Zoo

Zoo A CBS TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE Once in a lifetime a writer puts it all together This is James Patterson s best book ever TotalFor years James Patterson has written unputdownable pulse r

  • Title: Zoo
  • Author: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
  • ISBN: 9780316097444
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A CBS TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE 30, 2015 Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together This is James Patterson s best book ever.TotalFor 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse racing novels Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.WorldAll over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire citA CBS TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE 30, 2015 Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together This is James Patterson s best book ever.TotalFor 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse racing novels Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.WorldAll over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.DestructionWith the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it s too late The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide With wildly inventive imagination and white knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson s ZOO is an epic, non stop thrill ride from One of the best of the best TIME

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    1. I picked this book up, not because I had even the smallest expectation of enjoying it, but because I kept seeing copies of it at the airport when I was on my way to the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference, and I was curious. I was shy a book to read on the plane, and the first 24 or so chapters were free on my Kindle. (This isn't quite as impressive as it sounds, given that the chapters run about 1,000 words each.) Plus, I reasoned, even if it was awful, it'd be interesting to se [...]

    2. Oh dear sweet baby Jesus. The next time I think it's a good idea to read anything written by an author that writes an average of five novels a year, will someone please remind me of this literary travesty and that I have better things to spend my time reading?This is one of the worst novels I've read in a long, Long, LONG time. And the only, I repeat, the only reason I bothered finishing it is because the idea behind it could have come out as a truly amazing work of fiction in the hands of almos [...]

    3. WOW. I wonder, as I read reviews of this book, what the heck are people expecting from books nowadays? Did this book make my heart race? YES. Did this book keep my interest? YES. Did this book keep me up at night? YES. Did this book make me look behind me for animals? YES. Did this book make me think - is this so far off in the future? YES. So really, I have to wonder what are people interested in? This book gets a 4-1/2 from me only because it lost some of it's momentum 3/4 the way in but then [...]

    4. I had never read a James Patterson book before Zoo. I will never read a James Patterson book after Zoo.I saw a description of this book on NPR that made me think it would be Animal Farm-ish. Haha. No.I couldn't get over the writing style. Is James Patterson a famous author because he writes in such a sophomoric, simplistic way, it makes stupid people feel smart? Sorry if that offends, but that's how I felt the entire time I was reading Zoo - James Patterson writes for idiots.One of my favorite p [...]

    5. The only reason I didn't throw in the towel and quit reading the horrible piece of crap that is James Patterson's latest novel, "Zoo," is that I felt if I continued on, it would make good fodder for a journal entry.I read most books on my Kindle, which tells me how much of the book I have read. I watched the numbers creep from 25% to 50% but by the time I reached 75% my tolerance level had reached its peak and I decided to give it up.James Patterson used to be good. He used to be quite good, but [...]

    6. "Zoo" is not a typical James Patterson novel. And yet, I loved the premise of the story which is basically that humans are so distant from "nature" that we're causing our own demise. I found myself stymied by some reviews that decried the graphic violence of scenes where animals attacked humans. Seriously? How could anyone imagine that an animal intent on attacking and ingesting its prey would not be graphically violent? Had the authors glossed over the attacks, or "sanitized" the many scenes of [...]

    7. This is a stupid book! I expected more from James Patterson. The book has been on my TBR list for a while because it looked interesting. The writing was okay and there were many exciting scenes, if filled with horrifyingly bloody animal attacks; but the science, the human response, the conclusion, the lack of credentials for the main character, the lack of emotion, were all just stupid. Don't bother reading this unless you want a dumbed-down Jurassic Park knockoff to while away a few mindless ho [...]

    8. Added this book into the mix this year for a challenge- Why aren't there more books that start with a "Z" out there?Zoo finds Oz Jackson racing to figure out what is happening in the world. He makes his way to Bostwana and discovers that animals, specifically male animals are freaking out and attacking all the humans in the world. He comes home to find his own pet chimp, Attila also having a meltdown and escaping his NYC apartment. He figures out what the issue is and presents his theory to the [...]

