Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Published May 24, 2020

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Book info

  • Title Jurassic Park
  • Author Michael Crichton
  • Year 1990
  • Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure

On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge. But, as always, there is a dark side to the fantasy and after a catastrophe destroys the park's defence systems, the scientists and tourists are left fighting for survival...


Just as I recently realised I was missing a lot of Roald Dahl reviews, I was shocked at how few Crichton works I’d documented. I’ve read plenty of them but only have a few reviewed so far. To correct this, I whipped through the audiobook of Jurassic Park - the novel that inspired the film.

It’s so good. Brutal, and terrifying, hitting harder than the film does and delving deeper into the chaos theory that Malcolm expands on to the point where you are sort of left wondering if you have any control over anything.

But it’s a great adventure story, a thrill of a ride, and one that leaves you breathless by the end!

Rating: 5 / 5

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