Is Zona believable?

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The way the author has described the place doesn't have a sufficient information or the facts about this place and hence it could have been made more realistic by adding more description to represent this place.
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I think the story is beleiavble but it does take work on the readers part to buy into the story and expand on it in their own mind. Knowing that the story is fiction the reader can add to the details provided by the author to make the story seem more real to them.
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In Randall's journal, he mentioned that Zona was thought to be a potential source of uranium, which I believe is why it was a forbidden zone. This was never brought up again, and I kept expecting something else to happen, aside from there being very large animals.

I didn't have a hard time visualizing Zona. I just found it a bit weird that they went north and it got hotter, though this was a bit clumsily explained.
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It's not believable. I think the author wants us to imagine our own "Zona"
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I feel the ending of this book is very well. Everything turned out great, which is hard to believe. But it is a novel, and I do not mind seeing a happy ending.
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I thought the author made it to be believable. It was very descriptive and made me want to read more.
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I did have to ignore how many details were missing. It did make it a little difficult to believe in the existence of Zona.
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I found the plot pretty believable except for the fact that their aren't many places on earth that haven't been at least partially explored. We are discovering new species from time to time. However, these were huge animals that couldn't be kept hidden for long.
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I think the author did an accurate job in the description of Zona, as it's a work of fiction, only physical representation can fully explain the detailed scene of Zona. Readers can only imagine. Which is what's authentic book is for.
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Post by shamayelnur »

I feel Zona is not believable but it has to do more with the imagination. The writer used imaginative descriptions to understand it well in my opinion. And I dont complain about his descriptive tools. The illustration was believable in my mind.
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It's a fictional story, which means It's up to one's expanse of ingenuity to believe it or not. The author must give sufficient characteristics to picture everything, and I honestly think there wasn't enough.
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I think there is enough description to get along - the apartment is quite well described, for example. The Zona itself needs to be more mysterious so it would lack in some of the descriptions that one would expect of a real place.
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I'm about halfway through reading it but it's going good so far. I agree with some that it started off slow, but when they began the journey I became interested in the setting. I actually searched on Google to learn more about Russia and Siberia. It's actually cool because many of it is unexplored, and it's a huge huge expanse of land.
The concept of the larger and extinct animals is also interesting.
While it may not be 100% believable, it makes for a good story.
And it definitely got me interested in searching more into Siberia.
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Well, the book is fictional and keeping that in mind it could be believed that the place is real. Otherwise, out in the actual world it's hard to imagine such a place.
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Post by gelli_baranda »

What's more important for me are the storyline and the characters. Location-wise, not so much. Though I must agree that for some people it is important to know about the geographical element of the book to make it believable at the least.
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