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Carnosaur

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The world's most vicious predator is back-and he's got Company. Tyrannosaurus Rex, Deinonychus, Brachiosaurus, all have been loosed into the modern world by Jane Penward, the vengeance-hungry nymphomaniac wife of the man who cloned them. David Pascal is a small-time Journalist who gets his Chance to make it big by cracking the dino story. But the key to the truth carries a ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 1986 by Carol Publishing Corporation (first published 1984)
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James Steele
May 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book is about a man who clones dinosaurs from preserved genetic material, raises them in a zoo and plans to repopulate the world. No, it’s not a rip-off of Jurassic Park. This book was published in the 1980's, nearly ten years prior to Crichton’s book! It’s as if Crichton read it, recognized the potential for the concept, and wrote a better version with updated science, which ensured this book vanished into obscurity.

Not that Carnosaur deserves remembering. It reads like a b-movie. The char
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Seanan
Jun 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is an unsung classic of the dinosaur horror genre, and I find it tragic that more people don't know who Harry Knight is. Especially considering the plagiarism case against Michael Crichton for the similarities to Jurassic Park. And no, the book has nothing to do with the movie.
Mark Bonnett
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
There's only one way I can describe Carnosaur, and it goes like this: this book is far better than it has any right to be. I went into it expecting a cheap rip-off of Jurassic Park (in spite of Carnosaur being written and published well before Crichton's novel), but the simple fact is that I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it.

But then, I am obsessed with dinosaurs...

Now fair enough, Jurassic Park is the more famous of the two (and with good reason; it's the better of the two because, come
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Dan Readerson
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Five stars may seem like quite a high rating for this book. But allow me to explain:

It gets three stars just for fulfilling a very specific craving of mine: modern day dinosaur horror, a frightfully underdeveloped genre.

In that regard I expected this book to be comparable to trashy fast food, bad but satisfying a specific desire. Yet, to my surprise, it was much better than that. I have not read any other books by the author, but he is certainly not a total hack. Carnosaur is competently crafted
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Christopher Craven
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Funny. Only a read once book.
Edward Diesel
Rather fun little sci fi tale, sort of a sexed up Jon Pertwee era Doctor Who-ish storyline with some gore and suspense.
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Pseudonym of John Brosnan

John Raymond Brosnan was an Australian writer of both fiction and non-fiction works based around the fantasy and science fiction genres. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and died in South Harrow, London, from acute pancreatitis. He sometimes published under the pseudonyms Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer (both sometimes used together with Leroy Kettle), James
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