HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest
Loading...

The Great Dinosaur Robbery (1970)

by David Forrest

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
383298,882 (3.21)1
  1. 00
    Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf (jonathankws)
    jonathankws: Two novels of adult content which were "translated" into kids films... "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing"
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

English (2)  Spanish (1)  All (3)
Showing 2 of 2
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1417328.html#cutid3

The original book on which the Disney film was based is set in New York, not London, in the contemporary early 1970s, so the Chinese are Maoists rather than followers of a warlord. Also the dinosaur gets dismantled by the nannies overnight rather than driven off on the back of the truck; and, most crucially setting the tone for the book, in the opening scene the Earl of Hastings is killed by his own cyanide capsule when his ex-nanny belts him across the face, rather than being held captive for most of the story like Lord Southmere in the film. The book concentrates much more on the work of the police investigators of the dinosaur theft, a special team of stereotypes brought together to fight international organised crime. One of the nannies is shagging her employer, while another is allergic to men; this is supposed to be funny, as are the freqent citations of Mao by the Chinese and their eventual fate (sent to Taiwan, where they will probably be executed). One or two jokes from the book made it into the film, but really this is for grownups who aren't looking for anything very worthwhile. ( )
1 vote nwhyte | Apr 5, 2010 |
Hilarisch! ( )
  HenrietteG | Jun 16, 2009 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
2 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.21)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3
3.5
4 3
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,144,901 books! | Top bar: Always visible