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Jassy Mackenzie

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 – it’s a Zoo out there!

Great to see SA author Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City so well displayed at WH Smith in Heathrow Terminal 3.

 

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  • <a href="http://www.amillionmilesfromnormal.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">Paige</a>
    Paige
    October 28th, 2010 @11:15 #
     
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    Yeah, I saw Zoo City well displayed at Terminal 5 in Heathrow as well, when I was heading home week. And also in Waterstones off Oxford Street in London, proudly displayed in pride of place as you walk in the front door. So, so cool.

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  • <a href="http://www.amillionmilesfromnormal.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">Paige</a>
    Paige
    October 28th, 2010 @11:16 #
     
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    that should have said '... when i was heading home last week...'
    meep.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    October 28th, 2010 @11:45 #
     
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    Great spot, Jassy!

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    October 28th, 2010 @11:51 #
     
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    Ooooh. That's so great to see. Thanks for the heads-up. It's sometimes hard to believe the book is actually out there in the world.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    October 28th, 2010 @13:33 #
     
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    Lauren, I am DEVASTATED by the last part of the book. How did it get past the H-Rating?! I was so upset I couldn't go out for Sunday eve sundowners because my eyes were all swollen.

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    October 28th, 2010 @15:15 #
     
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    Sorry Kate. I had another friend who yelled at me for same - he was already traumatised by the tunnel rats scene. But it was what the story demanded.

    And Helen was very brave, especially considering a friend of hers died in a similar way to R_ (trying to avoid spoilers here) during those final edits.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    October 28th, 2010 @15:29 #
     
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    It was definitely what the story demanded - very brave (scary?) and brilliantly conceptual to write. well done-, and well done to Helen too.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    October 28th, 2010 @21:50 #
     
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    Kitty and Lauren, you're very sweet. I had to tape my eyes open while editing the last scenes, cried a lot, dialed it back it bit, but ultimately believed in Lauren and her (scary) imagination. Those scenes are proof in B&W that I have different rules for reading and editing... I try not to let the Helenometer get in the way when I'm working.

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