The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

Today’s flashback is a day late, but ya know…better late than never, right?

Jurassic Park, both book and movie, will always be on my list of favorites. Not only is Michael Crichton probably my favorite author, but his movies have a tendency to be action packed, and really good.

Pro Tip: the movies are rarely perfectly in sync with the books. Example: Timeline.

The Book

Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler are archeologists, working at a new dig. When they receive a request to check out a new theme park, they’re understandably skeptic. Until the owner of the park offers to fund their dig for 3 years.

This park, according to Mr. Hammond, is “right up their alley.”

On the way to the hotel from the helicopter, Alan receives his first hint of the park’s occupants: dinosaurs.

Using fossilized dinosaur DNA and frog DNA, Mr. Hammond and his scientists have created a theme park around all species of dinosaurs, including a T-Rex. Seems really cool, right?

Things start going wrong almost immediately, and everyone on the island is forced to run, hide, and fight in order to make it off the island.

Like I said before, this book is one of my favorites. I’ve also seen the movie more times than I can count. The sequels aren’t as good, but this book is a huge recommend from me to you.

Michael Crichton has always impressed me with his books. I can tell he puts tons of research into everything he does, and I always learn something new. This book focuses on chaos theory, which is interesting enough to me that I will likely read more books on the subject.

Have you read this book? Seen the movie? Let me know in the comments below! Let your friends know about this post too, and invite them to the discussion! Until next time, bookworms!

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Jurassic Park

    1. Yeah, I do too. Only one thing irritated me about the book/movie difference. Hammond’s role in the end of the book. I don’t wanna say too much cuz of spoilers but you might know what I’m talking about:-)

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