Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

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“Wonderful . . . powerful.”—The Washington Post Book World

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. . . .

In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.

“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News

“Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Full of suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review
 

About Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
 
Published May 14, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction

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Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok in Crichton's new, vastly entertaining science thriller.

Sep 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Publishers Weekly

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Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles; chaos ensues when a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryo

Nov 11 1991 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

The New York Times

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By combining old-fashioned storytelling with gee-whiz science, Mr. Crichton’s books made for a compelling formula that was adapted easily by Hollywood.

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Publishers Weekly

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Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles;

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Examiner

While the story takes place on the island, there is a pre-occupation with dinosaurs reaching the mainland in the book that just was not there in the movie.

Apr 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Examiner

When it came to turning Crichton’s “The Lost World” into a movie, Spielberg was then more willing to embrace the darker aspects that the writer explores intensely in his books, and this was something readers wished he had done with the first movie.

Jun 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Book Reporter

Even if you think you've had your fill with these paleo-paradises-gone-awry (or think the movies were enough), you'll be doing yourself a favor by tucking JURASSIC PARK into your beach bag.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Entertainment Weekly

Warm-blooded and more like birds in their movements than reptiles, Crichton's dinosaurs are far more intelligent — hence far more dangerous — than, say, Godzilla or the Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.

Nov 16 1990 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Pajiba

And again, I love an author who has the balls to kill off main characters (the book still has some surprises even if you've seen the movie).

Apr 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Gather Books

Hammond and his team of scientists have discovered a method of creating dinosaurs, by cloning dino DNA captured from ancient sap that has trapped insects that feasted on dinosaurs.

Aug 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Dominion of New York

I never did read it back then, so I decided to pick it up now, in the futuristic year 2015, and read it before I go see Jurassic World.

Jul 17 2015 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

The Hollywood Reporter

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Reflections of a Book Addict

wrote the book and as awesome as the movie was, I have to say I’ve always enjoyed the book a little bit more.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Jurassic Park

Strange and Random Happenstance

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http://allreaders.com

In this book John Hammond, the president of Bio Technology decides that he wants to make dinosaurs by using new technology to reconstruct their DNA.

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