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Broken Monsters By Lauren Beukes,

  • Title: Broken Monsters
  • Author: Lauren Beukes
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies, but this one is unique even by Detroit s standards half boy, half deer, somehow fused together As stranger and disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams If you re Detective Versado s geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtatDetective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies, but this one is unique even by Detroit s standards half boy, half deer, somehow fused together As stranger and disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams If you re Detective Versado s geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online If you re desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story If you re Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you ll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world If Lauren Beukes s internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.
    Broken Monsters Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies but this one is unique even by Detroit s standards half boy half deer somehow fused together As stranger and disturbing bodies are discovered h

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    1. Everyone lives three versions of themselves, a public life, a private life and a secret lifeanother stunner from beukes another book that sucked me in immediately, giving me multiple storylines full of interesting characters that i believed in, even if i didn t like them all another series of unique murders whose horrific imagery will stay with me for a long time another commentary on crime and modern life that transcends your typical mystery novel and elevates it from a serial killer beach read [...]

    2. It s not the world that s the stage it s social media, where you re trying to put on a show The rest of your life is rehearsals, prepping in the wings to be fabulous online Well, hmm I m not sure what to say.On the one hand, Beukes once again reminds me what a great writer she is and also reminds me why I insist on checking out all her latest releases I m sure I ll continue to do so This book is packed full of characters that are complex, well developed, flawed, and realistically human She has a [...]

    3. The Hook I needed an audio book I read and enjoyed The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes and thought why not try another.The Line Leila s got herself into a sewage plant s worth of the brown stuff If you re wondering why this line appeals to me, my husband worked in a Waste Water Treatment Plant for many years The Sinker What the hey was that After listening for approximately an hour my first thought was naw, this isn t for me but I was enjoying the multicast narration so much that I decided to giv [...]

    4. Shakespeare would have it wrong these days It s not the world that s the stage it s social media, where you re trying to put on a show The rest of your life is rehearsals, prepping in the wings for the fabulous online It all begins with a body, a corpse, but not just any corpse part boy part deer The upper part of the boy is attached to the back half of the deer Artistic insanity or a sadistic killer with a sense of humor Detective Gabriella Versado knows this is one of those dividing lines in h [...]

    5. Lauren Beukes is an interesting author I didn t care for her book The Shining Girls at all I felt bad though because several of my friends loved it I think her books are going to fall that way you either love them or hate them.She redeemed herself for me in this one This woman can flipping write I thought my husband was going to super glue my lips closed because I kept wanting to quote him passages from it I also wanted to spam status updates to my friends on GR Oh wait, I did do that some Yes, [...]

    6. NetGalley sent me an invitation to read this book from an author I d never heard of The blurb didn t necessarily make the book sound like it was my kind of thing but I decided to give it a try I LOVED IT.If you re someone who s missed Kathe Koja s early writing Strange Angels, Skin, Bad Brains, etc you HAVE GOT to get yourself a copy of Broken Monsters ASAP It s not that similar in actual writing style, but the content and themes are very similar Beukes explores the fuzzy line between art and in [...]

    7. Yup Five stars.Actually, by the half way mark I was simply enjoying the novel for how much depth and detail all the characters got The mystery and the murder and the mayhem hadn t even really begun yet I just got to revel in the characterizations I didn t mind that there were a handful of them, from the cop, her daughter, the killer, the blogger, to the heroic ex addict ex murderer ex slumlord.True, at some points I wanted the story to go ahead and commence, but by the point where I was actually [...]

    8. This review can also be found at Carole s Random LifeI received an advance reader edition of this book from Mulholland Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.2.5 StarsI really think that this is one of those books that will either click in the readers mind.or not I wanted to love this book I saw so many good reviews for this book, many that said that this book was scary, before I sat down to read this novel I wanted to love this book just as much as all of those reade [...]

    9. I wasn t super hopping crazy for Beukes s The Shining Girls, but with Broken Monsters this woman has now got my full attention I m here to tell you the lady s got mad skills It helped a lot I think that I picked this book up at the exact right time I was ready I was primed if you will That kind of timing doesn t always work out But I d just come off my binge listening, over analyzing obsession with Sarah Koenig s Serial podcast where I lost countless hours pondering motives, cell phone logs, cel [...]

