As soon as I heard another Jurassic Park movie was coming out, I 100% GEEKED out. I loved the original movie. I recently watched it and yep, still love it. So in preparation for another couple hours of watching man against dinosaur, I thought it was about time to finally read the original book.
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.
I wasn’t expecting all the scientific details. I get why they were there, but it took up a rather large chunk of the book. There was much more in the book than the movie (totally understandable), so I had to get used to that. I did keep wondering when the dinosaurs were going to show up. I was ready to dive into the stories of the “clever girl.”
But it was still really good! For the number of changes they made from the book to the movie, I agree with some of them, but there were some pretty intense moments in the book (which I noticed showed up in the third movie). The movie still captured the essence of the story though and I was okay without seeing the deaths of some people as described in the book…ew!
A few more thoughts – Lex is even more annoying in the book. Good grief! This next sentence might be a bit of a spoiler, but Hammond isn’t the sweet grandpa the movie made him out to be, plus he dies at the end…say what? And sadly so does Dr. Malcolm. Talk about a couple of curve balls. Oh and Dr. Wu!!
Confession of confusion. On page 446 it read, “They did not even permit the burial of Hammond or Ian Malcolm.” But then they’re back for The Lost World right?! Did anyone read the second one to help explain this? I read an online summary, but I need more details (I don’t think I’ll be getting to the second book anytime soon).
And y’all, if a lizard comes near me, I’m out.
Have you read any of the books? Are you a fan of the Jurassic Park movies?