Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - Zoo

Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
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 impending violence becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn wor...  more »
Info icon
ISBN-13: 9781846058301
ISBN-10: 1846058309
Publication Date: 8/30/2012
Pages: 395
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Century
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

tammy60 avatar reviewed Zoo on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I absolutely enjoyed reading this one! I feel it's a great story written on a different scenario of the 'end of the world' theories. I know some people I have
talked with have defined their belief of the 'end of the world' means a drastic change in the world as we know it. Well, maybe the authors thought this too,
when they decided to write this book.

I highly recommend this book! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.
lgcentaur avatar reviewed Zoo on
Helpful Score: 5
The only reason I did not give this book a full 5/5 stars was because I felt the ending just abandoned the reader. I understand why the authors chose to leave the story as unfinished as they did and I admire them for it. But, still, some kind of more solid conclusion would have made me happy.

Beware readers: this is in the same genre and feeling as a Michael Crichton novel! It is scary and far too close to home for comfort. I was moved deeply by it and I'm pretty sure this novel will stay with me for a long time, if not forever.

Particularly, folks interested in biology and the environment, who aren't government happy will love this book.

Great read! Hard to put down once you've started. Keeps you guessing and hoping and praying, and then more praying.
jade19721 avatar reviewed Zoo on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
James Patterson's books are usually not the genre that I go for so I have never read anything by him before. I saw this and decided to give it a try since it's different than what he usually writes. I started reading it and by the 10th page I "thought" I had the plot figured out, but since I liked what I was reading so far I thought I would just go along for the ride which I was sure would be enjoyable. know how they tell you not judge a book by it's cover? Well this is one of those. I absolutley loved this book! It was right up there with a couple of my other favorites. The book did not end how I thought it would which suprised the heck right out of me. It starts out with a scientist who has been observing strange behaviors in animals for several years. He tries to get the word out, but he is ignored and laughed at by most until the animal attacks begin to get worse. Once the attacks start occuring in the most populated places he is called upon to figure what is going on, why, and how to stop it. I will stop there to avoid spilling out the details, but I do reccomend giving it a try.
reviewed Zoo on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
My husband gifted with me Zoo because I love James Patterson. I had been looking forward to reading this book simply because of the author. Once I started reading, I was captivated. The plot seems real enough, and I kind of think "Ohh! It's like ZOO!" when I see news stories of animals attacking.

For James Patterson fans, you won't be disappointed. The story grips you and moves quickly like so many of his books do.
Read All 23 Book Reviews of "Zoo"

Book Wiki

Zoo  1 of 2