    9. I've never read Patterson before. I thought this premise sounded interesting, and hoped that maybe this book would fill the niche left by my running out of Crichton books I feel like reading/re-reading.It was all right. It was remarkably simple in its writing, I thought. I would have expected slightly more elevated prose from a writer of Patterson's experience. It could be said that the First Person sections were written to match the narrative voice, but even the parts that weren't from Oz's Poi [...]

    10. I have decided to be slightly more harsh with my ratings of supermarket thriller/horror novels (this genre needs it's own rating category) so I give this only two stars not because I didn't enjoy it but because it's just not that great of a book when compared to all the novels out there. So-so writing and stupid science abound as the animals of the world go haywire and start attacking humans. The first to notice is Jack Oz, who is ridiculed by the serious scientific community until the attacks b [...]

    11. Let me preface this review by saying this was the first James Patterson novel I have read. Also, the book was co-authored by Michael Ledwidge. I chose to pick up this book because the storyline looked promising. That's the best thing I can say about this novel. What made this book such a lackluster read? There were many reasons: cheesy dialogue, simplistic sentences, superfluous crassness, needless references to modern celebrities and popular products (not to mention the details on the many vari [...]

    12. Jackson Oz, biologist and Chloe Tousignant, ecologist have banded together to work on the world wide problem of multiple attacks by animals – big or small, they all seemed to be banding together to kill humans. Oz first met Chloe in Africa when he witnessed a group of male lions rampaging and killing. He was lucky to escape with his life, and also managed to rescue Chloe. The phenomenon of the packs all being male was not lost on Oz and Chloe – but would they be able to make the powers that [...]

    13. So I picked up this book because the premise seemed really interesting and I have heard great things about James Patterson. I have never read any of his books so I thought I would give this one a try. On the cover flap there is a quote from the New York Times: "Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's Best Book Ever." Well if this is the best book ever then the world really has gone downhill and I weep for humanity. This was the worst book I have ever read and [...]

    14. Let me start off by saying that the premise of "Zoo" sounds like a very promising story. It's a techno-thriller set in the present day and explores a mystery illness suddenly spreading around the world that is causing all sorts of mammals to inexplicably attack humans on sight (and smell). From domesticated pets to wild animals, we've suddenly become nature's favorite snack.In reality, this book should probably be named, "50 Shades of Prey." The writing style leaves quite a bit to be desired. Th [...]

    15. Πραγματικά για κάποιο λόγο αδημονούσα να διαβάσω το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο.Μη έχοντας διαβάσει άλλο έργο του Patterson μπορώ να πω πως τελικά απογοητεύτηκα!Το βιβλίο αν και έχει ωραίο θέμα και καταιγιστική δράση το χαρακτηρίζει μια έντονη προχειρότητα που παρατηρείται έντονα στ [...]

    16. I found this book interesting, yet a bit difficult to rate. There were parts that were so realistic, such as government responses and run-around. However, there were also parts that were unrealistic, which I can't explain without spoilers. Also, there were a couple of tidbits that I didn't think really worked. I liked the storyline, for the most part, and the writing was good, of course. I wasn't crazy about the ending, but I suppose it was more realistic, so it's ok. In general, it was a differ [...]

    17. This is a book I've had on my Kindle Fire for at least a year (probably two), but I just never got around to starting it. When I heard that it will be the basis for a new 13-episode TV series beginning June 30 on CBS, though, I decided to give it a go. First, I looked at the book reviews; to my dismay, as of late April there were 1,903 at , and an astounding 413 reviewers gave it the worst possible rating - one star - and the average is only three. Well, that's TV executives for you, I said to m [...]

    18. Jesus Christ James Patterson has sunk to a new low And he's been to some pretty low points. This book is not only one of the worst James Patterson books I've read, it's one of the worst books I have ever read, period. Here are a few reasons why-The main character is afraid that something is making all animals go crazy and become violent, and yet he keeps a pet chimp? And he leaves other people to take care of it? (view spoiler)[ One of these babysitters was killed by the animal, and Oz feels abs [...]

