Three adventurers penetrate deep into the heart of Africa in a desperate bid to find the fabulous diamonds of the lost city of Zinj. They encounter Kigani cannibals, flaming volcanoes - and Amy, a cuddly gorilla, fluent in sign language. By the author of "The Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park".
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If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: A research team deep in the jungle disappears after a mysterious and grisly gorilla attack. A subsequent team, including a sign-language-speaking simian named Amy, follows the original team's tracks only to be subjected to more mysterious and grisly gorilla attacks. If you can look past the breathless treatment of 80s' technology, like voice-recognition software and 256K RAM modules (the book was written in 1980), you'll find the same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton's other work. --Paul Hughes, Amazon.comReview:
"Ingenious, imaginative" ( Los Angeles Times)
"Thrilling" ( New York Times Book Review)
"Fascinating" ( The Washington Post)
"Dazzling" ( People)
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Book Description 1993-10-01., 1993. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 370pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1757607