Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1) by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)

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. Until something goes wrong. . . .


Details Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)

TitleJurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
ISBN9780345370778
Author
Release DateDec 1st, 1991
PublisherBallantine Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy
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Reviews Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)

  • Alejandro
    2007-12-07
    This is one of my favorite books of all time!!! I was way excited back then, 20 years ago, about the movie (minus the controversial scene portraiting San José, Costa Rica with a beach in the middle of it). Trust me. I am from Costa Rica and I live precisely in San José and we don't have a dang beach around.I am sure that Spielberg wouldn't do that kind of mistake if he'd need to portrait Paris, France, but a dang capital city in a third world c...
  • Wendy Darling
    2015-06-06
    Rereading for obvious reasons. :D :D :D :D
  • Brad
    2008-03-25
    I always seem to forget how good Jurassic Park is. I blast through it once every few years, throw it on my shelf and the distance slowly makes me derisive, and then something forces me to pick it up again when my brain needs a little peanut butter and jelly dipped in hot chocolate, and I am forced to admit that Jurassic Park is a damn fine novel. Sure it's packed with Michael Crichton's usual band of screenplay-adaptation-friendly archetypes, sur...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-10-09
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT A BOOK THAT BECAME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MOVIES OF ALL TIME MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO, GROSSED OVER A BILLION DOLLARS AND CHANGED THE WAY WE LOOKED AT SPECIAL EFFECTS FOREVER. IF YOU CONSIDER ANYTHING IN MY REVIEW A “SPOILER,” THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU WERE CREATED IN A LAB FROM SOME FOSSILIZED AMBER.It all begins with a billionaire who has a big i...
  • Luffy
    2015-06-30
    So, straight to it. Jurassic Park, the book, is inimitable, apart from a few clumsy attempts. One thing that differentiated it from its wannabes is that, unlike books about sharks, snakes or let's say, zombies, dinosaurs come in very varied shapes. This means that the way the casualties meet their end is just as variable. Michael Crichton props up his last act with inspired flair and experienced cunning. He knows that the action in this book will...
  • Simeon
    2010-08-21
    Science-at-the-brink-of-chaos fiction. Nonlinear dynamics had barely been invented, and yet here it was, gracing each chapter with a foreboding message of disintegration.Not literature, not amazing prose, but a true edge-of-your-seat thriller.
  • Lola Reviewer
    2015-12-23
    DNF. The movie is better.
  • Zora
    2013-04-04
    At the risk of offending what looks to be all my male goodreads friends who loved this (none of my female friends have read it, which is remarkable but probably not random), I couldn't finish it. It wasn't the multiple viewpoints or so-so prose, it was the science. I worked for awhile as an assistant paleontologist--field, prep, and curating--and I promise you, pretty much everything in the first 50 pages on this topic is wrong. I wasn't loving t...
  • seak
    2015-08-25
    I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book. I guess I've always had my reservations because of what an impact the movie had on me as a kid. I was about 9 or 10 when the movie first came out and it blew my mind. As the book likes to point out, boys love dinosaurs and that was true.As a side note, I'm loving how much my son (5 y.o.) loves dinosaurs. He knows so much more about them than I do, in fact his favorite is the Giganotosaurus, a dinosaur...
  • Sr3yas
    2016-03-20
    Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science.” -------------- Ian Malcolm, Jurassic ParkAll the Dinosaurs feared the T-Rex------ Wade Wilson, Deadpool (2016)Velociraptor, he’s gonna find yaHe’s gonna kill ya, he’s gonna eat ya----- "Velociraptor", Kasabian Welcome..... to Jurassic Park I remember back when I was a kid, my dad rented this VHS (yes, the legendary VHS was real, young ...
  • Lyn
    2014-11-30
    As is most frequently the case, the book was better than the film.And it was a really cool movie. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.The section of Universal theme park in Orlando is fun too.Michael Crichton’s 1990 genetically powered biological thriller combines an action packed adventure story with a cautionary tale of corporate, capitalistic greed gone wrong and rolls it all into a humanistic story with excellent characterization and that could b...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-20
    What do you say about a concept that has become iconic? Jurassic Park has grown beyond Crichton's novel, into a movie, into a theme park attraction, into a thousand types of paraphernalia... In fact, it has become so popular that we forget the original work this concept came from.I saw the movie first. It is a marvel of special effects and unbearably suspenseful. The book is nothing like that.This novel is a serious work of science fiction. As wi...
  • Will M.
    2014-06-14
    Another masterpiece by Crichton. Can't believe it took me years to finally pick this one up and read it. I watched the movie adaptation when I was a kid, so I can't really remember much of the plot other than dinosaurs gone wild, and I'm sure I remember an elevator scene. Aside from those, I had no idea what was in store for me before I read this. I wasn't hesitant on reading this, but my really long TBR list was the reason why I didn't read this...
  • Vane J.
    2015-05-08
    Originally posted on Books With ChemistryWell, everyone knows what this is about, but for this review to make sense, I’m going to suppose you all live in caves and have never heard about the existence of Jurassic Park.Everything starts with a billionaire that wants more money. It has been discovered that extincted animals can be cloned and, in a way, brought back to life. He uses this to buy a remote island in Costa Rica and build a theme park ...
  • Brandon
