Oz Jackson is an outcast amongst his Biologist and Ecologist peers who think he is a crack pot for proposing a theory that animal behaviour is changing. But when animals start attacking humans across the globe his radical theory doesn’t sound so crazy anymore...
As a young adult James Patterson introduced me to the thriller genre with his fast paced, easy to read stories. Zoo is no exception. The action takes precedent over the characters who are reasonably one dimensional, but that’s ok because really they are just a device to take you on an adrenaline fuelled romp across the globe. The shocking animal behaviour including a brutal chimp attack and an unusual lion attack are the main thrust of the book.
This is a alone story and rather a departure from Patterson’s usual Detective based genre and steps more into the realms of Micheal Crichton apocalyptic territory but with a somewhat more simplified storyline. I’ve read some of his other books written with Michael Ledwidge and this has the same consistent pace and soeed making them good writing partners.
The reasoning for the sudden animal meltdown is rather tenuous and it’s rather a stretch to think the experts wouldn’t have made some of the connections sooner. Not that it stopped me from enjoying this book. Take it for what it is, a bit of heart racing fun and enjoy.
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