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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge *(Audio)

  • ISBN-13: 9781478906179
  • ISBN-10: 1478906170
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: May 2015

Not quite my cup of tea.

Zoo is a half-baked, science-fiction suspense-thriller, that with some comedy relief and backwards humor could've been a very good "spoof." I really wanted to like this book, but the one dimensional characters were impossible to care about and the artificial pacing and choppy dialogue made it difficult to stay immersed in the story. Violence and gore are to be expected in thrillers, when it is an integral part of the story, adds to the reader's understanding and feel of the story, that's fine. But when it is gore for the sake of gore, in no way propelling the story forward, then it's unnecessary. Lengthy descriptions are too numerous to count and seem to serve no other purpose other than to fill pages. I have been a James Patterson fan since the first Alex Cross novel. Over the years there have been some books that weren't as good as others, but in recent years there seems to be more bad than good. Only the name on the cover is familiar, - Gone is the masterful storytellers' voice I enjoyed so very much. Zoo is not absolutely terrible, it's on the lower end of ok. But with so many number one best sellers to his name, I expect more than okay.

Happy Reading,


Also available in hardcover

*Review copy courtesy of Hachette Audio

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