Jurassic World: Jurassic Park / The Lost World
We are all familiar with this story, no? So my review will consist of my thoughts and experiences with it over time.
My first memories of this were from the summer of 1993. I remember my aunt taking my brother and me to see the movie; all I knew going into it was that it was about dinosaurs and the toys looked awesome. Later that same year I would be introduced to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, the first American iteration of which consisted of dinosaur-themed zords and costumes. Needless to ...more
HOLY FUCKING HELL!!! GUESS WHAT I FOUND AT HALF PRICE BOOKS FOR JUST $16.25?!?
This is a STEAL! I can't find it anywhere for under 30$.
This book is so fucking beautiful in my hands. The cover artwork is just amazing as hell.
Can't wait to crack this big boy open in a few weeks.
Really enjoyed reading Michael Crichton's sci-fi action-filled Dinosaur adventure, but having watched the video umpteen times back in the mid-1990's, felt the movie packed more of a punch. I also found Ian Malcolm's character to be quite irritating in the book with his on-going techno-babble.
The Lost World
Surprised at how much more I enjoyed The Lost World in book form over the movie. (Go figure). The story moved right along and seemed to have more edge-of-your-seat excitement and disastrous encounters than Itechno-babble.ParkReally ...more
Being that InGene has gone belly up (mild ...more
The Lost World - ***
This book took me FOREVER to get through. I flew through Jurassic Park back in 2015 then didn't read The Lost World for months (#bindupproblems). I kept starting it and putting it down then making progress then nothing and so on. Now for quick reviews.
Jurassic Park - Fantastic. Five stars. I've loved the film since I was a small child and the book is BETTER. The science, oh the science. It feels so real, it goes into a ...more
It really made me wonder whether or not anyone bothered reading The Lost World before making the movie, as it would have made for a much better film.
(view spoiler)[As a unit: so fun! Although, I did find myself thinking, "Wait, they changed the science in this one..." and then they would gloss over it with a simple explanation like "One goat wou ...more
I had so much FUN reading this. I like Michael Crichton’s writing; he’s a great storyteller. I felt the visuals provided (the statistics/graphs and other info from the control room computer) enhanced the reading experience. There was an immersive quality to being able to SEE what these characters are looking at when it got into the more technical parts of the dialogue/plot; made it easy to follow along.
I can appreciate how much work Crichton put into craf ...more
I won't deny it. I saw the film first, because I didn't know it was a book. Give me a break; I was eight years old when it was released. And I read this book a while back, but bought myself a fancy new hardcover edition, so I gave it a re-read.
Some of the stuff in here makes me so squeamish. It's fantastic. If you've never read the book, take note--the film is hardly similar. The basic plot is there, sure--the dinosaur park, characters, sciency stuff. But the details are ...more
Many years later from the disaster of Jurassic Park, Ian and Richard are looking for a new island named Isla Sorna (a.k.a Site B). Site B is know for where the dinosaur eggs hatch. Jurassic Park show a great way of how dinosaurs used to live. When they find the location, they will use customized quad's used for science only to get to the island and kill all those dinosaurs. "I will kill every last one of em' when we find them dinosaurs". In conclusion, after what happened in Si ...more
Most people know about Jurassic Park. If not the books themselves, then at least the movies. With the newest addition to this amazing story coming to theaters, I wanted to go back to the beginning and read these amazing novels.
The infamous plot of - scientists cloning dinosaurs to create a massive theme park on a tropical island, and everything goes terribly wrong when humans think they can control everything – stays true to form wh ...more
I enjoyed Jurassic Park just as I had before. This was my first time reading The Lost World. I liked it but it was not as good as the first book.
I could also do without all of his feminism fails when he literally has the women say, "I am so courageous, but also beautiful!"
In "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton, a group of specialists are invited to a park where science has recreated dinosaurs as living animals once again. But of course, things take a dark turn when a power outage allows the dinosaurs free reign over the park and the guests must find a way to escape the park before they become the hunted. Michael Crichton returns for "The Lost World," following Ian Malcolm who is still haunted by his exper ...more
In Jurassic Park, the novel before The Lost World, Crichton made up an imaginary company called InGen, which has discovered a way to clone dinosaurs from ancient DNA. In the first book, the head of InGen, John Hammond, believes he can control his amazing dinosaurs that he created. Hammond is so sure of this that he builds a theme park and promotes it as a family vacation resort featuring his amazing, cloned dinosaurs. However, nature proves too power ...more
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