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Lost World by Michael Crichton
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Jul 17, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, audio-books, sci-fi
Read from June 28 to July 10, 2011 , read count: 1

More accurately, I would give The Lost World around 2.5 stars. I would describe this Jurassic Park sequel as less a fiction novel and more a nonfiction work about evolution science with a few moments of fiction woven in. This work is inundated with long speeches about evolution, genetics, the anatomy of a cell, etc.--which are very informative and interesting if you forget that you're supposed to be reading a novel, but then you remember and realize that you can't necessarily take anything in this novel as educational because it's a work of fiction and you don't know which science is real and which is made up by Crichton himself.

The plot of the novel goes something like this:
Let's go to an island and study dinosaurs.
[Evil Scientists] Let's go to an island and steal dinosaur eggs.
[Everyone] Oh no, the dinosaurs are eating us! Let's run away!
~ The End ~

Riveting? Not so much.

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Margaret Succinct plot summation, hahaha!

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