The Lost World

The Lost World

by Michael Crichton
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The Lost World by Michael Crichton

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
—New York Daily News
—The Washington Post Book World
—Entertainment Weekly
—St. Petersburg Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679419464
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 23, 1942

Date of Death:

November 4, 2008

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Place of Death:

Los Angeles, California


B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever hear that annoying phrase "the book is way better than the movie"? Prepare yourself because that is exactly what I'm going to say here. The book is absolutely amazing. Events unfold that weren't featured in the film and the story is alternate from what was in the film. I eagerly wait for Jurassic Park (the first novel) to release on the Nookbook list. Oh and "the book is way better than the movie". ;)
Phantom4Ever More than 1 year ago
i read the book before i got my nook and it was a library book now i reallllyy want to buy it and re read it i really liked the book and how it showed the t-rexes as good parents and that really touched me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with action adventure and mystories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i ever read : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great quick read but was able to explain things thoroughly. The Lost World movie totally raped the book though so if you are a big fan of the second movie, you may not like this book. Its so sad that hollywood took a great book and changed it so that barely anything resembled the book except for an island overrun by dinos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More of the same kind of slow in some parts not one of his better works first one still numberone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is seriously one of my favorite books! I actually read this last summer. I read the first one back in 2007 and thought it was absolutely amazing and I did not want to finish The Lost World, but after reading it, I like it better than Jurassic Park!!! It is soooooooo good. Seriously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie first and fell in love with the idea of dinosaurs walking again. I finally learned there was a book first and bought them both. I would highly recommend reading the books first if you haven't seen the movie. The first movie followed the book pretty good because Michael Crichton did the screenplay. The second movie however, seems like a totally different thing from the book. The book is much better and compelling. When the T-rex escaped through San Diego, that was interesting, but added drama for the movie. It never happened in the book. It is compelling and you will not want to put it down. I recommend any other Michael Crichton novels, movies, or television shows.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read Jurassic Park for an assignment in my Biology class. I really didn't enjoy, but I wanted to know what happened in the sequel. I read the sequel and I was very satisfied. It is thrilling, gruesome at points, suspenseful, and at several points humorous. Great Read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is the sequel to the best selling novel 'Jurrasic Park'. Michael Crichton has made a living writing these suspensful and exciting novels that talk about science and the dangers involved with it. The novel started off slow but it was well worth it because of the suspense. The novel is just as good and just fast as the first but its on a whole new island. The novel is a fast raed and it is really interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was just looking over the reviews and saw one entitled 'Not Worth The Money!' I'd like to point out that this is untrue. The Lost World is an excellent sequel to Jurassic Park, especially because the two kids in it play a VERY important role(must...not...give...spoilers...). Arby really should have been in the movie, some of his scenes were awesome(*coughcagescenehack*) and would've really made the second movie exciting, not that it wasn't already. They also should have added the real bad guys(Dodgson and lackeys) along with Dr. Levine and Dr. Thorne. In the book, Sarah Harding is way more hardcore than in the movie. This is a GREAT read. If you're not sure about it, check it out of a library first to read, like I did. Well, I hope you enjoy TLW as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vey good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Insanely well developed plot with enough science to convince of its real world possibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sense of exitement and fear it is like you are there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had high hopes from Jurassic Park, but this reads a bit like a script. Fast paced and includes interesting discussions about evolution but those, at times, seem like lectures about human egocentrism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But the movie is much better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was grea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read it, but not all of the dinosaurs would be exactly like they were back in their time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In 2pages they said,oh s word, oh jesus, oh F WORD, aand what the h word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one can be re-read indefinitely!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read as expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book was enjoyable, and decidedly more so than it's silver screen counterpart, it did not quite recapture the magic of Jurassic Park. The preachy, anti-progress diatribe (Really? Electrons don't exist because they can't be served on a plate? I wish I had tried that one on my high school chemistry teacher...) became a bit tedious, and wasn't as well balanced with the beauty and wonder, and ultimate terror of the first novel. Still, if Chrichton were here to pen a third installment, I'd happily devour it in a heartbeat, because he was so talented in the artistry of suspense. And, of course, because, well....dinosaurs!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jurassic Park is the best book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago