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Jurassic Park (book)

157 Ratings: 3.5
A science fiction/thriller novel by Michael Crichton about genetically engineered dinosaurs.

Unless your species evolved sometime after 1993 when Jurassic Park hit theaters, you're no doubt familiar with this dinosaur-bites-man disaster tale set on an island theme park gone terribly wrong. But if Speilberg's amped-up CGI creation … see full wiki

Author: Michael Crichton
Genre: Thriller, Intelligent Science Fiction
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Ballantine Books
Date Published: 1990
20 reviews about Jurassic Park (book)
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2010
I saw the movie before reading the book. The book was better--more logical, more self-consistent, and a much better ending.
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
I was in 6th grade when I read this book and I had a hard time getting into it. Maybe a I was a little too young.
review by . June 25, 2010
This is one of those books that I read and a young teenager and thought "how cool" and after reading it last year, almost 10 years later I was still blown away and even more impressed at the respectable imagery. The movie of course is a 90's classic but the book blows it out of the water. There is such creativity from things as interesting as a pygmy elephant the size of a chicken to the sheer terror of how destructive and ignorant humans can be. Dinosaurs are a child's …
review by . August 11, 2010
   I have to say I was very pleased with Jurassic Park. I have been a long time fan of the Steven Spielberg film, but I can honestly say the movie comes up way short compared to the book. The book dips way deeper into the science behind the dinosaurs, and the ethical considerations of building the park. Not to mention, it is much more suspenseful and scary.
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2010
One of my favorite thrillers of all-time and a great modern science fiction novel. Crichton knew how to take real science and combine it with an imaginative plot to create superb fiction.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Cricton'swbest work, by far, of what happens when man tries his hand t being God. and the dangers inherent with it. Great good and evil characters.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Crichton's forte was the science of "twenty minutes into the future" -- modern tech with just a little step added to make the impossible believable. He's at the top of his game in this neo-dinosaur thriller that also launched an incredibly well-done film. You get the creepy feeling that someone out there is actually trying to make it happen...
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
I love the scientific basis that backs up the plot!
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
If you have seen the movies, you will love the book even more
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
If you like dinosaurs, you WILL love this book.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
My second favorite Crichton book - after Travels.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
How come I never saw the movie?
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Best suspense/adventure book ever written
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Amazing how prolific Crichton is, a mastermind of many of the fun adventure action thrillers is the past 25 years, including Andromeda Strain, Coma,and even the movie Disclosure. Too bad he passed away last year.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
It is more frightening to read the novel than watching the movie :)
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Better than the movie.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
The book was better than the movie in my opinion...its different from the movies in a lot of ways. If you see the movie first and then read, you'll be wondering why they cut and changed so much.
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Fun romp.
review by . March 20, 2009
Okay, so it doesn't quite roll off of the tongue like the famous line from The Wizard of Oz, but Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park runs through a very similar vein of tall tales. It's the story of dinosaurs who are forced into a new world that they are unaccustomed to. So what does a T-Rex do in a strange new environment? The exact same thing it did so many millions of years ago. It eats everything in its path. Crichton tackles the very touchy arena of ethics in science. Should …
review by . November 14, 2006
I have read most of Crichton's books. I obviously got sucked into his books with Jurassic Park, Congo, and Sphere. I have continued to read his books through Prey and State of Fear. Crichton's writing has evolved from a lot of science woven into an action story to overwhelmingly science heavy with a good story underneath that.    Jurassic Park is an entertaining, action filled book that has quite a bit of science and mathematics that enhance the storyline and the characters. …
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