Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books
In the blockbuster and bestselling tradition of Jurassic Park comes the breakneck new adventure from the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly whose imaginative, cinematic thrillers “make you feel like a kid again; [they’re] a blast” (Booklist).
It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. 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. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing findings within the greatest zoo ever constructed.
A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that the dragons are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong.
Of course it can’t…
Why did I add The Great Zoo of China to my bookshelf?
This is one of those books that has been sitting on my NetGalley shelf unread for years. 4 years if you are counting and yes, I am ashamed. I remember requesting it because I had heard great things about Matthew Reilly and I wanted to try his work. Then I saw a few reviews and they were not so great so I skipped over it and really didn’t give it a whole lot of thought. I have since come across quite a few reviews that were very favorable so I think I need to try this one out for myself and since I just noticed that my local library has a copy of the audiobook for this one, I think it might happen pretty soon.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it to others?