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User Review  - Iira - LibraryThing

What was this? I really liked The Shining Girls, and based my high expectations on that. This was nothing like The Shining Girls. This was just a young adult thing with the animal stuff, not ... Read full review

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User Review  - MinDea - LibraryThing

Lauren Beukes is becoming one of my favorite authors. She is a dark, gritty writer. She tells the story so well and I love how everything unfolds. I hope that she writes another book with Zinzi and ... Read full review

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User Review  - bfister - LibraryThing

Wildly imaginative SF novel set in Johannesburg at a time when people who've committed crimes are mysteriously saddled with an animal, which sets them apart as a class (the animalled have to live in ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Zinzi December grew up rich and privileged, but her drug addiction led to the death of her brother and jail time. Now she lives in Zoo City, the ghetto for the animalled--people who are guilty of ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

Well what a disappointment. A great idea for a parallel South Africa where society's rejects are paired mystically with animals operating as consciences and more. And there is no doubt that Lauren ... Read full review

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

Utterly fantastic Johannesburg murder-mystery urban fantasy. December is a wonderfully compelling character and her Sloth is adorable; the plot has just the right number of twists and the worldbuilding is spectacular. Read full review

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User Review  - TheAlternativeOne - LibraryThing

Urban Science Fiction Criminals acquire animal familiars (it happens right after the crime is committed) and most acquire a unique “gift”, as well. Zinzi can track items but can she track a missing ... Read full review

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User Review  - bas615 - LibraryThing

Lauren Beukes has written a very exciting new book. I do not read much science fiction and this was well worth the excursion into uncharted territory. The plot is gripping and the stylistic choices of ... Read full review

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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  - StigE - LibraryThing

Oh this is so very, very good. You need to read it. Read full review


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