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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
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Jul 08, 2015

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bookshelves: favorites, own, science-fiction, own-softcovers, 2015, grrl-power, lives-up-to-the-hype, united-states-of-awesomeness, 2015-reading-challenge
Recommended for: Thriller fans
Read from June 03 to 08, 2015 , read count: 2

Here's my plan for the next week. Read this. Read The Lost World. Watch the movies. Cry. Sob. Watch Jurassic World. Play the lego game. Cry some more. The end.


This is the second time I've read Jurassic Park and I have to say, despite the fact I enjoyed it, I think I definitely prefer the movie. And that could simply be a bias on my part, considering I've loved the movie since I was 6 or so. That doesn't negate the fact the book is quite good, with a great blend of scifi elements and thrilling escapades, but it doesn't quite have the charm the film does for me. There are quite a few characters, Hammond, Grant, and Lex come to mind, that seem nearly one-dimension (and in the case of Hammond, much too villain-esque) compared to their film counterparts, and I surprisingly didn't feel I got to know any of these characters compared to the time I spent with them on film.

Again, probably biased, but these are my thoughts.

I can see why it's so popular though and why it was optioned for film before its publication; the core of this novel is brilliant: the scifi elements rock, but its the characters, for me anyway, that don't hold firm; it's the dinosaurs that charm.

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06/18/2015 marked as: read

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