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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
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Nov 17, 2011

really liked it

I haven't seen the movies in a decade so I thought I'd try the book. Not terrible although the science (like the motion sensors to track the animals in their habitats) seems kind of quaint now. Overall a pretty fun read - total popcorn book - but the mathematician was aggravating. Pages and pages of expanding on chaos theory while people are lost outside! Shut your trap and go help! Also, I feel like MC has never met a child. In the midst of amazing and terrifying situations the kids are just brats. Oh, you're stuck in a Dino habitat? Let's whine about playing catch! Raptors have got you trapped? Let's monkey around with the control room settings! The kids were the most unbelievable bit of this story - a story about making dinosaurs!!

The ending was also very abrupt and kind of a let down. I'm sure the sequel wraps the loose ends but for a "thriller" it was a cop out to have a smash cut to a future time.

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