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Series: Jurassic Park #1
Published by Ballantine Books on 1990
Genres: classic, fiction, thriller
Source: the library
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A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power.
Cover illustration by Chip Kidd.
What a fantastic ride!
I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed this. It is similar to the movie – which I am a huge fan of – but is definitely different enough to hold your interest. There’s a lot of science mumbo jumbo which I admittedly didn’t understand half of, but it was fascinating all the same & I’m sure they dumbed down the science as best they could. I was greatly amused by all the computer talk, as computers have changed just so, so much in the last twenty five years. I definitely got my geek on reading this book! I wasn’t enough finished reading this one, and I had already requested the next one from the library.
It’s ironic, too, because I remember when the movie first came out, I tried getting through the book & hated it – I hated all the science and computer talk, and that was what amused me so much this read through.
I just couldn’t believe how confident everyone was throughout the book, just so damned smug that they knew what they were doing – and then the dinosaur ate them. Good times.
Definitely a must read for dinosaur fans!
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