Zoo City

Lauren Beukes
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Zoo City - a 100 word review.


A gut-wrenching, raw, and honest window into how some of the weakest among us are devoured by the cultures, systems, and people around them. This novel is not for the faint of heart as it covers the full range of "harsh" - harsh language, harsh setting, and harsh descriptions. I would place this book more fully in the horror genre, as I was horrified by much of what occurs in Zoo City though there are elements of science fiction and fantasy also at the center. All in all I find this novel to be skillfully imagined and skillfully rendered.