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The Lost World: A Novel (Jurassic Park) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Crichton
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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public.
 
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
 
“Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People
 
“A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Action-packed.”—New York Daily News
 
“An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3849 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0099240629
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st trade ed edition (Jan. 18 2001)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1J76
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Series of essays upsets flow of story Aug. 15 2014
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I am torn. While the book was exciting in spots, there were not enough spots to keep the book from plodding. I know that in the late 1990s and early 2000s dinosaurs were the bee's knees for every kid and kid-at-heart. The book just doesn't "play" now. I seriously doubt it would even be published in this form. Not for it's subject matter, but for the zoological and paleontological lectures through out the book. It seemed almost unbelievable that action stops over and over again while Harding, Malcolm, Thorne, or Levine give a short essay about predation, evolution or theories. And sometimes NOT short essays about same. At times I much more enjoyed the banter from the bad guys. Even I could see where they went badly wrong. The children seemed to be there simply so they could ask questions which led to the next lecture. I agree that this book was simply economically expedient following the success of the Jurassic Park movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent6 but definitely not before bedtime\\ Jan. 22 2014
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I couldn't put this book down.... even after reading it for the third time.
Michael has a way with words that make the story come to life
and makes the animals so very life like. But have a good imagination
and the story fills the mental screen better than a theatre can
We lost a great write when he passed away
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs rule! Feb. 24 2014
By Adam Oster - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Although one could very easily take issue right off the bat with the rather lame excuses Crichton uses to bring his favorite (as well as mine) character back from the dead, moving past that really brings the reader into a world much more special than that of the original novel. Being quite different than the movie, this book delves into exploring the history of the mysterious InGen corporation further, while also giving a great bit more detail into what all occurred that led to the creation of Jurassic Park.

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to learn more about the history behind the first book and, when it finally arrived, the action sequences in this book definitely build a great deal of suspense, although I feel that they no where near the quality and satisfaction of the original book. Crichton not only manages to bring in a few new species of dinosaur, but also manages to post conflicting ideas from the original book on things like how the T-Rex sees things, ensuring that such things comment on the original theory as well.

All in all, this book is definitely worth the read, especially if you enjoyed the first one (book or movie). It's sad to see that the film series departed from Crichton's vision so early in the process, I would have loved to see something much more in line with this book than the reality of The Lost World.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, as usual July 7 2013
By David A. - Published on Amazon.com
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Have never been disappointed by a Crichton book. Even better than Jurassic Park. I Wish he was still with us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than the movie! June 19 2012
By Joanna J. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have to hand it to Michael Crichton for writing wonderful female action characters. The plot would have interested me in any case, but his depiction of the intrepid Dr. Sarah Harding who helps tween Kelly find her confidence made the story hit home. Boys and men are not the only ones who want to tackle dinosaur-infested jungles. Thanks to Michael Crichton for giving us a vehicle to do that.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Roller Coaster Ride, Different From the Film Sept. 6 2014
By Admiralu - Published on Amazon.com
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I had seen both of the Jurassic Park films based on the novels and had enjoyed them. I finally got around to reading the novels and was surprised at how different the books were. The film's were made family friendly with neat endings. The books are thrilling page turnovers, that are fascinating. The Lost World in particular is much different from the film. Like Jurassic Park, it is one hell of a novel. Three quarters of this book is not in the film, and it is even more thrilling and realistic. The events on the island are fast paced and incredible. I love the fact that Ian Malcolm is a bachelor and there isn't much romance between him and Sarah Harding. Sarah is a real action hero in this book with a much larger role than in the film. There are two kids in this story who are both educated and intelligent and are helpful in this novel, unlike the the kids in the Jurassic Park novel. The boy Tim was smart, but the girl Alex was annoying as hell. Author Crichton includes his well researched theories and scientific information along with thoughtful discussions on the nature of man and our impact on the planet. While the novelization of Jurassic Park included this as well, this is more of a roller coaster ride. I preferred the novelization of Jurassic Park (the first film), I enjoy both film version and the novel for the Lost World. I would've loved to see films based on the novelizations of both books, James Cameron would have done them justice instead of reorganizing them to be family-friendly. A fantastic must read and a new favorite of mine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling sequel! July 1 2014
By Matthew Clements - Published on Amazon.com
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If you read Jurassic Park you have to read this. Quick, exciting, with just as much (if not more) of Ian Malcolm's unique take on the world. Lots of great topics to debate strung in amongst some very exciting adventure.
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