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Jurassic Park Hardcover – 25 September 2012

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  • Publisher : Perfection Learning (25 September 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1613835051
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1613835050
  • Dimensions : 10.67 x 3.3 x 19.05 cm
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3.0 out of 5 stars small!
By Brynn on 16 August 2020
Decent quality but the book itself is almost comically small. Just be aware when purchasing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome... to Jurassic Park!
By Old Grim's Reviews on 25 June 2019
The phenomenon that is Jurassic Park is one of the best novels ever written. It's concept; the stuff of dreams and imagination. Its execution; sublime. A peerless techo-thriller that would go on to be a global sensation and cultural colossus.
Crichton was THE master of the page turner and within Jurassic Park the tension is palpable. I own three different versions of the book from trade paperback to first Ed hardcover and the MP3 audiobook as well, it is one of my all-time favorite books and one I keep on going back to. I first read this as a lad of 13 in 1997 having been a fan of the movie since its release in 93 with Dinosaurs arguably being my favorite thing in my early years as a lad in the late 80s.
If you have never read the book but love the movie I still DO recommend a read of this classic. Certain aspects are different and in terms of characters, the movie may of made some alterations for the better, the only book-to-film I can think was a success in that regard. Crichton's inner world building with the science aspect is fascinating and his attention to detail in the tense moments will have you shifting positions constantly waiting to find out what happens next. As with ALL Crichton sci-fi/ techno thrillers the first fifth to a third of his books are a backdrop of the science involved in the book, after that he truly unleashes the story on you and you cannot put his novels down and Jurassic Park is peak Crichton in that regard.
For those interested in the audiobook/ MP3, as I own that as well I can give a quick review on that as well. Scott Brick does an amazing job of building the story and it is one of the the better narrations of I heard. So if that is the path you want to go in your experience with one of the greatest books ever written you won't be disappointed in the audiobook.
Crichton's Jurassic Park is a novel that all lovers of the written word SHOULD read at least once in their lives. The idea of a Dinosaur themed park is indeed the story's highlight but the underlining theme of humankind trying to play god in the science lab is still just as prevalent today as it was in 1989 when he was writing it.
This classic book is truly worth anybodies time.
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CoralFang
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, excellent pace - a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great standalone novel and an excellent read for fans of the franchise!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2019
I have been fascinated by dinosaurs since I was a wee child, and Jurassic Park is easily one of my all-time favourite movies. That being said, I was a little hesitant when I picked up the book it was all based on - I mean, how could it possibly invoke the wonder I had seen on the big screen?!

It certainly didn't disappoint!
The book better explained the Mary-Shelley-style creation of the dinosaurs. It is quite heavy in scientific descriptions - having studied genetics, I found this to be an easy read. The language wasn't too technical, and there wasn't much jargon, so even if you don't have a background in genetics, I think it would still be reasonably easy to grasp.
There are a few differences that I think the movie did a little better. The strong women we know from Spielberg's movie weren't as notable in the book. Though Ellie is present and strong, albeit a watered-down version of the Ellie we know from the movie, Lex is a lot different. In the book, she isn't the smart, capable, teenage hacker who grows in strength - she's a frightened 8-year-old. And while her youth certainly explains her meekness, it was nice to see that the movie had created stronger female roles.

The description of the dinosaurs was fantastic, and I found myself hungrily devouring this book!

It's a 4.5/5 for me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book that started it all.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 May 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 November 2017
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