Every now and then, you just have to choose a random book that sounds so outrageous it piques your interest.
Such was the case with The Great Zoo of China, by Matthew Reilly.
CJ Cameron, veterinarian and renown reptile expert is one of a small group of Americans invited to visit the Great Zoo of China. When she and the others arrive, they discover that China has been nursing dragons in secret for years, preparing to unveil their dragon zoo– the one thing that will put them on the map and reinstall them as a major world power.
Naturally, when they arrive at the zoo, things quickly begin to fall apart.
Now, I’ve never read Jurassic Park, but I’ve seen the movies, and this book was reminiscent of the films, but different enough to be engaging.
It’s not a mind-blowing book, but it’s fun. The pace is fast, with action sequences coming one after the other. And, it’s not a mental workout to read, like some books. (Don’t get me wrong, I love those too, but sometimes it’s nice to read and not think.)
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, fun book, The Great Zoo of China is for you.