|Zoo Plot Summary|
Let me preface this entry by saying; i'm a huge lover of animals, not in a crazy vegan eating save all the animals no matter what kind of way, but more like animals deserve to be treated with respect considering they keep us alive and happy kind of way.
This book is not for kids or those who aren't ok with violence that is somewhat graphic. I wouldn't say it was overly so but there were definitely times when I thought "Ouch, that would really suck," and added a line to "the ways I would never want to die" list. The storyline was definitely an interesting view on how human pollution can affect the animal population, so much so that it resulted in catastrophic unforeseen consequences. There also seemed to be a thought process that the animals (or more specifically mammals) were acting as the executioners to humanity as a result of their own selfish actions. Hopefully, this does not reveal to much more than you would read in the synopsis if it does let me know.
The author jumped around a lot, usually at the most frustrating times and for which I became a little irritated. They were like little cutaways that didn't have anything to do with the main story line (other than death by animal). Of course I know this was to build and continue the suspense but arrg! Touche Mr. Patterson Touche. This is a book that can be enjoyed by men and women which I find to be a rare occurrence. Women are drawn by the animals men by the violence. Yes, I'm stereotyping a little but hey they exist for a reason. There is also a lot of scientific and political tones spread throughout the book but it isn't nauseatingly bad. This is my first Patterson book and I must say I am impressed. Good story line, seems well researched (not really my area but sounds accurate) and most important good grammar. All of this attributed to my positive favor of this book, managed to finish it in about 3 days.
Rating ~ 2