Monday, January 19, 2015

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

I was really excited to get my hands on this book. The blurb sounded intriguing and this author is known for writing excellent thrillers.
Was I thrilled reading The Great Zoo of China? Yes. But was I thrilled reading The Great Zoo of China, um, well since I've already seen/read Jurassic Park I was a bit disappointed with this read.
It's Jurassic Park with Dragons. And if you're wondering, is it really Jurassic Park with Dragons, I'm telling you, it's almost a play by play Jurassic Park with Dragons.
I've read the author's Q&A at the back of the book is by far the most interesting aspect of this novel. He gives is reasoning for choosing the setting of China and expresses his love for Michael Chrichton's Jurassic Park.

An author can pay homage to their favorite book, but using it as a carbon copy is a bit frustrating for readers when they are promised something refreshing and new.

3/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. That's strictly verboten, as the Germans would say. Sheesh!