I am a James Patterson fan (Alex Cross and Michael Bennett series) and I was totally surprised with the subject of the book. I only read the book after seeing the add for the TV show on CBS this summer (2015)
Other reviews I read stated they were disappointed. I wasn't. It was a pleasant difference in James Patterson's writing style and the subject.
If you like environmental drama, this is a good book. (Don't make any comparisons to the show. It is completely different from the book all together.
I actually would be interested in a second book. The book ended without closure. (unfortunately I like to have closure to my books)
Seemed a bit slow toward the end but quote a page Turner for first 3/4 of this book. I am impressed with this author being able to tell a great story about a subject matter different from his well known genre.
Teacher and family man.
If you are looking to listen to or read this book in hopes of finding out more about the CBS show then you will be disappointed. The show is nothing like the book, as the show Under The Dome was completely different. That said, this story is a frightening look at a What If scenario. The specific attacks described are terrifying. I am not sold on the final cause of the animal revolt, but the observation about humanity's response is entirely too accurate, in both the positive and even more acutely in the negative.
This book is sure to give you fuel for introspective thought.
I really loved the premise of this book. I don't know if the science is real, but it certainly has me thinking! I really liked the author's style of writing too.
anyone who is concerned with the environment will find this book both entertaining and frightening. I think it should be required reading by all high school and college students, and politicians. I watched the television series and enjoyed it. however, the TV adaptation pales in comparison to the book. just about anyone would find this topic timely. it may be the cautionary tale of the decade!
Great book. I enjoyed its twists and turns. Sometimes it even made me cringe and twitch in my seat because of the horrific death scenes. The only downfall, well more of a flaw, was the simplistic writing style. I have to say I expected a little bit more from James Patterson. Though, this could be because this is my first time reading a Patterson's novel. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend this book to thrill-seekers and horror lovers. It's a real page turner!
Never read the print version - I like all audio books better, as I can do something else while enjoying a book (like driving)
The freaking end!!!! Oh man, really????
Some emotion that I might miss with just my brain!
Yes, almost did it too!
The scenes where they gun down and drive over domesticated dogs. That seemed like overkill.
First of all, there are 98 chapters for an 8 hour book. That is ridiculous and unnecessary. The book was very predictable and boring. It wasn't well written; a book for the masses.
I wasn't terribly fond of the cocky, doomsaying main character either (who keeps a chimp in his apartment when he is preaching about the dangers of increasing animal aggression/killings?). He is the hero who saves a damsel in distress. The book plays into gendered stereotypes; the suave, brave man saves the helpless, sexy french woman who is completely dependent & has a panic attacks when he is away from her.
The premise of the book and the subsequent solution are absurd and totally nonsensical. It's funny that the science of this book could be so wrong despite all the main characters being scientists. I can suspend my disbelief to an extent, but the solution was instantly effective where in reality it would probably take years before any slight difference would have occurred, especially since it took so many years for the problem to develop. Animals aren't light switches.