Zoo by James PattersonZoo by James Patterson

Zoo

byJames Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Mass Market Paperback | December 17, 2013

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Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.

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For 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.

World
All 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.

Destruction
With 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)
James Patterson has had moreNew York Timesbestsellers than any other writer, ever, according toGuinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five year...
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Title:ZooFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455525154

ISBN - 13:9781455525157

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good concept, poor execution It was good, don't get me wrong, but the ending, and the big reveal as to what the problem was were sort of anti climatic...
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something different from Patterson Nothing about this book blew me away, and yet I couldn't put it down. It was broken up like a typical Patterson novel with very short chapters so I suppose that helped make it feel shorter than the number of pages the book totaled. As always, it included a frequent change in POV going from our main protagonist, Jackson Oz, to the POV of any number of minor characters, most of whom get killed off in the end by the aggressive animals that are hunting them. I think the message in that the conclusion of the novel was fair and probably correct, but I won't ruin it here for anyone considering reading this book. Some really big leaps of faith at times tying the threads of science together, but still satisfying in its overall execution. I still cant figure out what Z.O.O. stood for and Patterson skirts the issue by having his main character conveniently forget what it meant. Kind of lame.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping and suspenseful... Definitely better than the tv series, as the characters have much more depth. You sit on the edge of your seat because you care what happens to them, and you ache for them to succeed.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I read this book a while back even before the series started on tv. I am hooked on it.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nothing Like the Show - In a Good Way I read the book before attempting the show and as usual, the book is significantly better. The cover blurb sums it up "People around the world are panicking, and this time it's not zombies." The suspense and drive of a zombie thriller but with aggressive animals instead of people. Kept me on the edge of my seat and flipping the pages until the very end. Although I wasn't completely satisfied with how the ending panned out, the rest of the book by far made up for it. The changing POVs were perfectly timed to give a well-rounded look at how the whole world was dealing with the animal attacks. Great characters and interesting plot.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fun, Thrilling Read! Do not want read this book near your pet as you may get spooked.  Zoo is an apocalyptic book about animals gone wild due to humankind's damage to the environment.  It could have easily been cooked up by the late Michael Crichton.The writing can be choppy at times, the chapter sequences a bit awkward and the characters one dimensional but still the book is fun as a summer read.  The animals are the stars of this book.
Date published: 2013-12-26