the lost world michael crichton

The Lost World: Not Jurassic Park, but the T-Rex is Still A+

In case you missed it, not too long ago I was raving about Jurassic Park. I hadn’t read the book before and was instantly obsessed. Needless to say, I was quick to pick up The Lost World, because sequels = more dinosaurs. While I didn’t end up obsessing over The Lost World quite as much as JP, the 12-year-old boy in me was still satisfied by T-Rex scares, human-eating dinosaurs, and terrifying AF raptors.

The Lost World: Not Jurassic Park, but the T-Rex is Still A+The Lost World by Michael Crichton
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 448
Narrator: Scott Brick
Length: 15 hrs 19 mins
Format: Audiobook
Buy on Amazon, Buy on Barnes & Noble

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since that 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.

What I didn’t like quite as much:

  1. It seemed just a tad-bit more science-y. Lots and lots of talk about things I personally didn’t care as much about. Um, excuse me, but when is the T-Rex gonna show up?
  2. The plot just wasn’t as fun for me (it’s still good, though!). JP is all about this cool new place- everything is optimistic and exciting. Then it all spirals out of control and gets crappy. This book is about perhaps finding the remnants of Jurassic Park, so as a reader I knew everything wasn’t going to be all hunky-dory this time. I knew it was going to be bad. I missed that false sense of security that JP had — it made things slightly more fun for me.

What was freaking awesome:

  1. THE T-REX(s, YES PLURAL). I’m seriously obsessed. Every time I would be listening to this audiobook and it’d start describing loud crashing sounds or big steps that caused the ground to vibrate I’d get so freaking giddy.
  2. There’s all sorts of fun people-running-away-from-dinosaurs bits in this. It’s exciting and scary and perfect!
  3. The enemies get what they deserve (and it’s usually in the form of munching dinosaur teeth).

The bottom line? READ THESE BOOKS. They’re too much fun to pass up.

the lost world michael crichton

See my rave review of Jurassic Park here!

Have you read this one? How did you feel it compared to Jurassic Park? How is the movie? I haven’t seen it yet but will probably watch it, because dinosaurs.

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  1. I have a question for you. Thanks to all your shoutouts to this series I almost started reading the books, but I decided to wait a bit longer, but I promise I’ll read them!!
    Well to the question, have you seen any of the movies?? Especifically JP1 and JP2:The Lost World?? I am just asking because this weekend I watched both movies AGAIN and I was wondering if the second movie follows the book or if it’s something completely new?? I just assume the first movie follows completely the first book so no doubts about that one! 😉

    1. I haven’t seen the second movie yet!! I need to see it because I’m curious how it follows. The first movie follows the book somewhat, but there are cool details in the book that aren’t in the movie 👌