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....
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.
Mangacraze16, November 12, 2010 (view all comments by Mangacraze16)
Welcome to Jurassic Park. The small island off the coast of Costa Rico, Isla Nublar, the small island where John Hammond and InGen embarked on a mission to bring Dinosaurs back to life for the amusement of the public. And they succeeded. Now all of the terrors of our childhoods have come to life, and they are uncontrollable, but no one knows that yet, for they are locked in electrical fences that cover 98% of the island. But something is getting off the island. . . Children have been dying from strange bites that infect and then kill. And a man was brought in from an island with teeth and claw marks all over, he died two minutes after they brought him in.
Enter Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm, a paleontologist, a botanist, and a mathematician. They have been invited to the island to confirm that it should not be shut down. They agree, and they go. When they get there they go on the tour with Hammond's grandchildren. And everything goes wrong. A greedy computer programmer turns the security off in the park, including the electric fences. The T-Rex gets out and wreaks havoc. Then the raptors get out, and the terror really begins. Welcome to Jurassic Park. . .
The book makes it seem very believable, the first half of the book isn't even that thrilling, it's like the author wants you to know that something like that could be happening right now. He, Michael Crichton, writes this book very scientifically, it very easy to believe that dinosaurs will come back. It is much more descriptive and bloody than the movie, though. And it is also extremely frightening, the author is a master at describing fear. I think that this book is one of Michael Crichton's best. It take you places you never dreamed you'd go, and places you would never want to visit even in your worst nightmare.
Warning: mild swearing, vivid descriptions of pain and death, recommended for ages 14+
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