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Friday, July 15, 2016

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton book review

 After Jurassic World came out, I'd been wanting to read the novel that started it all. I was overjoyed when I recently picked up Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton at my local library.

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From Goodreads:

"A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power."

First, let me say: ooooooh, man. This was a great read. It was well written and held my interest. It was pretty different from the movies, I have to say, but it was still really good. I felt the book was well researched for the time and information available (1990) and while I'm obviously not knowledgeable about genetic work, I didn't feel like it left things open that didn't make sense.

I've never been a dinosaur junkie, but I'm suddenly way more interested in them - I've been Googling dinosaurs like a ten year old. :) If you had any interest at all in the movies, which were pretty good and are on Netflix, definitely pick this up!

Find it here: Amazon - B&N - iBooks


1 comment

  1. I had NO idea it was a book first! I think I need to check it out!