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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As with most of inventive and unorthodox genre deviations, describing Zoo City is a pain. Tackled this on audio, and frankly, I got a little lost near the end.

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REVIEWED Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Zoo City is an excellent urban fantasy, a subgenre I rarely read as too many of those are YA vampire romances. Instead of a tour of a corporate-dominated near future, Beukes spins a bit of alternate history our way. As I owned this book, I thought I might as well read it. The thing I loved most about this novel was how well Lauren captured Johannesburg. Zoo City follows Zinzi December, a young African woman with a quick mouth and a high maintenance Sloth on her back.


One of my favourite elements to this novel is Beukes’ incorporation of local language and pop culture. When her elderly client turns up murdered, her financial straits force her to take on a less preferred type of case, that of a missing person.

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The final scene has a positively cheery tone. Her female characters are strong, flawed and cynical, but above all realistic and relatable. One day beukds is offered a large sum of money to find a missing pop singer, a job that turns out to be very difficult and dangerous.

I didn’t see any mention of a sequel in the book itself, but I think it could do with one, if only to give the author a chance to expand the universe a bit more with ideas of their own. This could have been any city with a separate area for Zoo people.

Zinzi has committed a crime, and for that has been saddled with a connection with an Animal, a beuukes, which she takes with her everywhere she goes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But the murder thing is just a distraction from the missing-person story, which is still the important one, except that it’s really a cover for something else.


Works by Lauren Beukes. Zoo Cityimpossible to pigeon-hole is it science fiction?

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Sarah CoolCurryBooks It’s never revealed in the book, although various different groups’ theories are presented.

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Ahoy there me mateys! Beukes fascinating alterna-world building makes the novel worth exploring even as the plot gets a thick and weird 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. You can read why I came to this decision here. Her first book was a feminist pop-history, Maverick: She’s contracted by a music producer to find a the female half of a young twin Afropop sensation iJusi, who has gone missing.

Retrieved 29 July If I try to avoid them all, the plot will sound too generic – and it is anything but. Honestly, I have only a vague idea of what the story of this book is, and an even vaguer idea of how or what moves us forward.