On a Pacific island, a theme park is being prepared in secret for an opening that will make headlines. For an American bio-engineering company is working to create the monstrous dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. The author also wrote "Westworld", "Coma" and "The Great Train Robbery".
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Unless your species evolved sometime after 1993, when Jurassic Park hit theatres, you're no doubt familiar with this dinosaur-bites-man disaster tale set on an island theme park gone terribly wrong. But if Speilberg's amped-up CGI creation left you longing for more scientific background and ... well, character development, check out the original Michael Crichton novel. Although not his best book (get a hold of sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain for that), Jurassic Park fills out the film version's kinetic storyline with additional scenes, dialogue and explanations while still maintaining Crichton's trademark thrills-'n'-chills pacing. As ever, the book really is better than the movie. --Paul Hughes, Amazon.comReview:
"Crichton's most compulsive novel to date" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Breathtaking adventure... a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget" ( Time Out)
"Wonderful ... powerful" ( Washington Post)
"Full of suspense" ( New York Times)
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