Zoo City (Google eBook)

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Angry Robot, Sep 2, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit – and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her lastpaycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons

An astonishing second novel from the author of the highly-acclaimed Moxyland.

FILE UNDER: Modern Fantasy [Black Magic Noir / Pale Crocodile / Spirit Guardians / Lost Stars]

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The prose is good as well. - LibraryThing
Even though the book's ending is pretty beautiful. - LibraryThing
Beukes did her research. - LibraryThing
The ending paid for all. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - jessicariddoch - LibraryThing

having no preconceptions about this book - the cover looked nice and it was in the science fiction section. - I was delighted by the quality of the writing it contained. The world this book is based in is almost like the real world except that some people have animals attached to them. Read full review

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User Review  - SChant - LibraryThing

Enjoyed Moxyland but not sure I buy into the premise of this one - you do something wrong and you magically get a familiar/spirit animal and magic powers? What? There might have been a decent ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

LAUREN BEUKES is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist. For the sake of a story, she’s jumped out of planes and into shark-infested waters and hung out with teen vampires, township vigilantes, and AIDS activists among other interesting folk. When she’s not tutoring her baby daughter in practical ways to take over the world, she also writes books, short stories, magazine articles and TV scripts.

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