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Dragon Teeth
Dragon Teeth
Author: Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel -- a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. — The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780062473363
ISBN-10: 0062473360
Publication Date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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jane1817 avatar reviewed Dragon Teeth on + 6 more book reviews
What a page turner! I wasn't sure what to expect since this sort of 'fictionalized biography' is not what I came to expect from years of off and on reading of Crichton's work. But within a few short chapters I was so intensely absorbed that I read to the end in just two sittings. Wonderfully written, with taut and believable settings and actions. An excellent blend of known personalities (Wyatt Earp among them) and cleverly concocted but entirely credible invented ones. Well done, Michael Crichton! You are missed. . .
papertiger avatar reviewed Dragon Teeth on + 42 more book reviews
Dragon Teeth was published after Crichton's death and is based on actual events of the late nineteenth century "Bone Wars" (see Wikipedia) in archaeology and paleontology in the US West.

It apparently was an early manuscript the author did not publish and, if so, it is understandable. The writing never stirs the interest or excitement that is common with his more popular books. If read as historical fiction it is a serviceable look at the birth of awareness of dinosaurs in North America. But there is no mystery, no tension, no crisis to resolve; just a plodding story of a young man's adventure in the Wild West. You will be informed, if not entertained by this book.