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Zoo Hardcover – September 3, 2012
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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.
This is a story of animals turning against humans, even the beloved docile family dog turning into a killer canine within minutes. From the largest animals on earth to the smallest, none can be trusted as the story goes on, but scientist Jackson Oz, known as just Oz, becomes a valuable tool in discovering what is causing the worldwide massacre of humans by animals. Most think it is a virus, but all of that changes when Oz does some dangerous research on his own by following a pack of dogs one evening. What he witnessed was beyond belief. Things start fitting into Oz's theory of Human-Animal Conflict(HAC) and it has nothing to do with a virus.
At the same time, while Oz is traveling from one place to the other, and to Washington, D.C. to help the government solve the crisis, his own beloved chimpanzee, Attila, is left at his home and is being cared for by Oz's ex-girlfriend. Oz knows that Attila will soon have to be put in a zoo or other facility for his care because he is growing too big and Oz won't be able to care for him, and chimpanzees are dangerous animals after a certain age.Read more ›
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A thrilling story of how our desire to move faster in life can change the biological structure of animals sharing this planet. This book will devour you before you devour it! Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Lucy K
ZOO is a fun, intense book. After recently reading a 19th century russian novel, it was refreshing to read this book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JJohns
I know they based the TV series on this book, but they are nothing alike. So if you want to read a completely different story about the same subject you can enjoy both the TV show... Read morePublished 4 days ago by C. Gadbois
This is an excellent book,it is a story that could very well come true some day,do to the polluting of the earth atmosphere,it is sad because the animals are attacking people,and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by dawn dawson
I liked. Am disappointed that Zoo 2 is not available on kindle. Had to purchase the bookshot.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is pretty good and very scary to read. It was hard to put it down. I have been watching the TV series but it's completely different from the book, you really can't... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Fifilleaparis