Zoo by James Patterson (Book Review)

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I have a terrible habit!  If I start a novel or a movie, and it’s terrible, I still have to finish it. It happened to me when I read Fifty Shades of Grey, such a terrible book and it happened to me when I read James Patterson’s novel Zoo!

I was highly disappointed when I read James Patterson’s novel, Zoo. As I mentioned before I was made aware of the novel after I watched CBS’s show Zoo based on the book by James Patterson. Other than three characters and the main two protagonists having the same names as characters in the show; everything else was different. And that’s ok! However, I had a lot more expectations for the novel.


So the basic story is about Scientist Jackson Oz who has recently been made aware that his theory of a virus called HAC is arising in the Animal Kingdom. All over the world, wild animals and domestic animals are acting strange and attacking human beings. On a trip to Africa, he meets a young biologist named Chloe Tousignant, who’s safari camp, is attacked by a pride of male lions. Together they’re trying to discover the strange animal behavior.

I won’t spoil the ending of the book, but it didn’t start to get interesting until the last one hundred pages, and even then the climax was very slow. It lacked mystery and suspense! On the positive side James Patterson covered some great themes about animal behavior, human greed, and evolution, but overall I would not recommend this book.

What’s next on the list? The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark. I started the book, and I can tell you I’m already ready to read more.

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