    10. This was pretty lame all around.Lame mystery you know the perpetrator from the get go and there is hardly any suspense No police work either The whole thing culminates in some dream sequence Lame narrators a teen girl with some usual teen drama ripped from the pages of US papers a noble black homeless man a pathetic wannabe writer blogger a female detective with very poor investigating skills.Finally, a setting Detroit portrayed in a lame way too.Which brings me to this why would a South African [...]

    11. If I m ever asked, Name an otherwise sane novel that went completely bug fuck nuts for you in the end, I can now answer, Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes.I do not want to write a bad review of this book I can put it off for a while because for 374 pages, this is a terrific police procedural and thriller, with well drawn characters, solid dialogue and strong atmosphere Published in 2014 on the heels of The Shining Girls, Beukes cuts glass with her research once again The acknowledgments read like [...]

    12. I come to you with my bona fides as a horror movie fan to say this book is TERRIFYING Like, turn on the light, double check the lock kind of scary I don t think I ve been so freaked out by a book since my parents let me read Salem s Lot when I was 11 The novel begins with the police discovering a dead boy, well, the top half of a dead boy, sewn to the bottom half of a fawn And it just gets weirder and creepier from there If you ve read Beukes The Shining Girls this book has similarities, but is [...]

    13. The body The body the body the body, she thinks Words lose their meaning when you repeat them So do bodies, even in all their variations Dead is dead It s only the hows and the whys that vary Tick them off Exposure Gunshot Stabbing Bludgeoning with a blunt instrument, sharp instrument, no instrument at all when bare knuckles will do Wham, bam, thank you, ma am It s Murder Bingo But even violence has its creative limits You would thinkBut, in Broken Monsters, Detective Gabi Versado is about to di [...]

    14. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2014 10 31 bIt s been a while since I read a good horror novel Broken Monsters proved to be just the thing I needed, turning out to be a cross genre piece with mystery and thriller elements as well Also, high time I read something from Lauren Beukes, and looks like I ve been missing out all this time.Of course, the best part is the paranormal elements I m a big fan of the supernatural or the otherworldly in my horror to me they make the story inte [...]

    15. What a crazy ride I love thrillers, and while YA thrillers can be a lot of fun and even sometimes pretty creepy, it never lives up to what an adult book can dish out This is your hardcore serial killer novel involving a mentally unstable psycho who thinks he s doing the world a favor This story is told with the help of several perspectives from the killer himself, to the detective trying to find him to her daughter, along with a few other key players Beukes tackles multiple POVs with excellence [...]

    16. Un crimen de fachada macabra ha ocurrido en Detroit, y la detective Gabriella Versado es la encargada de la investigaci n Un agente novato del cuerpo ha encontrado el cad ver de un chico afroamericano, horriblemente mutilado, cortado por la mitad y fusionado de cintura para abajo a las extremidades inferiores de un ciervo A su vez, una serie de historias Layla, la adolescente hija de la detective Versado llena de dramas, Jonno, un periodista fracasado que busca renacer llamado Jonno TK, un sin t [...]

    17. Color me surprised.I admit I didn t go into this for high hopes I picked it up for a challenge, but having read both The Shining Girls and Zoo City by Lauren Beukes previously and feeling lukewarm about both I was pretty positive this was going to be the same.Was I ever wrong But the boy is a dead, empty thing It has done it all wrong This stupid head, these stupid hands It tries to remember how it came through, the man in the woods and the lure of uninhabited spaces a vacancy that dream can rus [...]

    18. Detective Gabriella Versado is called to the scene of a brutal murder A boy who had recently been declared missing is found chopped in half, his lifeless torso sewn to the lower half of a deer carcass The crime, albeit an exceptionally grizzly one, is yet another statistic within the husk of the once powerful city of Detroit and it s not long before the person believed to be responsible for the murder kills again With a serial killer on the loose, can Gabi track down and put an end to the rampag [...]

    19. I want to preface my review by stating that even though I enjoy horror, it s not a genre I read very often I usually get in the mood for something horrific in the month of October I chose Broken Monsters because of the high praise from Stephen King, the master himself The premise of this novel is terrifying a serial killer who has killed a young boy and attached the bottom half of a deer to the mutilated corpse The book really grabbed me in the beginning and was suspenseful, in spite of the fact [...]

