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The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World (1995)

by Michael Crichton

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Series: Jurassic Park (2)

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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 |
Crichton has done an excellent job with his sequel to Jurassic Park. The Lost World will keep you glued to your favorite reading chair for hours as you immerse yourself in a pre-historic world. ( )
  davidtaylorjr | Aug 12, 2015 |
An interesting, theory heavy version of Jurassic Park. Not a whole lot of action occurs until about 2/3 through the book, but that's okay, because Ian and Lavine's constant theorizing and extrapolating on the themes of extinction and evolutionary behavior is highly interesting and delivered in a very character-centric and entertaining way! The last third of this book is a constant, non-stop excitement machine that introduces clever dinosaur after bastard dinosaur after clever dinosaur after nasty death after terrifying dinosaur. Some of the revelations that Ian and Lavine go through are a little ham-fisted and I have hard time believing some of the logic the characters use to get out of bad situations some times (that cable under the computer???) but for the most part I can look past it. Over all, The Lost World is a different paced adventure than Jurassic Park was, but I'd say given the characters it's definitely an understandable direction to go for this book. I really enjoyed reading it; it was a lot of fun! ( )
  Braden_Timss | Jul 17, 2015 |
This is not much like the film Lost World and has the feeling of a pot boiler, written quickly to cash in on the success of the movie. One good thing is that it does not have the incredibly irritating and strangely dark daughter of Jeff Goldblum, although it does include two children who are - remarkably - helpful and unbrattish.

There is a map that serves only to confuse and some ruthless baddies working for Big Pharmaceuticals, a trailer which gets pushed about by a vengeful T-Rex, and lots and lots of dinosaurs. On an island - no side trips to Los Angeles or monsters roaming the suburbs. But the villain does get fed to the baby dinos, to the relief of all. ( )
  adpaton | Jul 10, 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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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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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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People 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 rumors that something has survived.… (more)

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