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Jurassic Park

(Book #1 In the Jurassic Park series)

ISBN: 0345370775

Language: English

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Lowest Price: $3.59

Jurassic Park

(Book #1 In the Jurassic Park series)


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Unless your species evolved sometime after 1993 when Jurassic Park hit theaters, you're no doubt familiar with this dinosaur-bites-man disaster tale set on an island theme park gone terribly wrong. But if Speilberg's amped-up CGI creation left you longing for more scientific background and ... well, character development, check out the original Michael Crichton novel. Although not his best book (get ahold of sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain for that), Jurassic Park fills out the film version's kinetic story line with additional scenes, dialogue, and explanations while still maintaining Crichton's trademark thrills-'n'-chills pacing. As ever, the book really is better than the movie. --Paul Hughes

Customer Reviews of Jurassic Park

One of Crichton's Best?

It's been a few years since I've read this book, but it still stands out to me as one of my favorite works of (modern) fiction. This book is very fast paced and when I read it, I had a really hard time putting it down. I read it cover to cover almost non-stop. I can imagine this book becoming a little more popular again with all the talk of cloning going on and while the ideas in this book are far-fetched, I'm sure it will help some people make opinions on whether or not cloning is good or bad. So, if you're looking for a great, faced paced sci-fi thriller, you may want to pick up Jurassic Park. I also feel the book is much better than the movie despite the fact that Spielberg directed JP in 1991. The story line is MUCH more devolped and the ending is entirely different! So, if you've seen the movie and liked it and have yet to read the book, I suggest you do - you will definitely enjoy this book.

One of the best I've ever read

This is one great book. This book has some great characters, storylines, and is indeed very intense. The characters are dynamic and the storyline is ever-changing. The sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World answers many questions. If you have a few spare moments a day, you'll make it at least half an hour of spare time a day. You WILL READ THIS BOOK! It's that good.

It was a great book

I thought it was a great book.My friends who read it thought it was great also

I don't think that's tomato juice....

Jurassic Park is a gripping action title set on a private island of the coast of Costa Rica. Horrific and deep,it should please anybody with the ability to read.i couldnt put it down for all the tea in china, nor all the chinese waitresses who bring it.
John hammond is hungry to make something extraordinary.dealing with boigenetic company,ingen,they manage to create genetically engineered dinosaurs.hammond has an idea of having a dinosaur zoo where kids can marvel at these amazing creatures.unfortunately, his view doesn't include reality, and ingen comes across many problems creating this "zoo".
the way crichton writes is sheer genious.the words seem to flow together and, in time, you'll feel as if it's happening before your eyes.A modern classic written like Shakespeare for old people, jurassic park should not be missed by anybody.

¡Un libro increíble!

He leído este libro dos o tres veces en ingles y es uno de mis libros favoritos. Hay mucha acción, suspenso, personajes muy interesantes, y un argumento inteligente y emocionante con ideas muy originales. Hay algo por todas las personas. Michael Crichton es un autor extraordinario. Cuando lo leo, no puedo pararme hasta lo termino. Porque soy una estudiante de español, decidí leerlo en español también. La traducción de Parque Jurásico es buenísima y el lector no pierde nada de esta adaptación en comparación del original. Yo recomendaría Parque Jurásico a todas las personas. Si usted le gusta la película "Jurassic Park", le gustaría la novela Parque Jurásico muchísima.

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