REVIEW – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

“There is a problem with that island. It is an accident waiting to happen.”

Jurassic Park has been one of my favorite movies for as long as I can remember. I first saw it in theaters when I was six – I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I don’t know if it was my age, or if it was just a “thing” in the early 90s, but it seemed that dinosaur mania had taken over. Dinosaurs were EVERYWHERE. And as a kid, that was awesome.

I’ve seen Jurassic Park more times than I can count. I know the movie backwards and forwards. But for some reason, I had never read the book.

I am kind of glad I waited until I was older to read the book. It’s amazing – it’s much more in depth than the movie. Some parts are scarier. It’s gory. It’s tense.

I didn’t think the ending was as impactful as the movie, but it was still good.

I’m a Jurassic Park purist. I think the first movie is perfect on its own, and the sequels are pure entertainment (but unnecessary). However, I will definitely consider picking up The Lost World (and checking out more of Crichton’s books).

I know the T-Rex is always a fan favorite, but the raptors steal the show – both on screen and in the book.

“Believe me, all the problems we have so far, are nothing compared with what we’d have if the raptors ever got out of their holding pen.”

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