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Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (11 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099553473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099553472
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An epic, unputdownable thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writer James Patterson

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR JAMES PATTERSON:

"The Man Who Can't Miss."--Lev Grossman, Time

"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"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I very nearly didnt buy this book for two reasons, the first being I am hooked on the TV series and normally I find that if I like a book I hate the screen adaptation and vice versa and the second reason was due to the negative reviews. Eventually impatience on wanting to know the story took over and I decided to take the chance and I am so pleased that I did! I am struggling to understand some of the negative reviews and am wondering if I have read the same book, having found it a real page turner.

The writing is snappy and to the point. It is not clunky and over descriptive but sets a sharp and stark overview of a world crisis in a series of vignettes but most of all I did find it beleivable with an ending that is both thought provoking and questionable.

With regards to my first reason I dont believe that my enjoyment of the TV series is going to be marred at all, whilst following the overall theme of the book the TV series is very different in terms of characters, scenes and development. There are ideas from the book used in the series but in different settings and storylines.

Hats off to James and Michael, a very different kind of apocalypse!!
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Format: Paperback
Got the book because I generally enjoy post-apocolyptic fiction and have also read and enjoyed a bit of James Patterson previously. I have never written a review before but felt compelled.

What a let down! The 'science' appeared to all be guess work on the part of the main characters, there was no indication of what made Oz come up with his original theory, or why his initial warnings fell on deaf ears.

Character development was non-existant, you really just do not care about Oz or anyone else in the story. Oz's reaction on the discovery of 'what has happened in his appt' while he was in Africa is laughable! Details of the back-stories seem irrelevant - Oz's military service, Chloe's panic attacks (introduced needlessly), the fact that she is supposed to be a scientist too (not developed/used in the story).

I've noticed a couple of other reviewers montioning Zoo is more like Stephen King - SK would never turn out dross like this. Perhaps it is down to the co-author set up JP has, where possibly others write and he over-sees?

In conclussion this is a really poor book. If science based thrillers are your bag check out Michael Crichton - Jurrasic Park, State of Fear etc. - nobody does (did) it better, nobody. I probably wont be bothering with too many JP novels in future.
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I have read many of James Patterson's book and enjoyed most of them. I was looking forward to reading this after having it recommended to me and also because I was intrigued by the concept - what would happen if animals turned against humans?

Well where to start? The flawed science didn't bother me as I suspect it will a lot of more pedantic readers, after all this is fiction. Rather the poor writing, terrible characters and lack of any tension or anything that really made me want to read on.

I found the main character really hard to like or to empathise with. Other supporting characters felt like they didn't really have any substance or interesting characteristics. The book is a respectable length but at times it felt like nothing was really happening. I kept putting this book down and not getting that feeling of I need to find out what happens next. More like I felt like I should struggle to the end because it might get better. Plus the ending isn't great - no spoilers here, maybe it is meant to shock but it just felt like such a cop out.

I think the idea was good and probably would be excellent if it had been more well executed. I don't like to criticise books but I really did feel this was a poor effort by Mr Patterson. If you want to read a James Patterson book then actually I would highly recommend checking out some of his young adult books - seriously they are a whole class above Zoo!
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A young, discredited zoologist finds his greatest fears becoming reality as the natural world turns as one, united against a singular and most deadly enemy: humankind. Nobody knows what has turned the animals, even our pets, into swarming hordes of killers. Soon, his debunked and dismissed theories are being sought out by the highest in authority as animal attacks across the word threaten to destroy society as we know it. Will the cause, and a cure be found in time?

This book is certainly entertaining, and the pace will be familiar to any who have previously read James Patterson's thrillers. Oz, the main character, is easy to like and has a certain melancholy acceptance, perhaps even empathy with the plight of the natural world that makes you ask who the bad guys really might be.

As with many Patterson thrillers, the pace is so blistering that it's hard to draw close to some characters before they are ripped, clawing and screaming from the story by an animal assailant. I found this problematic in making a connection with most, lessening the impact of their deaths. There was also a considerable amount of globe trotting to accommodate, which again made keeping track of characters and story arcs a little difficult.

The story does keep you guessing though, a key part to any thriller's success. It could be said that this is because it has a somewhat flimsy and far fetched nature, but that would be going a little too far. If you can suspend reality, and don't expect Crichton-esque scientific detail, you'll be swept along by the story just fine. One thing I will add, the dreadful TV spin-off makes the book seem like a masterpiece!
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