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Broken Monsters


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Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist.She won the Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid.She helped create South Africa's first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.


Praise for BROKEN MONSTERS:`This uniquely, horrible, disturbing novel... should be a shoo-in for thriller of the year' Observer`Well-executed...exquisitely paced and impeccably controlled...' New York Times'Deftly layered, engrossing, striking' Sunday Times`Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down' Stephen King`This is a tremendous novel, full of original characters and stunning dialogue' The Times`I unhesitatingly urge you to buy it and read it now' James Ellroy, author of LA CONFIDENTIAL`This wickedly unpleasant thriller has a rare and intriguing capacity to make the reader think' Telegraph`Beukes is a compelling storyteller who has created strong characters in Gabi and Layla' Metro'Beukes has once again redefined the thriller genre' Stylist`Make a long flight fly by with this gripping thriller' Grazia`Following up an international bestseller is never easy, but [Beukes] makes it look easy' Shortlist`Never exploitative, never superficial, never uncomplicated: Beukes shows how horror can be the best way to explain our unbelievable reality' Guardian`Set in Detroit, this is an enjoyably violent procedural high on hallucinogens' Evening Standard`A compelling spine-chiller that keeps you hooked to the very end' Heat`A terrifying crime novel that places the victims at its centre' Marie Claire`Captivating ... Broken Monsters defies the standard tropes of the serial killer genre'
Los Angeles Times`When Stephen King calls a book "scary as hell and hypnotic", don't read it late at night in a tent in the woods ... I regretted not having a door with a deadbolt.'
The Wall Street Journal`This clever and creepy horror fulfils the promise of the grisly first pages' Sunday Mirror`A strange and fascinating thriller'
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