She, and her photographer brother Hamish, are whisked away to China to see this zoo that they know nothing about, and nothing they could have imagined could have prepared them for what they find there. The Great Zoo of China is pure Reilly but definitely makes you think of Jurassic Park and the 1998 Godzilla. With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review. So I endeavored from the outset to make The Great Zoo of China as different from Jurassic Park as It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. But as with all great action adventure books, it can't be as easy and good as it seems and soon after entering the zoo, though being assured they are completely safe, all hell breaks loose. Well, technically, there was Troll Mountain but I was so thoroughly unimpressed, I pretend it doesn't exist. I'm a pretty big Matt Reilly fan.
How could the features of dragons be so consistent all around the ancient world, from Australia to Meso-America to Greece and Norway, when there was no way to send information around that ancient world? Just as I was hoping, a typical feverishly fast-paced nonstop action-packed Matthew Reilly-read that I was glued to the book from the first page to the last. I would be lying if I say that I don't see any comparison with Jurassic Park, because this was Jurassic Park with Dragons instead of dinosaurs. It kind of reminded me of a novelization of some super cheesy, low budget, made for tv slasher flick. But enough of all that nitpicking, The Great Zoo of China is first and foremost a very entertaining fun read, and a blisteringly fast at that! The Great Zoo of China is Reilly's second recent work that strays from his two ongoing series. The thing that stood out for me in The Great Zoo of China was the research and the character development.
They have proven the existence of dragons—a landmark discovery no one could ever believe is real, and a scientific revelation that will amaze the world. Also, maybe a bit more witty dialogue would have added more. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. Clearly Reilly is aware that this book would be compared to Jurassic Park and he understood that fact. It will amaze the world. Despite various nicknames like Red Face, Smiley, I could not really give a crap about the personal motivations of the individual dragon. Reilly uses this to great effect in the creation of the China Zoo.
They have the Big Mac, we have the big Mic. However, there' First off, I've never read anything by this author before. Kept secret for over 40 years, the Chinese are now ready to show off their greatest cultural attraction to the world populated by a most unique species of reptile and in order to do so what better way than to invite a few international guests eg. That said, Reilly does not always pay attention to the small details and seemingly hopes the reader fails to notice an inconsistency or ill fitting logic. We are supposed to believe that in this communist nation, at the sight of the greatest achievement, that they would allow a small girl to wear the symbol of their biggest and most hated competition.
Also, apparently she had to be hot because she's a woman, you know but also have a flaw and a somewhat troubled past. Es geht wirklich rasant zu im großen Zoo von China, Langeweile kommt keine Sekunde auf. Otherwise it's a book crafted by a hardworking and resourceful author. Something did catch my attention about The Great Zoo of China The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly is a modern action thriller with a good dose technological science fiction. But he returns to form in The Great Zoo of China. Marketed by American advertising companies.
Before that, I had been mainly a romance or sci-fi reader Star Trek , so I tried the Reilly and loved it. Jason I love your blog and your other works. I still enjoyed the book, but it was really a Jurassic Park re-do with flying dinosaurs. Language Mild Obscenities - 44 F-Words - 40 Religious Exclamations - 10 Violence - 5 I have to give this a 5. There is death on most every other page and the deaths come in various creative and gruesome manners. It was a thrilling ride, and like a roller coaster, I want to go around again wish it were for the first time though.
I threw the car into reverse and slammed on the pedal, as the dragons eyes turned to me, his wings outstretched as he took a flying leap. And don't even get me started on the stereotypical badbadbad Chinese people, who can build a city in no time at all and keep it all secret because of their form of government and who don't care about any lives at all as long as the party is happy. Genetically engineered space rabbits with libidos would make a much more interesting story. I knew that the nice dragon would come in handy later on the story it was and that the child would need to be rescued yes that happened. I kind of fell for it.
Its like Jurassic Park in its excitement, but more. The officer fired, and the dragon's obsidian eyes narrowed to slits. In todays world, China is the second largest economy and has grown at an unbelievable rate over the last few decades. There was one part of the story with the birthing process of the dragons that disturbed me some though, We don't get to deep into the characters aside from C. We are not paid to review books. But the scene-stealer is Lucky.
The science creates credibility, and although the educated reader will note that it may not play off exactly right, will accept it for what it is. Before I read the book, I read many reviews which compared The Great Zoo of China to Jurassic park, and while there are definitely some inevitable similarities, the overall impression I got from this book was very distinct. Rich Orlow is an excellent narrator, and Reilly provides him nonstop action with a cinematic flair. He effects the many character voices without annoying caricature, which might have been a real temptation for a cast that includes evil Chinese party officials, mad scientists, and super-competent American agents. For more reviews go to Cue in my super sonic love for all which is cheese.