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Zoo (Novel)  
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Description
A collection of short stories by Otsuichi which resembles a Zoo with its many short stories covering different topics, settings, and genre.
Identical twins brought up in the same household where one is treated like dirt and the other a princess.
The last man on the planet builds a robot to bury him as he muses about his own impending doom.
A family tries to find their father's spare blood as he bleeds to death after having been stabbed by a kitchen knife.

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Novel

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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (17 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2012, 3:51pm PST

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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shousetsu Subaru (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (1 Omnibus - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #1317 increased(+41)
Monthly Pos #2631 increased(+172)
3 Month Pos #3981 increased(+1405)
6 Month Pos #6147 increased(+1740)

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On 30 reading lists
On 147 wish lists
On 23 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 33 custom lists

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Thought-provoking horror.   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
January 28th, 2009, 8:17am
Otsuichi is a difficult writer for me to judge. On the one hand, I think his ideas are almost always subperb, but on the other hand the writing (or perhaps the translation, in this case) can occasionally come across as bland, which nullifies some of the shock value, much to my lament. However, the stories are compelling. Rather than the typical overt in-your-face style horror that seems to be more prevalent, ZOO is a bit more subtle. Murder is less jarring, the reactions are a bit more organic and feel less like they're trying to evoke a particular emotion in the audience. What does make ZOO horrific are the underlying tones- the domestic violence, the absolute despairing qualities of the character's lives- that are conveyed so forcefully.

They're worth the read. Obviously, he's no, say, Franz Kafka, but for a little entertainment value this is time well spent.
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Read one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by onizukaa
October 1st, 2008, 10:23pm
I read one of the stories (the one about the twins) And i must say, even though i read books almost all day, this is one of the best short stories I've read in a LONG time. Give it a go
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