Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton


An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon-to-be opened as a theme park. Until something goes wrong…and science proves a dangerous toy.

My Thoughts

This book was one I read for book club. It was said to be as addictive as reading a Harry Potter book. As someone who LOVES HP and is obsessed with anything HP, I was all, ‘yeah right’.

The first few chapters with all the scientific and mathematical wordings and such, are a bit hard to get through BUT they are worth it to get to the Jurrasic Park chapter. Once you are IN Jurrasic Park, that is when all the good stuff happens. Much like HP where all the goodness happens once Harry finds out he’s a wizard.

It’s very much like the movie. There are things that are left out that you will find in the other movies but for the vast majority the movie follows the book very well. Think of HP, not ALL the goodness was in it- which is a bummer but if you read the book then you know what others don’t- the GOODness.

There are always characters that you love, like, and hate. This book is NO different. From the very moment I met Hammond I wanted him to get eaten by his oh so precious dinosaurs. His billions made him blind to the dangers that are these beasts. I was so glad he died in the end (this is in fact, NOT a spoiler since most people have seen the movie or read the book).

Dr Grant, easily the character I liked the most. And he’s the hero. Along with Ellie they are the most likeable. The kids are so annoying, ESPECIALLY the girl. I was hoping throughout that maybe she died in the book. Which I know is horrible but she is a whiny little brat.

Even though the science made it slow at the beginning, once the dinosaurs appeared the story took off. I read the book over a couple days. If you do read it, don’t let the first 3 or so chapters hinder you from finishing. IT”S REALLY WORTH IT!

4 out of 5 stars!


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