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Zoo Paperback – May 14, 2013
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"The Man Who Can't Miss."―Lev Grossman, Time
"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."―New York Daily News
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."―Publishers Weekly
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SPOILER ALERT: human-induced ecological collapse is a neat premise. The accidental generation of a pheromone that makes animals hate people is a bit of a stretch. The way in which these premises and plot-whoppers are worked into the story, however, is stupefyingly clumsy to the point of being insulting.
The publisher says "Zoo is the thriller he was born to write." That's a little bit like saying "this cardboard box is the mansion he was born to build," or "this steaming pile of excrement is the meal he was born to eat." My only consolation for having my intelligence insulted by Patterson is that Patterson's publisher has inadvertently insulted him with the glowing praise.
The problem is that a different voice appears in every book. Haven't heard the masters voice in years. Pity.
This book is sadly not what the real James Patterson would have written all those years ago.
One star is a much higher rating than this book deserves. It is just awful.
Even a science fiction writer would not choose such a ridiculous premise to base a book upon.
The plot starts out bad and only gets worse. Completely absurd is a good choice of words for it.
Save your time...read anything else. At least then you will not have wasted your time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's just an ok story that really doesn't hold up at all. Although, I thought it worked better as a TV show but they did change the plot around etc to make it a better story. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Monica
Very interesting story line. I finished the book in no time cause I couldn't put it downPublished 2 days ago by WVC
I loved the show on tv but was disappointed when it ended without any real ending. So I am hoping to have a real ending to the story. I love James Paterson.Published 3 days ago by Teresa Daninger
A must read by James Patterson. The book keeps you hooked through and through. Also it is better than the show but both are still good. 👍Published 3 days ago by Elisabeth
I think the tv show ruined it for me I kept looking for comparison in the two. It was ok but not what kind I like.Published 4 days ago by wicca
Equal parts engrossing and lame, "Zoo" is, at best, a lukewarm entry from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge covering a devastating, worldwide animal attack on mankind. Read morePublished 4 days ago by coachtim