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Jurassic Park

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 16 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 8 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 February 12, 2014

    Excrllent

    Better than the movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Click Here

    ROAR!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Raptor

    Walked in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Awesome but i need help!!!!

    I have jusr seen the movie and now it is my favorite it is soooo detailed. I am going to get this book but ciuld someone tell me about it like does it have the same people and events as the movie! I rates it 5 stars because i bet its great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Oh SO good

    This is one of only a few books that, when finished, I flipped it over and read it again! God, I miss GOOD authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Annoyed

    I am so trying 2 finish this book but the little girl Lex is soooo annoying she whins through the whole book...so far its a good read if ur into dinos. Very detail about dino & chaos theory. The author did a great job with Malcolm character better than the movie but im so glad he change the kids character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Loved the book

    Asom

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    I likes dinos

    I loved this book. And all 3 movies (but mostly 1 & 3). But one thing i dont quite get is that Lex is older than Tim in the movie, but younger than him in the book.
    Also... to: U
    The swearing does bother me and othe people. But wouldn't you be swearing if a 10-foot-tall creature that had been extinct for several MILLION YEARS, was right in front of you trying to eat your face off?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Just like the first time

    Still a ton of fun all these years later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Great

    I love the tense moments in the story you wont regret buying it! The one thing about this book is that it has a terrible case of jumping fever, you have to imagine it as a movie, when the chapter says "The Park" imagine the exhibits ans stuff. Other than that its art in between two covers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Amazing!

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. It kept me on the edge of my seat! I like the movie too but the book is obviously the superior twin to the movie

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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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