Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 1990-11-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Jurassic Park book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,989 Ratings)

Jurassic Park Michael Crichton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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.

Praise for Jurassic Park
“Wonderful . . . powerful.”The Washington Post Book World

“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News
“Full of suspense.”The New York Times Book Review

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User reviews about this book

  • Loved it

    By what in heck
    If you saw the movie already, know that this is the book it’s based on. It’s also very different in several ways, particularly with the tone and ending. Unlike the blockbuster feel of the movie, the book gives you much more to think about and has a tense, frightening tone.
  • Amazing Read; Better than the Movies

    By SHSirota
    This is a classic book. I sincerely hope this becomes a discussed read for early science majors in school. Fantastic writing and compelling ideas.
  • Amazing

    By super shadow 7777777764
    No complaints
  • Me like da movie

    By Duck lover 27
    Pretty gooooooood
  • A great read

    By Nicholas0713
    It kept me intrigued and interested during the entire book.
  • Roar

    By ak4621
    Very good book, I am a big fan of dinosaurs and this was a nice fictional story that seemed plausible, unlike other fiction books.
  • First and Favorite Crichton Novel

    By Ski
    I’ve read all of the authors books but this is where I started and even after all of these years it’s still my favorite.
  • Pretty good

    By grhmnq
    It’s not perfect but it’s a good read. The way the action is described in certain parts feels a bit clunky and awkward, but this is very good science fiction. I found myself wanting a lot more characterization and more suspense. But to its credit, the lack of suspense I felt may have been because I’ve seen the movie and for the most part this book follows it pretty closely. I thought the last chapter or two and the epilogue felt like rushed/forced set-up for a sequel. I think the sequel he wanted to write when he finished this book is much different from how The Lost World ended up.
  • great

    By WordsInAWhisper
    it’s certainly a great book. this is one time where i do not agree that the book is better than the movie though. i’m not saying that book isn’t great, but this is one story where seeing these creatures was better than reading about them. and steven spielberg brought them truly to life. the book has characters that are different, added and changed scenarios, but it feels like the plot is 80% the same. different enough you will get enjoyment out of this. i loved it.
  • Obviously, different than the movie

    By TheGuyAndJunk
    But I didn’t expect the story to be so interesting. It’s so good. Ends of chapters left me saying “just one more” till I missed hours of sleep. I loved this book and I’m not really a book reader.

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