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Jurassic Park

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Thriller With Teeth

On a foggy, Caribbean island, scientists have ushered in the rebirth of dinosaurs. Now, dinosaurs roam the face of the Earth, but is this, mankind's greatest breakthrough or its worst nightmare? In a single phrase, Jurassic Park can be described as a thriller with dinos...
On a foggy, Caribbean island, scientists have ushered in the rebirth of dinosaurs. Now, dinosaurs roam the face of the Earth, but is this, mankind's greatest breakthrough or its worst nightmare? In a single phrase, Jurassic Park can be described as a thriller with dinosaurs, but it's so much more. Michael Crichton does an excellent job of forging a fast-paced, suspenseful plot with teeth.

While the novel is an essence of science fiction, Jurassic Park brings back the childhood excitement of dinosaurs. The novel lashes out and grasps our imagination, all while morphing it into a fear of the unknown. We can only read, as we ricochet down this dinosaur rollercoaster, leaving us wanting more. Filled with facts, action, and dinosaurs, Jurassic Park is a necessary read for any teen.

The novel also sports a wide spectrum of characters. Through them, Crichton weaves his message on the dangers of science into his masterpiece. Ian Malcolm, a character from the book, is Crichton's mouth that laments science and makes us ask the big question, "Is humanity as superior as we think it is?" The novel gives a great philosophical standpoint accented with suspense, resulting in a great read.

Jurassic Park has sold millions of copies worldwide and there's a reason. Readers find themselves enthralled in Crichton's web and can’t get enough. Crichton expands and builds upon on his experience and sci-fi thrillers, as he adds Jurassic Park to his Congo and Andromeda Strain.

In my personal experience with the book, I found myself turning page after page, with excitement and suspense. I managed to read the whole novel in the course of a week, proving that Jurassic Park is definitely a book you can easily pick up, but hard to put down.

I strongly recommend this book to the scientists and the scientists-to-be in your lives. With such a unique setting and thought-provoking plot, Jurassic Park is the best dinosaur novel ever written.

posted by Hawaiian on January 6, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

VERY Different from Movie

Not a bad book. Not a great book. Good in the beginning and middle but feels like it drags a bit towards the end. I would recommend it especially if you like the movie but don't expect them to hold any more similarities other than a "dinosaur-infested-island".

posted by EyeballDoc on January 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Long live the dinosaurs!

    I liked this book alot better than the movie! I thought this version of the story, the original, has more things to give you. Once you take a bite out of this you'll have to finish! I found it interesting that the book was actually more violent than the movie! Either way, great book. May the dinosaues live on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Alex

    Very inresresting beginning

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Best book...hard to put down

    *contains spoliers*
    Jurrassic park is a novel where wat amtter the age u will love. I am only12 and me and my whole family loves this book. In the end there is a charcter called ian malcom thatbsupports that the parknis doomed by following the chaos theroy and in the end of course he is right

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

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    Absolutely loved this book. It continued to keep me on the edge

    Absolutely loved this book. It continued to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout. I saw the movie a long time ago and just recently decided to read the book. While I enjoyed the movie thoroughly, the book will always be better. Crichton truly had a talent for writing and it shows here. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    H

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    AWESOME

    This is an awesome book! Must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    STAFF OFFICE

    FOR THE PERSON IN CHARGE AND FEEDERS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    U

    I LOVED Jurassic Park. It was exciting,it was brilliantly written,and the whole story line was friggin' fantastic! The science that Criton created just blew me away. There was quite a bit of swearing,which didn't bother me,even though I know it bothers some people.

    Overall,I highly recommend this book. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Awful

    Horrible. One of the worst books I've ever read.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Amazing

    Great book and an amazing movie. Micheal Crichtons books are a master piece. Another book he wrote that i liked was called State of fear check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Hi

    I like it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    YES!

    Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time. I'm a 14 year old girl, and I have always loved dinosaurs since I was able to walk and talk. This book was FANTASTIC and one of the best ever written, next to Harry Potter in my case. Jurassic Park is a great book, and movie. The Lost World is a good movie, great book, and the third movie is a very good thriller. All dino fans unite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    AWESOME!!!

    You should be in third grade and at least be age 8

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    AWESOME!

    My friend read this since she had seen the movie, and I was somewhatly reading it with her, so I decided to read it. It is now my favorite book and movie. I can't wait until Jurassic Park 4 comes out on June 14, 2014!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Movie

    Luv it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Always good

    There are certain books you love to reread this is one of them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    My gateway to reading

    Michael Crichton is a wonderful writer with a wonderful skill in weaving real world information into a sci-fi setting. His characters are rich, even if they get a chapters worth of writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Great Book

    Alot of death and blood great I want more action if made another movie. - Pedro Wilkin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Caleb

    Hi beth

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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