Reading this book was a totally different experience for me. Usually I read the book before the movie. On rare occasions I watch the movie once, and then read the book. But with Jurassic Park, I grew up with the movie. I would have watched it at least once a year since I was five (I have three older siblings-2boys,1tomboy). It is one of my all time favourite movies, so instead of critiquing the movie to the book like normal, this time I was critiquing the book to the movie. Literally, I did it the whole way through...
For those of you who aren't familiar with Steven Spielberg's masterpiece of a movie, firstly, what the hekk are you doing with your life?! And secondly, seriously, what?! It is about a private cooperation that has a vision to genetically modify DNA to re-create dinosaurs... and they succeed. You may be thinking, how is that even possible?! Well considering there aren't any dinos walking around, its not. But they make it seem very, very possible in the story. Crichton uses very realistic scientific language, which mostly, I was totally able to comprehend *cheers*. So yeah, an island of previously extinct animals, a team of paleontologists, mathematicians, scientists and of course, kids, makes a terribly bad, but exciting mix.
I loved the book!! It was so similar to the movie, and most things that were eliminated from the movie were explained in other ways. The ending was different too, it was really well suited to the book, but I see why Spielberg changed it for the movie. I am so excited to pick up book two as I know that it is going to be totally different to the sequel movies, considering quite a few main characters died in the book, but not the first movie. I know, I was devastated too.
Happy Jem. :) xo
Favourite quote (of pretty much all time): "Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way" - Ian Malcolm, p. 160
Pages: 400 pages
Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Acquired from: The Mobile Library