    20. Ok.So.Here s how this played out for me.I was listening along there are four different narrators in this audiobook, by the way and enjoying the story immensely It was standard Homicide detective vs Mad serial killer fare only there were cool little twists like the serial killer wasn t even trying to stay one step ahead of the police, wasn t leaving bodies to be found in order to taunt authorities He wasn t trying to not get caught, the cops weren t even on his radar No, he was doing ART There we [...]

    21. Taking place in a broken down Detroit, a group of artists is trying to resurrect the reputation of the city by centering on a new and inventive burgeoning art scene A killer, however has his own idea about art and is using human bodies to make hideous forms Detective Gabble, a single mom raising a teenage daughter, is assigned to head the investigation, and unbeknown to her, her daughter is investigating and trying to attract the online pedophiles.I have to applaud this author because with this [...]

    22. In a blighted industrial area of Detroit, a ten year old boy has been found, his body redesigned by a madman The youngster is dead, of course, as is the fawn whose hindquarters have been grafted onto the boy s torso This launches a police hunt for a deranged killer who is creating his art in the hope of changing the world, and he s just getting started So messed up, so creepy Beware the chalk drawn doors blending in with the graffiti, vaguely disguising dreaming places where the walls are thin T [...]

    23. 4.5 stars again I just love this book This time I listened to the audio and it was a fantastic experience There are multiple POV characters and each character has a different narrator When I first read the book I found that many narrators to be a bit jarring but it works much smoothly in the audio Still, I can t say whether I would recommend the audio or the tree book because both are totally awesome.

    24. Well I m not sure where to begin with this one First, an anecdote of what it is to be me This is the second consecutive book I have read to have a character with Ouija board letters tattooed on her stomach This kind of stuff happens to me all the time Really, really strange coincidences So there s that On to the review.Lauren Beukes really impressed me last year when I read The Shining Girls In it, she put her own bent slant onto the serial killer genre with a time travelling psychopath A lot of [...]

    25. Wow, what happened What a weird mystery I guess some of my review may be spoilerish, so proceed with caution.It started out like a normal serial killer mystery, but then things just got weird You start to wonder what s real, whats a hallucination, and what might really be dark magic demonic possession.I think the main point the author is trying to get across are the dangers of social media It is a strong theme throughout the book characters craving attention, paying the price for over exposure, [...]

    26. He s lying on his side, his legs pulled up, eyes closed, face serene The Recovery Position Only he s never going to recover, and those aren t his legs Actual rating, 3.5Something happens when Lauren Beukes tells you a story Something weird, supernatural, and somehow other happens to your mind, while your feet are still stuck to that real world pavement You meet the characters you get an inkling about them, but honestly, you re just trying to work out what s going on You think you know who the ki [...]

    27. What a way to end 2014 This is my first experience with Beukes, so I didn t know what to expect from her storytelling Conclusion the woman can write It is honestly one of the oddest books I have read this year and one of my fastest reads Beukes is in the same vein as the many female, mystery writers we have gracing us right now I would compare Broken Monsters to Gillian Flynn, if Flynn wrote a Grimm Fairytale and knew how to work Instagram The story starts off with the murder of a young boy and [...]

    28. Don t make the mistake of judging Broken Monsters on the first few chapters It starts off like any other serial killer thriller and you may start to wonder if Lauren Beukes has turned her pen to vanilla crime fiction There a single parent detective, a down on his luck journalist and a group of people on the edges of society However it s one of those books that just gets better and better as the story unfolds Keep turning the pages to reveal a serial killer yarn intertwined with social commentary [...]

    29. Hopefully there will be time for a thorough review this weekend.I was troubled by the book early, because it seemed to start sooooo slow and soooo disjointed and not all the threads seemed to be leading to a conclusion It took a while to build up speed, but I did enjoy the book after about the 20% mark and it was by no means bad before that It was good just too slow for me.The book suffers some at the end, as well, form about the 80% to the 95% mark, things seem to fly by too fast Again, not in [...]

    30. Dead body found sewed to a deer Made me think Hannibal except this lead character is a detective, a mom, and I m not sure, but I don t think she s experiencing any symptoms of a mental breakdown.The killer No mystery there, or at least it wasn t for me, was an artsy type He got creative with his killings due to a paranormal element.This story begs to be read and I found myself wanting to get back to it at every turn It had its off moments, but the writing outweighs it all.Is the killer hallucina [...]

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