Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

Written by Michael Crichton

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You’ve no doubt seen the film, but the book is so much darker it has to be read. This will scare you far more than any special effects because not only are Crichton’s descriptions of this genetically engineered park terrifying he looks much more in to the significance of tampering with cloning and the people who have no care except for their own selfish ideas and wishes. Humans can sometimes be more scary than dinosaurs!

Graham Marks, August 2010 Guest Editor: "John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos were two of the scariest books I’d ever read. When I came across them it was the first time I realised that while some books were great stories, there were others that were also ‘Big Idea’ books - what would nowadays be called High Concept, like Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. When I started writing, in the back of my mind there was always the thought that I always had to try and deliver more. There still is."


Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. Drawing on all his bestselling talent and scientific brilliance, Michael Crichton has, in Jurassic Park , written the most electrifying techno-thriller of our time.


The author of The Andromeda Strain again combined thorough scientific research with the thriller genre to comment on an issue that will soon affect everyone's life. Jurassic Park takes place on a remote jungle island over 24 hours, in which an unprecedented emergency threatens the world. The crisis is the result of genetic engineering and 'the headlong rush to commercialize this dangerous area of science which sees the potentially devastating recreation of the dinosaur. A highly imaginative thriller. Was the inspiration for the blockbuster film by Steven Spielberg. Kirkus UK

About the Author

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. Now one of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

Michael Crichton died in 2008.

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Michael Crichton
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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Publication date

3rd January 1998




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