Jurassic Park

August 8, 2019     Charles     Reviews

Jurassic ParkJurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Series: Jurassic Park #1
Published by Ballantine Books on May 14, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Pages: 466
Format: eBook
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An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.

Until something goes wrong. . . .

In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.

This book lives up the movies, for real! There is more attention to detail in the books such as the computer coding and equations and I found it rather interesting. I was inspired to read Jurassic Park after watching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the movie theaters. A fun fact I learned about the book is that Universal Studios bought the rights to Jurassic Park before the book was even published. I watched the first Jurassic Park movies when I was young, the movie came out in 1993 (what a lovely year!).

While the book was published in 1993, like many books it is of great interest today. I think the world is always going to be fascinated with dinosaurs and this book sparked 2 movie franchises, sections in amusement parks, and more. Now let us move on to the book.

I found the characters rather interesting, a lot of them were different than how they were portrayed in the movies. Also, the children were younger/older than in the movies. I really liked Tim throughout the book I saw a lot of myself in him (love of knowledge and dinosaurs plus some computer skills). Ian Malcolm is as clever as always and found myself looking forward to whenever he would pop up in the book. He role was a tad bit different than the movie, but I was okay with that.

There were seventeen dinosaurs mentioned throughout the book and each one as interesting as the next. I tell you these dinosaurs are smart, and I hope we truly never have something as crazy as Jurassic Park in the real world. But scientists say we are three to five years away from being able to bring dinosaurs back to life. Like these series were not a good enough reason as to why we shouldn’t do it. My favorite dinosaur in the book was the Velociraptors, partly because we see a great deal of interacting with them as also because of how smart they are.

Overall the book was a great read. At times it got rather technical, but I like that aspect of the book. I found the characters really interesting and liked how the author followed the characters throughout the book. I look forward to reading the second book in the series soon. I might even rewatch the original Jurassic Park movies now!

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