Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

A mysterious company called, "Ingen" had been working on a top secret project for five years. As this mysterious project nears completion, the project must be checked by dinosaur experts Alan Grant, and Ellie Sattler, along with mathematician Ian Malcom. The top secret project turns out to be a geological zoo called, "Jurassic Park," filled with genetically created dinosaurs. This prehistoric zoo would no doubt dazzle people of all ages, until disaster strikes. A rogue worker shut down the park, allowing the dinosaurs to run free. Now with danger at every turn, the human inhabitants of Jurassic Park must fight for their very survival.

Take it from someone who's read this book a few times, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is a epic adventure of prehistoric proportions. Even if you've seen the film, the book Jurassic Park is worth at least one read-through. Jurassic Park is filled with suspense, and terror, action and adventure, while still catering to the scientific thinker. It probes the question,"Could dinosaurs be cloned?" Jurassic Park is one of my favorite books of all time, I very much enjoy its tense mood, and I think you should give this adventure story a try. 

Reviewed by Gian R., grade 9
Glendale Central Library

1 comment:

Tiffany, Montrose-Crescenta Library Manager said...

It starts off on the island of Bahia Anasaco, where construction workers are building InGen. As they start building, a worker gets attacked by a mysterious creature. He says that he was attacked by a velociraptor. He dies later. The report of this incidence does not go out to the public. Even after this incident, Jurassic Park was still built. Dr. Grant(a paleontologist), Ellie(a botanist), Dr. Malcom (a mathematician), Gennaro (a lawyer),and Lex and Tim(siblings visiting their grandfather, John Hammond).While visiting the park, one employee ,Dennis Nedry, was stealing dinosaur eggs to make a profit. While everyone was taking a tour of the park in electrical cars, Nedry killed the power to the entire park so that he can escape. Since the dinosaur cages are ran by electricity, all the dinosaurs were set free. The visitors fight for there lives as they try to escape to escape the park. People go missing and even killed, but there is one question where did Nedry and the Velociraptors go?

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton was a very gruesome and suspenseful novel. It was similar to the movie in some ways, but there were a lot major differences. In the movie, parts of the book were cut out, and replaced with other ideas for the movies. Although it is similar to the movie, it is still a good read even if you haven't seen the movie. The book and movie to me seem like to different stories, but with the same characters. Overall, this book was fantastic and I didn't see one flaw in the novel. I highly recommend this book for people who are interested in dinosaurs.

Reviewed by Phillip C., Grade
Montrose Library