Jurassic Park

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Ballantine Books, 1991 - Fiction - 399 pages
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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.
"Wonderful . . . powerful."--The Washington Post Book World
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them--for a price.
Until something goes wrong. . . .
In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.
"Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It'll keep you riveted."--The Detroit News
"Crichton's dinosaurs are genuinely frightening."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Full of suspense."--The New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - Liza Connolly - Goodreads

If I could make a recommendation: read Jurassic Park! Then, ****READ THE LOST WORLD!**** I actually preferred the sequel by a slight margin (due in part to Sarah Harding), and both books are great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jediraven - Goodreads

I've always wanted to read this book, because I loved the movie. It was great. It was very close to the movie, surprisingly, which was nice. I think the only thing that would have made it better is if ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Michael Crichton's novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.

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