    2015-05-29
    "Scientists are actually preoccupied with accomplishment. So they are focused on whether they can do something. They never stop to ask if they should do something."In 1993, Steven Spielberg brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen. At the time, Jurassic Park was so immensely popular that I would be shocked to find someone today who hasn't seen it. Now, with the forthcoming release of Jurassic World, dinosaurs are all the rage again. During a r...
  • Ashley Daviau
    2017-07-20
    I was a little hesitant to read this book because I have such an immense love and appreciation for the movies. But I'm glad to say that I think I may have enjoyed the book MORE than the movies! Which is really saying something because Jurassic Park is one of my all time fave movies! The only thing that stopped it from being five stars is that I found the beginning a bit slow to start. There was a lot of explanation and set up and I found it a tad...
  • Kostas Papadatos
    2017-03-03
    Σίγουρα ένα μέρος το οποίο θα ήθελα να μεταφερθώ έστω και για λίγο, είναι ο κόσμος του Jurassic Park που έχτισε ο Michael Crichton. Ναι, γνωρίζω πως ανά πάσα στιγμή θα μπορούσαν να ρουφήξουν τους χυμούς μου κουνούπια με μέγεθος πελεκάνου, ώστε να ικανοποιήσουν τ...
  • Veronique
    2017-02-01
    Like many, I loved the film, and indeed its sequels. Who doesn’t like dinosaurs and rip-roaring adventure? I hadn’t however read the book that started it all...Going through the pages, I couldn’t help trying to find the scenes that I knew so well. Most are there, but indeed in a different form due to the medium, the same applying to the characters. What fun to hear Malcolm’s Chaos theories and witness Grant’s survival!This is a compelli...
  • Nikoleta
    2017-09-18
    «Ξέρεις, πόσο απίθανο είναι να φύγεις εσύ ή οποιοσδήποτε από εμάς ζωντανός απ’ αυτό το νησί;»Κλασικός απολαυστικός Crihton, ο οποίος μας έχει συνηθίσει στο να συνδυάζει, τις επιστημονικές πληροφορίες, την άκρατη περιπέτεια και δράση και τα γεμάτα στ...
  • Jr Bacdayan
    2013-05-26
    RAWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Imagine yourself a prey, being hunted by the one of the most deadliest predators that ever roamed the earth. The Tyrannosaurus Rex. About 30 feet of pure muscle with a massive head that contains the biggest set of teeth that could turn your flesh and bones into mush in one bite.You are trapped. You have nowhere to go. Your entire body is shaking. RAWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...
  • Dany Burns
    2016-01-08
    Before I start my book review a have to say that i have never seen the movie, Jurassic Park. I have no idea how I haven't watched it yet, and I definitely want to watch it now that I have read the book, but this review will not be comparing the two since I have not seen the movie. I did really like this book a lot. I thought that the idea was really well executed and very entertaining. I know not everyone may like this but I loved all the infor...
  • Mike
    2015-07-24
    Ah, Jurassic Park, a keystone moment in movie history where dinosaurs were brought to the silver screen in such an indelible way. I don't think it would be inaccurate to say the movie franchise (especially with the most recent entry of Jurassic World) has significantly overshadowed the book. Heck, I only just got to reading it now, 23 years after the movie was released. Having recently seen the movie, I was struck by the differences between the n...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    2015-02-17
    I originally noticed this audiobook as a Youtube upload off to the side as I was listening to Prisoner of Azkaban for the umpteenth time. I've got The Lost World at home and I've never seen the films (not completely, anyway), so I figured Why the hell not? I haven't been a ginormous fan of dinosaurs since I was about ten, but this book cured that so quick. I was instantly back in my kid-mindset when they were first discussing the park. Just the t...
  • J.G. Keely
    2007-05-26
    With Crichton, it is always a gamble whether whatever strange and new idea has latched onto will overcome his overbearing personality. His assurance that science will always go wrong makes for easy potboiler plots, but you do get the feeling that if he were a caveman, he would mistrust a sharpened stick.Crichton's sensationalism and misuse of scientific concepts has made him untrustworthy as a guide on any serious issue, but in the case of runawa...
  • Ellen Gail
    2015-08-30
    "Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way."Four dinolicious stars!This summer as Jurassic World was rawring into theaters everywhere, my best friend confessed something to me; she had never seen Jurassic Park. Or any of the sequels. I decided that we could no longer be friends.I kid. But seriously, Jurassic Park ...
  • Trish
    2017-08-05
    OK, so where to begin?I read this book for the first time when I was in 12th grade. We had to choose a book for a book report and I thought this would make a nice change from all the classics. Moreover, I've been a fan of the movie ever since I was a wee lass because I always had a thing for dinosaurs (the history and science behind it, the speculation, me being interested in fauna and flora in general) - other girls liked ponies, I preferred rap...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-09-12
    Jurassic park: a novel (Jurassic Park #1), Michael Crichton Jurassic Park is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton, divided into seven sections (iterations). A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, it presents the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically recreated dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real world implications. A sequel titled The Lost World, also written by Cri...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    2015-12-26
    "Welcome... to Jurassic Park!" Stars, I loved the movie! And yet it took me 3 whole months to finish the book.Now I don't remember much, just waiting for it to end. Maybe that's because I saw the movie as a little kid, and numerous times growing up. So every time I read it, I just wished to see the film again.What I did like was the ending which is quite different from the movie. John Hammond's fate felt as some kind of payment for all he did an...