Jurassic Park Book Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the book, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

Jurassic Park is a name known by millions around the world and it’s mostly thanks to the blockbuster movie franchise based on this book. For those of us who have read the book we know that there are a lot of differences between the movie and the book, many of which are pretty integral to the story at large. If you’ve only seen the movie, I highly recommend reading the book too because it sheds a lot of light on the characters and the park on a whole.

Jurassic Park follows a couple different characters including a paleontologist named Alan Grant, a paleobotanist named Ellie Sattler, a chaos theorist and mathematician named Ian Malcon, John Hammond, owner of Jurassic Park and InGen Technologies, Alex and Tim Murphy, grandchildren to John Hammond and Donald Gennaro, a lawyer currently investigating the island after many mishaps and accidents. They were all taken to Isla Nublar to investigate the park and make sure it was ready for launch in a year. Things don’t go as planned though and due to a tropical storm and some corporate espionage, the park gets shut down and the dinosaurs get loose causing immense amounts of havoc, death and destruction.

Isla Nublar is a very different place than the version created for the movie. The island is heavily forested and it’s also got many more regions that the characters explore and it rests near a volcano.

The book also goes more in-depth with the science portion of the park and the creation of the dinosaurs. Of course, it’s impossible to truly clone a dinosaur, but I found it all pretty fascinating to think about nonetheless. There’s also a lot of other science related things mixed in as well, especially surrounding Ian Malcom’s Chaos Theory.

Jurassic Park is a pretty amazing book all around and after reading it, it quickly became a favorite of mine. It was enlightening how much different the book was from the movie and in the end I actually feel that the book is much better by comparison. If you’ve never read the book before but enjoy the series of movies, I highly recommend doing so. It’s a great book, full of suspense and surprising moments.

Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with a review for Jurassic Park: The Lost World soon. Happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers Out!

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton




Entertainment Value




Features of Interest

  • Great Story/Writing
  • Great Cast of Characters
  • Highly Entertaining
  • Hard to Put Down

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