    19. I started this story because I was interested in watching the TV series based on this book. I'm not so sure I want to watch it anymore though. I'm usually a huge fan of James Patterson, and for the majority of this book, I was really loving the story line. Then we hit the actual science behind why animals were suddenly attacking humans, and I think I may have literally rolled my eyes. I wonder if Patterson actually did any real research before writing this book. Yes, the book kept me interested. [...]

    20. Pretty good. I did something I never do: I made the mistake of watching the show first so that effected my feelings. This is something I don't normally do for this very reason. But I am glad I finally got around to read this book. I have had it for awhile now.

    21. In recent weeks I've read a lot of epic books (A Dance with Dragons, A Feast for Crows, The Stand) and I was tired of wrapping my head around keeping up with hundreds of characters, dense plots and not knowing what was going on half the time. This novel was a perfect escape and it knows what it is: a fast-paced, enjoyable thriller designed for that long airplane ride or daily commute to work. I greatly enjoyed it, I took it for what it was and didn't think too much about the shortcomings in the [...]

    22. Something is making wild animals and house pets go crazy and turn on humans all over the world. I just finished reading this book and it is totally different then most of James Patterson's books. But the book is so different that it compels you to keep turning the pages to see what happens next.

    23. Wow. This book, though.For a lover of dystopian, I was immediately drawn to this book for multiple reasons. While this is not a dystopian, it had some classic elements that I loved. One, we dun fucked up and there are detrimental consequences to our way of life as we know it. Two, Government officials (and all the way down to "Joe Shmo" level people) don't want to listen to the facts until it's too late, subsequently dooming us all. Three, our planet kicks the ever-loving shit out of us for bein [...]

    24. I have to admit that I am like every other James Patterson fan, I see his name as author of a book and I have to read it; but, haven't you wondered how much of these books with co-authors are actually written by him? Since the style of this book is identical to the Michael Bennett books co-authored by Michael Ledwidge, and so dissimilar to the style of other Patterson books, let's finally give credit where credit is due Ledwidge is brilliant! After all, who else knows how to slip just the right [...]

    25. “The world was becoming a zoo, without cages.”End of the world, apocalypse novel, but with animals?! This actually surprised me as i didn't enjoy my last James Patterson read all that much. But this, being a standalone, i enjoyed it immensely. So many reviewed this really low, maybe due to the fact that many animal activists hate animals being seen as dangerous and out of control, even in a novel. I love animals(hello, im living with 4 cats, and a dog atm) and hate seeing any animal hurt ,ha [...]

    26. I was expecting more. Not as suspenseful as I hoped and the story was a little forced and predictable throughout. I did enjoy the ending, but, for me, the road to get there was just okay.

    27. 2.5 StarsA fluffy, beach read and nothing more. I found it entertaining but in the same way you would an horrible B-movie or a disaster movie (like "2012").Animals around the world go nuts and attack humans, and scientists don't know why. My biggest issue with this book is as follows: the main character is a scientist (sort of, he dropped out of the PhD program at Colombia), who has been trying to convince the US government, & the world, that something is wrong with the world's animals. No o [...]

    28. Something is making animals all over the world violent. Jackson Oz has taken notice and desperately tries to warn politicians and scientists of the impending danger, but no one will listen. Until the animal packs get too large and deaths skyrocket. Enjoyably different from most of Patterson's books in recent years. It actually seemed more like a Crichton story. It is more serious and dense than his Cross, Bennett, and Women's Murder books. It will definitely give you second thoughts about trusti [...]

    29. Well I've read several James Patterson boks before so I thought I knew what I was getting in to when I picked this up, but I could not have been more wrong. I'll admit his books aren't always the most clever or thought provoking, but this really took it to a new low. I actually felt that this book insulted my intelligence the entire way through. Let's start with the premise. It seemed like it could have gone somewhere interesting. Animals attacking humans suddenly and for seemingly no reason. Th [...]

    30. Ok, I've actually been reading this book on and off for months now. I got a promo copy of the book from my workplace, so I didn't actually pay for this book thankfully.I didn't like this book. The story could have been good but it just wasn't. This review will contain massive spoilers though, so don't continue reading unless you just don't care or unless you've read the book.Probably the biggest problem with this whole book was that it was just like a bad sci fi movie, except those are good beca [...]

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