I love this book! When I watched this movie for the first time as a child, I remember my toes curling in fear! It became my favorite movie very quickly. Well, the book is so much better!! I was reading one particularly intense scene when my phone vibrated next to me, and well, I almost jumped out of my skin! It was so intense that I couldn't put it down until I finished it! Polished this book off in about 2 days because it was that great!
"A tornado-paced tale...fast,furious, and suspenseful...a vastly entertaining science thriller...a sure-fire bestseller." - Kirkus Reviews
From the ever-inventive, ingenious mind of Michael Crichton comes the terrifying tale of a "theme" park that even Disney never dreamed of!
A shroud of secrecy covers a privately-owned island off the coast of the Dominican Republic where an American bioengineering firm is quietly building a resort theme park. Even the expert consultants on the project don't know exactly what it is. And local doctors are mystified when an injured park worker arrives at the hospital with gashes on his body, as if he's been mauled by an animal of monstrous proportions. A year later, when the first invited guests to "Jurassic Park" attend a 4-day preview, the amazement, the shock, and finally, the terror they experience there offer a horrifying solution to this disturbing puzzle.
Riveting scientific detail ad a driving, suspenseful narrative make this an unforgettable story - one of advanced technology versus prehistoric monsters . . . and of an extraordinary good idea gone extraordinary bad