Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 1990-11-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,118 Ratings)
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Description

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Wonderful . . . powerful.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
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.
 
“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News
 
“Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Full of suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review

Reviews

  • Absolutely loved the book!!!!

    5
    By Joseph Schmidt
    I'm a huge fan of the Jurassic Park movies and finally got the chance to see where Spielberg got his inspiration from....needless to say from the first page to the last I had no idea what adventure I would experience, the story is a rollercoaster of emotions where you don't know who will live who will die what's going to happen next? The story that is written in these pages is the story I would have loved or would love to see brought word for word to the big screen which some aspects of Jurassic World are definitely displayed here but overall this is a must read for any sci-fi fan or someone looking for a quick read, amazing work!!!
  • A scary read

    5
    By *Shazam666*
    The series of the Jurassic Park books are way more involved then the movies, of course. The books are a very scary read, and you are more afraid of the Dinosaurs in the books then in the movies. I thoroughly loved the movies, including Jurassic World, and the Lego game, but the books were much more enjoyable.
  • Wow!!!

    5
    By rees1291
    I absolutely loved this book!! As a kid I have always loved the movies and decided it was time to read the books. Very impressed.
  • Jurassic park

    5
    By Nicky dickey
    I couldn't stop reading this book it is a 5 star book for any person that likes dinosaurs and books
  • Amazing

    5
    By Jamarcus Windypants
    Great, but how does a Dino shoot poison 50+ feet and blind someone? Also, Muldoon doesn't say anything but "bloody hell".
  • Loved this book!

    5
    By mjm11983
    So much better than the movie. A must read.
  • Movie was better

    2
    By Yo Jim Raps
    I've never said this before about a book that was adapted into a movie, but Jurassic Park the movie is better than this book. It's far more exciting.
  • Best Book Ever!

    5
    By KAB46
    The movie was great but the book is even better.
  • Surprisingly, movie improves on the novel

    3
    By GretchenSLP
    The book is long, and there's no one much to care about since no relationships exist among any of the characters. The screenplay author was wise to spice things up by creating a relationship between Grant and Sattler, and some genuine feeling on the part of Mr. Hammond for his grandchildren!
  • Very different from the movie

    4
    By Dfgghgfdssghhfdscj
    The book was extremely different from the movie (not that this is a bad thing). It was much more in-depth and enjoyable, had more character development, and more story. There was also a much larger body count that is usually graphic. I grew up on the movie and praised it for 10+ years but the book is by far better. The only downside is that Malcolm is extremely preachy throughout the entire thing. It feels like his text is just there so the author can rant and express his feelings towards modern science. Truly, after the first third of the book, Malcolm's dialogue could be cut and the plot stay relatively the same.

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