Sorry guys, but Ali has been replaced with a 12-year-old boy again (this happened when I confessed my love and obsession for Ready Player One). I have FINALLY read Jurassic Park (right? WTH is wrong with me? Why did it take me so long?), and my god I was obsessed with it.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Series: Jurassic Park #1
Published by Ballantine Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Science Fiction
Narrator: Scott Brick
Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
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A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power.
What I loved about Jurassic Park (other than everything):
- It’s SO MUCH BETTER than the movie. Mostly because it’s longer and has more fantastic details about all things dinosaur.
- In fact, if you’re super into the movie, I’d recommend listening to the audiobook. It’s basically like listening to a 15-hour movie, and who doesn’t want that? The narrator, Scott Brick, could not have been better.
- There are so many more fantastically eerie scenes with the Tyrannosaur, I was OMG-ing on my drive to work almost every day.
- The ending with Dr. Hammond is different, and I think it’s way better. In fact, it’s perfect.
- This book is legit action-packed and fast-paced. There is not a slow moment in this book. AT ALL. (And I listened to the audiobook, so that’s saying something.)
You need to read this book if: 1) You liked the movie, 2) You like dinosaurs even a little bit, and/or 3) you also have a 12-year-old boy that occupies a part of your soul.
So now that I’ve read Jurassic Park, I obviously need to move on to The Lost World. From there I’ll be jumping into other Michael Crichton books, because something tells me I’m going to be obsessed with all of them. Have you read Jurassic Park or other books by Michael Crichton? What were your thoughts?