Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Book Details
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Paperback, 416 pages
1991, Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345370775

Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles; chaos ensues when a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryos, and it's up to two kids, a safari guide and a paleontologist to set things right.

By now, most people have seen the movie adaption of Jurassic Park. I think it's safe to say it was well liked and memorable. The original novel is so much more. With more background, more authentic (if not always easily understood) science and lots of detailed description that paints a picture more fantastic than the film's special effects could ever hope to reproduce, Jurassic Park is a book not to be missed. Action, adventure, dinosaurs, DNA, cloning, ethical/moral dilemmas and so much more, Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park cannot be completely appreciated without reading this book.


Michael Crichton's website


  1. The book is so much better than the movie and I LOVE the movie so that is saying a lot.

  2. I read this book a few years back and loved it a bit more than the movie. I made a great read.I completely agree with ur views on this book

  3. I love the movie but the book is definitely better. I think I might have to give this one a re-read soon :)

  4. I really need to read the book. I'm sure I'll love it ! :)

    Oh, and I've been told that an award was waiting for you here !

    Cheers !

  5. I really liked this book. Like, a lot. It really is so much better than the movie. However, it's been quite a while since I've read it, I think I'll need to read it again.