Absolutely brilliant. Loved the first one, loved this one. I thought it was very wonderfully written. It was a bit odd about Ian Malcolm, but I like him. Definitely worth reading
Wasn't as good as the first book or the movie.
Oddly, the only one of the main characters from Jurassic Park also found in this sequel, The Lost World, is Ian Malcolm, the expert on chaos theory who was killed off at the end of the first novel. We are supposed to believe that he is now interested extinction theory, and this has led him to become an expert on dinosaurs since his nightmare encounters with them in the first book. He explains his curious decision to go back to another Costa Rican island housing the same kind of dinosaurs as an effort to observe their behavior and develop a behavioural theory of extinction. This behavioural theory that Malcolm, and perhaps his creator Michael Crichton believe in, seems vague and implausible. Since there is already a perfectly good theory to explain the extinction of dinosaurs, and other mass extinctions, i.e. meteors or comets crashing into the earth, why does Mr. Crichton struggle to find another explanation that seems much less satisfactory?
Not as good as JP, but still fun. A nice allusion to Doyle and the fairly common 'lost world' early scifi novels (Journey to the center of the earth, lost manuscript, etc..)-even if this case it actually isn't. (A lost dream perhaps?)
Jerk totally ripped this title off from Arthur Conan Doyle.
Very good, but not as good as the first...there are not as many charecters so not as many deaths so you know who is going to survive and who is not...
I think this is the first book by Crichton that I haven't really liked. I thought the pace was quite slow and it took a while for it to pick up. His ability to mix science with the thrill of the plot is still there but somehow it failed to grab me in this book as much as it has in others
Something has survived...! Michael Crichton's books are always full of suspense and they take place within a week or so. I really think I had better reread this cause it's been so long since I read it that all I can remember is that it isn't really like the movie.
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