The Lost World by Michael Crichton
A Novel

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Toss in the usual range of ethical problems and scientific considerations and you've got a book that's not quite as good as its predecessor, but comes pretty close.
-Helium

Synopsis

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public.
 
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
 
“Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People
 
“A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Action-packed.”—New York Daily News
 
“An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times
 

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 January 18, 2001 by Ballantine Books. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Crime, Nature & Wildlife, Romance, Science & Math. Fiction
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All: 9 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2010

Pell-mell action and hairbreadth escapes, plus periodic commentary on the uses and abuses of science: the admirable Crichton keeps the pot boiling throughout.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 24 2013

As science writing, it's a lucid, provocative undertaking; but as an adventure and original entertainment, even though it will sell through the roof, it seems that Crichton has laid a big dinosaur egg.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
on Apr 24 2013

Michael Crichton's sequel to Jurassic Park is worth the wait. Packed full of just as many chills, thrills and dangers, it also tackles the issue of extinction and what constitutes the natural course of events.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Sep 22 1995

For clarity, terror, and sheer grisliness, the action far surpasses anything in the original book; even better, the suspense is masterfully stretched out, then released all of a sudden — just when you least expect it.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 24 2013

The wide range of characters and personalities makes the adventure more intense...This is a great read for anyone, and I recommend it to anyone who likes thriller, sci-fi, or even if your just looking to kill time.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 24 2013

Science-fiction fanatics and people who love action will have a hard time putting this book down. The hard-core action and suspense keep the reader flipping pages and flying through chapters.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Oct 09 2010

I couldn’t get enough of The Lost World...Crichton’s character portrayals allowed me to understand their emotions. I enjoyed reading in great detail about the dinosaur-infested island and the people trapped on it.

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Teen Ink

Above average

So the book is spectacular, right? Wrong. It's far from spectacular. In fact, I would be surprised if anyone would give the sequel more than an "okay."

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Helium

Above average
on Jun 09 2009

Toss in the usual range of ethical problems and scientific considerations and you've got a book that's not quite as good as its predecessor, but comes pretty close.

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