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Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Paperback Published: 1st June 2015
ISBN: 9781784752224
Number Of Pages: 480

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Before seeing Jurassic World film this June read the original, multimillion copy No. 1 bestselling thriller that inspired the first major motion picture Jurassic Park. On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park.An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge.But, as always, there is a dark side to the fantasy and after a catastrophe destroys the park's defence systems, the scientists and tourists are left fighting for survival...With this masterful cross of science fiction and action-adventure, Michael Crichton created one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, turned by Steven Spielberg into the highest grossing blockbuster ever in 1993.

Industry Reviews

"Crichton's most compulsive novel to date" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Breathtaking adventure... a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget" * Time Out *
"Wonderful ... powerful" * Washington Post *
"Full of suspense" * New York Times *

The philosophical origin of the Jurassic Park franchise


Jurassic Park, as a franchise, had been made only more and more visceral as the movies go on. Before all of that, however, Crichton's original novel served as a warning for what could happen if humans were arrogant with our sciences; what could happen if we foolishly think we could tame nature. The book is no less visceral than the movies (and I would argue it is MORE bloody in some places). The mysteries and the plots all add up nicely even (and I would argue especially) if you had seen the movie first. This will be because you know who the main characters are supposed to be, as Crichton have a habit of creating arcs with characters that are quickly abandoned. Ian Malcolm, the mathematician, is perhaps the dark horse of the novel as he delivers speech after speech why Jurassic Park is doomed to fail. It may come off as preachy in some aspects, but it will provide food for thought for days, and the humility that you may derive from it may make us approach science more cautiously and respectfully. Speaking of science, Crichton did his best to deliver the most scientific explanation for Jurassic park as possible, and was a joy to read. If all that fails, at the very least you will read an exciting story about dinosaurs eviscerating people or a raptor being blown up by a rocket-propelled grenade!



I have read this a million times already


Admittedly, I saw the movie before reading the book BUT the book is amazing. I've already read through multiple times and it will always be on my shelf. I've just gifted this to a friend for her birthday and she has also done multiple readings.



I loved the movie and the book was even intense


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ISBN: 9781784752224
ISBN-10: 1784752223
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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