The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure

The Zoo An Allegorical Adventure Have you ever thought about stepping into the past of a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan city right before it came to a state of mass destruction and annihilation How could such a thing happen and wh

  • Title: The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
  • Author: Stephen Black
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Have you ever thought about stepping into the past of a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan city, right before it came to a state of mass destruction and annihilation How could such a thing happen and who were the characters that precipitated its decline What were their motivations and how did they behave The Zoo is an adventure that takes you on this treacherous journey.Have you ever thought about stepping into the past of a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan city, right before it came to a state of mass destruction and annihilation How could such a thing happen and who were the characters that precipitated its decline What were their motivations and how did they behave The Zoo is an adventure that takes you on this treacherous journey Filled with suspense, tension and thought provoking themes, this witty story is a page turner that will keep you on edge until the very last page.In the book, you travel on an intrepid three day adventure exploring the remains of a once energetic, but now desolated and uninhabited metropolis You ll hear about the comical, yet tragic cast of characters zoo animals that caused the devastation through a chain of unanticipated events You will experience the deep conflict between Larry the Monkey and Victor the Bear that set the wheels in motion for the catastrophic events that follow You ll also come across a few principled characters that tried their best to prevent such happenings In addition, for the clever reader there is a challenge to determine which major metropolitan city the book s setting was modeled after.In a metaphorical way, you may even find a certain resemblance to our own modern day state of affairs At the core, The Zoo is a dystopian satire that provides keen insights into human behavior Written in a classical tone and style reminiscent of Animal Farm and War of the Worlds, this is a book that will certainly cause you to see the world with a different perspective

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    1. This book is just awful. I got it free as an offer from Kindle, and I think Kindle should have offered to pay me just to read it. I taught writing for 30 years to college seniors, and if this book had been turned in to my class, I'd tell the writer to start over or take a different class--and I'm a very supportive instructor.The most elementary rules of punctuation are disregarded throughout. Every time there's a quote, it reads like: "This is really interesting." he said. There's supposed to be [...]

    2. I received a complimentary copy of The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure in exchange for my promise to write a review.I had expected this to be something along the lines of George Orwell's Animal Farm. It is not. A man and his grandson journey to a ruined city. As they explore the long abandoned ruins, the man tells the boy the story of what had happened there. He tells him all about the animals in the zoo, describing each by name, Larry the Monkey, Victor the Bear, Nadine the Parrot, and so forth. [...]

    3. This is a good book to put in your pocket for a short flight. You can't help but think that we are talking about a metropolitan American city as you begin to read. Of course, it is easy to associate the characters with the present day politicians. We all seem to think that nothing like this could happen in our society, but there are so many followers today and so few real good leaders, that this could in fact happen, and from my point of view, having been born in the late 30's that it is in fact [...]

    4. This is a novella about a grandfather who takes his grandson on a journey to a once thriving cosmopolitan city that is now a mass of rubble. This fall of a Zoo and it's inhabitants has a ripple effect that causes great harm to neighbouring areas causing mass destruction further afield. A moralistic tale that shows how quickly things can turn very bad and how the choices we make effects more then just ourselves. If you are a fan of Animal Farm or dystopian books then this book is likely to appeal [...]

    5. The book itself was a written in a straightforward fashion where descriptions ran parallel with spelled out interpretations. (For example instead of letting the reader interpret rusty, time ruined metal framework of a forgotten city, the author describes the building as having metal that is old and had been abandoned.) The author keeps the reader anticipating how a story of the zoo and its animals with their unique characters led to the city being abandoned. The last couple of chapters really pi [...]

    6. I received "The Zoo" by Stephen Black for free through the First Read Program. I promised to give an honest review so I gave it three stars.I feel that this book is a good YA book. The animals in the Zoo show characteristics of human behavior. Their actions lead to the downfall of a wonderful city. I liked the book but I feel that it needs a little fleshing out and more details about what caused the downfall.

    7. NOT MY CUP OF TEA.This book told a story about fear and how fear makes man do things that would otherwise be shocking. The read for me was slow going. The book is not really appropriate for young children because of the "fear factor" they would think about what could happen if people get sick.It just took too long for an obvious ending without really answering questions that left me hanging. I don't recommend this read but I am sure others may.

    8. A Summer “Must Read”!This was a fun fast paced book that was really thought provoking and entertaining. The characters were well developed and hilarious, especially Karl the donkey and Larry the monkey. Lots of antics and a moral theme to boot. A perfect short book to bring on a plane or on vacation. I just couldn’t put the book down, because each chapter left me wanting to know what happened next. If you’re looking for a good short adventure book, I’d highly recommend the Zoo.

    9. First I was a winner of this book. The book was well written. I enjoy the story of the down fall of a city. The chapters were short and the allegories were clear. I got the message of the story. Well done.

    10. I enjoyed the book, if one is critical of the mechanics of writing, this might not be for you. It is an interesting idea that raises relevant questions.

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