So it’s my birthday on Monday (17th) and it dawned on me that one of my best friends got me two books for my birthday and I hadn’t read them yet! So I thought, now’s a perfect opportunity. Welcome to Jurassic Park.
“Welcome to Jurassic Park. You are now entering the lost world of 5e prehistoric past, a world of mighty creatures long gone from the face of the Earth…”
On an island, far away from anywhere else, genetic engineers are undertaking the impossible and making it possible. They’re creating a dinosaur theme park.
“Flaws in the system will now become severe.”
Recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has never been easier and now the first dinosaurs ever to emerge during the time of man will make an appearance!
“It’s not an ordinary zoo…this zoo is unique in the world…they have managed to clone extinct animals from the past…
Dr Allen Grant, Ellie Ian Malcom and other professionals as well as Mr Hammond’s (the creator of the park) grandchildren are invited to give their expert and professional opinion on the species and of the park. But when reports of lizard attacks on humans from other islands, there is concern that maybe the remote island isn’t as remote as first hoped and some animals had migrated from the island. Of course, Mr Hammond wouldn’t hear any of it.
“It was simple…”
“Then why did it go wrong?”
But after a system which was so high tech it couldn’t possibly fail, failed. The dinosaurs at the park take matters into their own talons leaving the scientists and tourists scared for their lives because this really is a matter of life and death.
“So I wonder: have they learned, somewhere along the line, that humans are easy to kill?”
So I absolutely couldn’t stand Lex (the female grandchild), she was lazy and annoying and selfish. Other than that the book had me hooked from page one and there were thrills on every page! Hold on to your seats when reading this one folks, it’s a bit of a rollercoaster!
Crichton has a way of making you feel terrified when the characters are, confident when they are and almost a way of making you wince in pain when some of the characters are. It’s very cleverly written and for a dinosaur nerd like myself, I love it! I love the films as well though!
I’m reading The Lost World (the sequel) next so watch out for that. After all, how much trouble can a few dinosaurs get into?
Just to finish this review, there’s a gorgeous orchestral piece playing the theme to Jurassic park conducted by John Williams and I would highly recommend a listen! Check out the link below –
You can find it on Amazon
Until next time,