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article imageReview: New Patterson novel falls short of expectations

By Tiffany Romine     Sep 13, 2012 in Entertainment
Animals band together to reek chaos on humans in James Patterson's newly released novel Zoo. The novel is nothing like the average writing by this well known author.
Zoo was written by James Patterson and co authored by Micheal Ledwidge. The novel was released September 3rd. Zoo is a tale that brings to life the concept of animals all over the world, including ordinary house pets, becoming violent and wreaking havoc on humans. The novel opens at a fast pace, but Patterson seems to overly develop his scenario in its 416 pages.
Jackson Oz, a young biologist, documents attacks around the world as they appear to be happening more frequently. Oz desperately tries to warn others of the impending events to come. Knowing an epidemic of sorts is to come, he takes his information to politicians and other scientists. However, no one will listen. The reasoning behind what has made the animals lose control is very fake-sounding.
I could not fully get into the story line. Patterson seemed to take on a Crichton style of writing in the novel. In many parts, I found the sentences to be choppy at best. Zoo has made sure I will think twice before I purchase another novel by Patterson.
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