Friday, October 05, 2012

Book Beginnings Friday: Zoo

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.

 I'm reading Zoo by James Patterson:

Located in Griffith Park, a four-thousand-acre stretch of land featuring two eighteen-hole golf courses, the Autry National Center, and the HOLLYWOOD sign, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is more of a run-down tourist attraction that a wildlife conservation facility.

As many of you know, I love James Patterson and read most of his books, especially many of his series, including Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, the Women's Murder Club and Private. This one is a stand-alone and has an interesting premise. I'm about a quarter of the way into it and I'm very curious as to how things will turn out. I will say, though, I would suggest not reading this right before going to bed...the scenes with the animals attacking humans - doesn't really make for sweet dreams!



  1. I am always afraid his books will be too scary. But I've seen some of the movie adaptations and thought they were very good. Maybe I just need to pick the right ones.

    Thanks for posting on Book Beginnings on Fridays! Sorry I haven't been around for a while. This is the first Friday I am actually in town and at my computer in several weeks.

  2. Yikes--animals attacking! That would encourage nightmares.

    Here's my Friday Post.

  3. I haven't read any of his books. This looks interesting.

  4. I have never read any of his books either. Sounds like an interesting premise, albeit scary one.

  5. That's a bit of a complicated opening sentence but the story sounds gripping, although a bit too scary for me - enjoy ;)

  6. I've never read any Patterson...I always think zoo animals have pent up aggression. Or maybe they're neglected in this book. I don't know. Very interesting.

  7. I have only read "Guilty Wives" by James Patterson, but I have been wanting to read "Zoo!" Thank you for sharing!


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