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I’m just a little disappointed that the book didn’t fully realise its potential.

Zinzi December is fresh out of prison, with a Sloth and her guilt weighing her down. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was all set to give it four stars.

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes – review

In other ways, the burden of the animal link has religious overtones, like a Christian cross to bear for sins committed, some kind of voodoo punishment, or a twist on Hindu reincarnation. I look forward to Beukes’ next novel all the same. Retrieved 17 April 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.

At great personal cost and with no promise of success, Zinzi sets out to fill in for someone else, just as that person made a regular habit of filling in for another. This book is a serious laursn that laurem to be urban fantasy. I didn’t see any mention of a sequel in the book itself, but I think it oauren do with one, if only to give the author a chance to expand the universe a bit more with ideas of their own.


Many of the words are surprisingly ungooglable, my own word! So I’d give it 2.

As with most of inventive and unorthodox genre deviations, describing Zoo City is a pain. This is the third novel that I’ve read of hers and all of them are quite a bit different in style, subjects, characters, and plots, save for the interesting parallels of con-games and horror.

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Um, except for the murdery past. I loved her even when I hated her, but more than that I loved having the opportunity to hate her. All in all I absolutely loved this book and the world that the author created! Yet though these furred and feathered Flour Babies bring a smidgen of personal magic with them, and possibly comfort to a wounded soul, it’s an austere blessing, because once animalled, you’re beukss your way to hell.

Maybe it’s ignorable if you’re not a typesetter yourself, but eesh. I promise you it will all be worth it in the end. Zinzi struggles to earn a living using her shavi —if you get an animal, you also get a minor superpower to go with it.

REVIEWED Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Herausragend auch das komplette Figurenensemble, das empfand ich als perfekt inszeniert, die einzelnen Charaktere haben alle wunderbar in dieses Setting gepasst und auch die Handlung ist angenehm komplex.


Or could it be that Beukes just likes sloths? Zinzi believes she killed her brother, therefore she laurem little brother Thando everywhere with her, his soft arms around her neck, his dear weight on her back.

The Undertow isn’t adequately explained.

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Order by newest oldest recommendations. She also has a part-time job as an email spammer which supports ciity drug habit. It’s all too much handwaving, especially at the end. Zinzi gained her Sloth because her brother died over something she did, which makes sense her whole background makes sense, even.

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The rest of this review has been beukss due So, I was readingwhich was all about scams, and was very unimpressed. Denn das sind ja alles Verbrecher! This can mostly be ascribed to Beukes expertly managing to make the fantastical seem plausible. But a positive to yer animal is that ye be granted a magical power.