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Book Review: Jurassic Park

One of those guys is a beloved character, and the other one died on a toilet

Taylor Nyman
November 4, 2019

Jurassic Park is a science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. It was first published in 1990 and has since become a very popular title, spawning a sequel and movie franchise. The book takes place on Isla Nublar, a fictional island off the coast of Costa Rica, and the main characters are a diverse group of characters such as dinosaur experts, businessmen, nice children, and terrible children.

Most of this book takes place on Isla Nublar, where a group of scientists have made genetically engineered dinosaurs for an amusement park called Jurassic Park. The book’s plot is about a group of people going to the island for a weekend to test the park, but something goes wrong and the rest of the book is based around that problem.

Overall, I give Jurassic Park  ⅘ stars. This book has many good characters, some quite likeable, others quite annoying, but good characters nonetheless. The book switches between the different perspectives of the characters, making for an interesting way of telling the story. One of the things about this book that bothered me a little bit was that some parts were kind of unnecessary and went on for too long. Other than that, there is not much to complain about, though some scientific inaccuracies may bother certain people. This book is a great book that I would strongly recommend it for people who like science fiction and dinosaurs. For people who like the Jurassic Park movies, I think that the book is probably better than the films, and is one that you should definitely read.    

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