John Hammond is a showman – with the ultimate show. Thanks to technology and investors his incredible park is almost ready to open; just a few snags away from perfection. But the snags are not easily solved; how do you control animals no one has ever seen before? In a richly detailed book, Crichton has captured the essence of technology gone wild. With a scope exceeding the movie, the characters and science compete for your attention. The pace is just as fast and intriguing. In addition to T-Rexes and raptors there are other carnivores to worry about, including pterodactyls, and compsognathus. Oh, yes, dinosaurs are escaping the island on the boat to the mainland. A seductive, exciting read with plenty of heart pounding danger as well.
Reviewed by Tammy S., University City Regional