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Jurassic Park: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – September 25, 2012
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Probably just about everybody knows the basic premise - scientists clone dinosaurs to create a massive theme park on a tropical island, and everything goes terribly awry. What may have been forgotten in the years since its initial release is that this is one of the most thrilling, imagination-igniting, adventurous and frighteningly Believable (an aspect which didn't quite make it through to the film versions; most of the ethical questions, pro and con, also struggled to be heard in the movies) novels ever written. In quoting early on actual tinkerings with the biological makeup of living things for man's scientific curiosity and potential profit, the book made it seem not only plausible that this could happen, but that, if this was in Any Way possible that it could happen, that someday, somehow, somebody is actually going to go and do something like this. Not necesarily a dinosaur theme park (although who knows?) but some kind of cloning/genetic engineering scheme on this gargantuan scale.Read more ›
If you are putting off reading this book because you think it is some stupid and unrealistic fantasy about the rebirth of dinosaurs, then not only are you totally wrong, you are missing out. This is a must read.
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Great novel making us all wonder about a different world. Different from the movies in an obviously better way. Would/will read again. Read morePublished 4 days ago by jacob Mota
Listened on a long road trip, and bit my nails through the whole thing! Very good story. Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors.Published 7 days ago by Donna Smith
This book was great. It was very different from the movie but let's face it...books are always better than the movies.Published 7 days ago by Destiny
Greatly enjoyed this book and learned a lot as well. Crichton is my favorite writer so I am biased, but I feel this a great book nonetheless. Read morePublished 11 days ago by paul
I unfortunately didn't read the book before seeing the movies. But I can see the reason why they made the movie with a different story line. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a fun book. If you like the author, you'll like this. If you liked the movie, you might be surprised how much the film strayed from the source material. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Chris Calcagno
This was one of those rare books in which the film was better than the movie. The idea was stunningly original, but the writing is ordinary.Published 13 days ago by Marj