The Lost World by Michael Crichton | Book Review


book #2 in the Jurassic Park series

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Had every bit as much bite as the first book.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Thriller
Author: Michael Crichton
Published: September 1995
Publisher: Arrow Books
Pages: 433 (paperback)

I am totally obsessed with this series and book two did not disappoint. I went into this somewhat worried because I know the movies after number 1 apparently go downhill – but clearly I shouldn’t have made assumptions that the books would be anything like that.

I enjoyed how most of the characters were new to us in this sequel, but with one key character remaining the same to offer some continuity – and also to give the reader a leg-up when it came to connecting to the story.

You would’ve thought that it’d be hard to write a sequel to Jurassic Park, after all how much can really be different? But Michael Crichton did a great job with this. A new setting, a new threat and similar but not repetitive events happening throughout.

I wasn’t bored for one second – and I loved seeing similar themes repeat themselves, but in a refreshingly new way. This is one series I could be perfectly content reading endless varied renditions of the basic plot: man makes dinosaurs, man regrets making dinosaurs.

I thought the scientific theory sprinkled throughout this one was also heavier and more enjoyable. It felt like a more central driving force for building tension and foreshadowing what was to come.

Can’t recommend enough – you could read these out of order, but why would you? I can see myself binging these regularly year in, year out.

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Title: The Lost World
Series title: Jurassic Park
Author: Michael Crichton
Purchase: Angus & Robertson
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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 rumours that something has survived….

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