The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2)
There are rumors that something has survived.
Whether or not that's true I cannot say but I will say that do not base your initial judgement of this book or the prospect of reading it on the lacklustre utter turkey th...more
Now when I did read the novel I tried to clear my mind and not try to expect alot from it. However when I actually did get to reading the Lost World I was slightly dissapointed. To be frank I think...more
[Plot discussion follows]
1) Having the two kids come along was artificial and contrived, whereas in Jurassic Park it was natural. Did he include them here as a compulsory element in the case the book became a movie? (Note: having the kids alon...more
"What about Malcolm?" Grant said.
Muldoon shook his head.
The epilogue mentions the Costa Rican government not permitting the burial of John Hammond or Ian Malcolm (amongst a list of other ways they...more
The Lost World suffers from two things: First off, if you've ever read Jurassic Park, then you know that TLW's protagonist, Ian Malcolm, is, in fact, dead. That's right... he died in Jurassic Park, but since they couldn't convince Sam Neill to return for the movie, Crichton rewrote history so that Malcolm somehow sur...more
Throughout the story, the author develops a theme of respecting nature and life. Crichton makes the reader understand the ethics of modern science. Through plot development, he strives to make his readers understand that technology...more
Karakter antagonis di sini adalah Lewis Dodgson, yang tampil sepintas di seri pertama. Gagal mendapatkan embrio dinosaurus...more
Professor Ian Malcolm who was believed to have been dead during the first novel teams up with a man named Richard Levine to go to a second island called Isla Sorna. Apparently experimentation with resurrecting dinosaurs happened on this island too called "Site B" a...more
Written in the wake of Jurassic Park's phenomenal box-office success, The Lost World seems as much a guidebook for Hollywood types hard at work on the franchise's followup as it is a legitimate sci-fi thriller. Which begs the inevitable questions: Is the plot a rehash of the first book? Sure it is, with the action unfolding on yet another secluded island, the mysterious "Site B." Is the cast of characters basically the same? Absolutely, from a freshly minted pair of cute, comp
The Lost World follows on from Jurassic Park. The main character this time is mathematician Ian Malcolm (who is the only character from the previous book. Along with him are a few new characters, Sarah Harding, Richard Levine, Kelly, Arby, Thorne, and Eddie. Malcolm and Levine attempt to track down an island where Lev...more
Jurassic Park was one such idea, so wonderful and powerful that even Steven Spielberg could not much improve on it. The success of the movie owes a debt to the great setting, characters, and situations already present in the novel. Th...more
I mean, not just in terms of the sc...more
Ian Malcolm is a re...more
In terms of plot, characterisation and carefully crafted atmosphere this novel is vastly superior to the movie that shares its name. Also there are a lot more raptors in it, which is just gravy.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed watching a fully-g...more
the descriptions of certain dinosaurs were very well written, and i could see them clearly.
Before I begin a basic plot analysis, it is worth mentioning that the this story should not be compared with the movie in any way. Other than some same characters and very basic storylines, the movie takes it's own direction--unlike in the film Jurassic Pa...more
I’ve often said in the past that I don’t mind weak characterization so long as the plot is engaging enough to compensate for it. Apparently, I was wrong.
This book is about dinosaurs. I, like most human males, wanted to be a paleontologist when I was a kid. To this day, I’m still certain that dinosaurs are objectively awesome. So, we had a strong plot element already.