Overall rating and opinion of "Zona: The Forbidden Land" by Fred G. Baker

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Overall rating and opinion of "Zona: The Forbidden Land" by Fred G. Baker

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This is a discussion topic for the July 2020 Book of the month, Zona: The Forbidden Land by Fred G. Baker

What is your overall opinion of the book? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

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I gave this book three stars, I found it an entertaining read but at times a bit slow and unbelievable. I would recommend it to others, who are into the sci-fi and fantasy genre. I read that the author is working on a sequel, I would want to read that one as well. It will be nice to learn more about actual life in Zona.

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It is quite interesting and there was suspense as well which makes one want to go on reading. I love adventure and I will advice anyone that loves adventure,romance and suspense to read this book because it is really nice. I will give it four stars.

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I rated this as 3 out of 4. Even though I don't normally like science fiction, the beginning of the book did not have that feel, and I became hooked on the plot. I felt like it became more unbelievable as time went on, however, and I liked it less and less toward the end.

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Zona, The Forbidden Land, is quiet an Adventurous-Masterpiece.

Uncle Randell is missing and presumed dead. Dr Grant Taylor fists his eyes on what he believed to be Uncle Randell's journal; In it, is the possible location to find Uncle Randell. So, Taylor takes off for the search of Uncle Randell, which eventually turned into an awesome adventure. Taylor met Irina; they go off to find land high up in the mountains were large animals live. The read becomes more interesting as Irina and Taylor meets others.

Despite the read being overwhelming, I was put off by the book's sluggish build-up! In other words; the tale is a little wordy. Otherwise, it is an amazing novel. What is your take on this book's duration? Mostly, in the first 3 Chapters.

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Actually I didn't mind at all. I wasn't bothered by the pace at the start of the book, it was setting the scene.

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The first few chapters were interesting, but I was getting bored as I kept reading.

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Anna Dougherty wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 13:47
The first few chapters were interesting, but I was getting bored as I kept reading.
I agree with your assessment. I liked the beginning much more than the ending.

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I will rate this book a 3 out of 4 stars because I am not really into science fictions however, I loved this book because it was full of adventures and suspence. I really liked the determination of Dr Taylor and would recommend this book to persons who love a good suspence while reading because it is an interesting read and it was quite engaging.

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This book gets a 3 out of 4 stars for me. Although I love science fiction, the book started becoming unbelievable at some point. I would recommend this book to others because it is interesting and it makes one want to keep going

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Well the first three chapters were more engaging than the others combined, nonetheless, it was overall an interesting read.

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The first few chapters were interesting, although the story was wavy ( beginning to get boring and then it still picked up on the way ).

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Leen282 wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 10:41
Actually I didn't mind at all. I wasn't bothered by the pace at the start of the book, it was setting the scene.
I agree with this. A lot of books use the first few chapters to set the scene so a slow build up is not uncommon.

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I agree with you on the "sluggish buildup." I thought the first chapter was interesting but it did drag somewhat after that in getting to the real action!
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I strongly agree with you about the sluggish buildup. I know it's part of setting the scene for the rest of book, but I still can't get through a book if the beginning is not interesting enough.
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