“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct. Don’t you have that feeling now?” Ian Malcolm Jurassic Park
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy Page Count: 448
Author: Michael Crichton
Rating: 3 stars
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. A paleontologist, botanist, lawyer and a mathematician come to the island to enjoy and inspect it. Until something goes wrong. . .
I’ve read a few of Michael Crichton’s books before and this one was very much like those: excellent world building, intelligent writing and very thrilling (pretty scary actually). I love how every time I read his books I get a story and learn a bunch of new things from science to philosophy. Of course, there were moments where the author goes on, page after page about a specific topic. It didn’t bother me a whole lot, but I could see how that would be irritating for people that want to get on with the story. Honestly, the book didn’t start to ramp up till pg. 190.
I know most of the people that see the book, think of the movie. I grew up with the Jurassic Park movie and still love it! I’ll tell you, usually, when I read a book and watch the movie based on it, the book’s always better. I thought that would be the case with Jurassic Park, but honestly, the movie was better in my opinion. At first, I couldn’t figure out why that was, but while I was reading it, my friend that suggested it to me told me his biggest complaint was the characters. OH MY GOODNESS HE WAS RIGHT!!!
The characters were so bland. My friend also said the dinosaurs had more personality than the characters. That was very true. XD Ian Malcolm, the mathematician (ie the ladies man in the movie) and Muldoon were okay, but I still didn’t care very much for them like I did in the movie. The roles in this book were switched out too. Grant likes kids in the book but is portrayed not to in the movie, Lex is younger than Tim, Hammond is selfish, etc.
The book is more intelligent than the movie, and fills in the blanks, in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World but the movie is better. I did have fun moments reading it though. My younger sister asked me to turn off the light before bed and I answered her, “Aww, but I was about to see if Ed Regis will get eaten by the T-rex.”:D
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘seriously?’)
Not much in romance. Sex is briefly mentioned and Malcolm comments on Dr. Sattler’s legs, but that’s all.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘constant cussing’.)
Cussing wasn’t bad, but it was very frequent. Takes God’s name in vain: ___ yea, my ___, ____ damned, and Christ and Jesus as swear words. Others were, a*s, b*tch, b*stard, bloody, damn, hell, and sh*t.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘graphic violence’.)
As you can imagine, not all the dinosaurs in this book were very nice. Blood and wounds are described in detail. People are eaten, ( even children) and the author describes dismemberment and entrails in full. People are brutally killed often. This was a violent book.
Drinking, drugs or smoking: 4-10
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 ‘for seriously’
Arnold smokes a lot and lights cigarettes in the book often. Otherwise, that’s it.
No Homosexuals or Mention