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Welcome to Week 3 of the Online Book Club discussion of Zoo! How did you enjoy this part? I have to say that I didn't enjoy all aspects of this section. I thought the part about Natalie's death was poorly handled, and I didn't think it was believable that Oz wouldn't have to serve some sort of jail time for his role in her death. What were his repercussions for having a murderous chimpanzee… (more)
Welcome to week 2 of our Online Book Club discussion of Zoo by James Patterson. How did you enjoy the beginning of the book? Did it make you think about a family friendly trip to the zoo with more trepidation? Before starting this book, I had never read a James Patterson book, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by how the chapters flew by as I was reading.… (more)
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Online Book Club pick for January 2019. Jackson Oz, a biologist, notices that animals around the world are shifting and are attacking humans. Can he convince the world that this is a major problem before the animals create a world-wide catastrophe?
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AND THERE WAS more bad news that morning—special, just for me. I had to interrupt my research in order to head down to D.C. to do my Chicken Little dance at another time-suck of a congressional hearing. For all the scientific evidence we were amassing—and in spite of the exponential increases in animal attacks, which were irrefutable—many people, both in the government and in the citizenry our elected officials are supposedly beholden to, were still refusing to accept that anything out of the ordinary was happening. ... my gathering headache coming at me in fuzzy radio waves of pain, and was more astonished than alarmed when a guy I didn’t know came in and sat down across from me. He looked like an ex-husband of Britney Spears: skinny arms blue with bad tats, houndstooth Sinatra hat, a goatee that looked drawn on. A small part of me wondered if I was still asleep. “Can I help you?” I said. “You Jackson Oz?” I might have rolled my eyes. Here we go.
I'm watching the terrific Zoo Season One which was based on this book. The Video is much improved, likely work by screen writers. Quote samples of why my 2 star rating:
The terminal was filled to capacity, crowded with tourists coming in from evacuated safari camps. The air buzzed with fear and nervous excitement. The tourists looked scared and confused, though I was glad to see that many of them were texting. With the threat of a government cover-up looming, I hoped word of this craziness was already leaking to the press.
“The first step,” I said, “would be removing the factors that are causing the environmental disturbance.” “Remove petroleum products?” said the president. “And cell phones?” said the secretary of state. I nodded at both of them, then looked out at the faces around the table and on the screens.” “Desperate times, ladies and gentlemen,” I said. “Here’s what I think we should do.”
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