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The Lost World by Michael Crichton #BookReview

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, the island indefinitely closed to the public.

There are rumors that something has survived….

The Lost World by Michael Crichton book cover

Title: The Lost World | Author: Michael Crichton | Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. | Pub. Date: 1995 | Pages: 448 | ISBN:
0752224417 | Genre: Sci-Fi | Language: English | Triggers: Gore | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Self-purchased

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The Lost World Review

A fast-paced, action packed read. Pay attention cos you might learn something!

“All your life people will tell you things. And most of the time, probably ninety-five percent of the time, what they’ll tell you will be wrong.”

It seems the Dinosaurs are not dead, and Ian Malcolm isn’t either…

Honestly, I will always be happy if you sit me down and put a book about dinosaurs or dragons in front of me. I am fascinated by them, and following my read of Jurassic Park last year, I am so glad to have finally gotten to The Lost World.

I have watched the movie a dozen times growing up, but I can’t really remember it, so I definitely need a re-watch. From what I do remember, there are only a few minor similarities, so if you hated the film, but liked Jurassic Park and books about dinosaurs, don’t let this put you off.

The characters in this kind of blended into one a little for me. However, a few stood out, including Sarah, who is a strong woman that doesn’t need saving from the men, a very well flushed out character and inspirational.

All the science in this book kept me interested and fascinated. It wasn’t delivered in a way that would leave you confused, it is easily understandable. Chaos theory, the Red Queen effect, it’s the kind of thing that makes me wish I could go back to school and actually pay more attention in class. This book is definitely more about the science than the dinosaurs, so if you’re not interested in that, I would stick with Jurassic Park and not bother with this one. Bear in mind this is coming from someone with little science knowledge, I am sure if you’re an expert you will find a flaw or two somewhere to sink your teeth in to!

4 dinosaur eggs from me!

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