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The Lost World by Michael Crichton
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The Lost World (1995)

by Michael Crichton

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Series: Jurassic Park (2)

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Arrogance and greed land a group of people on another dinosaur-infested island. It's good! ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
A really good follow up to Jurassic Park. Obviously not as good as the first book, but a solid follow up to it. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
The Lost World begins six years after the original story. Rumors of the dinosaur experiment persist, and as The Lost World begins, those rumors have piqued the interest of Richard Levine, an arrogant paleontologist from Berkeley. Convinced there was a second dinosaur hatchery, called Site B, located on nearby Costa Rican Isla Sorna, Levine sets out to find it. He does but quickly becomes trapped there, alone. Well, except for the dinosaurs.

Leading the rescue party to Isla Sorna is Ian Malcolm the only character in this book from the previous novel. Joining Malcolm are an engineer, mechanic, field biologist, and a couple of adolescent stowaways. There is also a trio of biotechnology bad guys who follow Malcolm and friends to Costa Rica intending to steal dinosaur eggs and patent their genetic code.

While Crichton handles the recap smoothly, reminding us of the genetic research that allowed dinosaurs to be reintroduced on the island, he’s clearly off his stride here, right from the start. Without any need to build scientific plausibility into the plot, which he successfully did in Jurassic Park, Crichton seems uninterested in the science of his own story. Nevertheless I still enjoyed it. For clarity, terror, and sheer grisliness, the action surpasses anything in the original book. The Lost World is filled with the things we loved about the first novel, the action, the detail, the suspense, and it still grabs the reader from the opening and keeps them interested until the end. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
Very similar to Jurassic Park in its set up. Obviously there's dinosaurs, but also strangely the formula of a bunch a men on an island along with one female scientist and two children, who experience one dino mishap after another.

Despite the fact that this is basically a rehash of the first book, it is still a thrilling adventure that I could not get enough of. Full of suspense and just enough science to make a good science fiction novel, this is quite the page turner. ( )
  CareBear36 | Oct 6, 2015 |
An alright book with dinosaurs and children in peril.

What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? here's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is now awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.
  taurus27 | Oct 3, 2015 |
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"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world." Albert Einstein
"Deep in the chaotic regime, slight changes in structure almost always cause vast changes in behavior. Complex controllable bahavior seems precluded." Stuart Kauffman
"Sequelae are inherently unpredictable." Ian Malcolm
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To Carolyn Conger
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The Santa Fe Institute was housed in a series of buildings on Canyon Road which had formerly been a convent, and the Institute's seminars were held in a room which had served as a chapel.
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It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.

There are rumours that something survived.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 034540288X, Mass Market Paperback)

Written in the wake of Jurassic Park's phenomenal box-office success, The Lost World seems as much a guidebook for Hollywood types hard at work on the franchise's followup as it is a legitimate sci-fi thriller. Which begs the inevitable questions: Is the plot a rehash of the first book? Sure it is, with the action unfolding on yet another secluded island, the mysterious "Site B." Is the cast of characters basically the same? Absolutely, from a freshly minted pair of cute, compu-savvy kids right down to the neatly exhumed chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (who was presumed dead at the close of JP). But is it fun to read? You betcha. Hollywood (and Michael Crichton) keeps telling us the same old stories for a very good reason: we like them. And the pulp SF formula Crichton has mastered with Jurassic Park and The Lost World is no exception. --Paul Hughes

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