The Zoo Book Review

Hi All,

I hope you’re all well, I haven’t stopped reading which is suiting me down to the ground, I am loving all of the extra time reading because it allows me time to myself, where I am not thinking about what’s going on elsewhere for a change. What have you been reading lately? Feel free to tell me in the comments and I’ll reply to as many as I can.

So, this book is one that I received in A Box of Stories and although I did find it a little hard going, it is one that I certainly didn’t mind reading, as I found it really engaging and so entertaining in places as well, so here we go!

Before I start I will say that this book definitely isn’t for everyone, but I managed to have a laugh with it nonetheless, more because I found certain pieces of the book, just so outrageous that I couldn’t help but laugh.

The Zoo by Christopher Wilson

“Meet Yuri Zipit

A boy who’s had a bang on the head in a collision with a Moscow Milk Truck.

He has a kind face, makes friends easily, and likes to help. People want to tell him their secrets.

Including the Great Leader himself, who takes a shine to Yuri and employs him for his natural talents.

In his new job, Yuri will witness it all- betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship? That people could be disinvented…?

The Zoo is a brilliantly cutting satire told through the voice of one incredible boy.”

Blurb of the Book Written by Christopher Wilson

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This book is filled to the brim with dark humour and sarcasm, with the occasional insult thrown in as well, as I said earlier that this book certainly isn’t for everyone and that is because of this. However if you like books that can be a little like this, then it shouldn’t be a problem and you should love it.

This isn’t a book that I would have chosen for myself, but I eventually managed to enjoy it even though it was making me cringe at some parts of it, but whilst reading it please bare in mind that this is historical fiction and satire, so things in those times are obviously different to how they are today and thank goodness that they are different to how they are today as well.

Please let me know down in the comments if you have read this book yet? As I would be really intrigued to find out what you thought of it was well.

Until next week!

Jem

xx

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