this directly after finishing Moxyland and my wild enthusiasm for Lauren Beukes is not abatingThe setting is present day Johannesburg but in this alternate reality a couple of decades ago something strange started happening Those who were guilty of terrible crimes were suddenly magically saddled with an animal 'familiar' reminiscent of the burden of the Ancient Mariner's albatross but well alive The animalled are also unable it seems to help liking and feeling affection for their animals A further motivation to care for the beasts carefully is that their lives are inextricably bound to that of their familiars They must maintain physical proximity and if their ani


  8. ambyr ambyr says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBBefore I read this I would have said there was nothing new you could do with the magical companion animals trope I would have been wrongI enjoyed this for the concept for the characters for the setting I was all set to give it four stars And then the ending happenedview spoilerAnd it's not that it's a tragedy that bothers me I actually appreciate the author's chutzpah in h


  9. Penny Penny says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBI loved it I was over the moon when Zoo City was chosen to be one of the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club reads for November A book set in a version of my home city with an interesting premise and great reviews Yes please In my excitement I emailed Lauren Beukes and asked if she'd do a QA with our group and she said yes As you can imagine I was bouncing off walls It occurred to me mid bounce that this would be an awesome opportunity for Sod you may know him as Murphy to rear his ugly head and twist my mind into not liking Zoo City Fortunately not even Sod and his silly Law could manage it The thing I loved most about this novel was how well Lauren captured Johannesburg South Africa is a very difficult country to explain which I learnt for the first time when I lived in the US during my masters Lauren explains the strange juxtaposition of wealthy suburbia with high walls topped in electric fences patrolled by security


  10. Michael Michael says:

    Kindle Edition Û Zoo City MOBI · city kindle, Zoo City ePUBLots of innovation in this melding of noir detective cyberpunk and urban fantasy genres She doesn’t go overboard with any one of this triad It was a fun ride mixed with a lot of disturbing elements Having a likeable female hero helped me accommodate the widespread despair in the contemporary Johannesburg setting But I am led to render a 35 star rating because of personal displeasure with the shocking and implausible dénouement to the tale But then maybe horror is the 4th genre in the blend which is not such a draw for meThe story is set in South Africa in the approximate present with technology and the local and global social structures recognizably current What is different is the emergence of a cla


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