Jurassic Park The Lost World

Jurassic Park The Lost World Book Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Jurassic Park The Lost World by Michael Crichton.

Jurassic Park The Lost World is the sequel to the widely popular book Jurassic Park. It’s also the final book in the franchise.

The book follows a few different characters including Richard Levine, Ian Malcom, Jack “Doc” Thorne, Eddie Car, R. B. “Arby” Benton, Dr. Sarah Harding and Kelly Curtis.

I will admit that the book is pretty slow in comparison to the first Jurassic Park. It doesn’t really get going until you’re at around 65% through the book. The vast majority of the book follows the characters as they investigate the island and study the dinosaurs. It isn’t until they make a very foolhardy mistake that things hit the fan and the book lets loose with the suspense.

The book takes place on a different island called Isla Sorna, which is a heavily forested island near a volcano, much like Isla Nuiblar in the first book. The only difference here is that this is InGen’s site B, their true manufacturing plant for the dinosaurs.

The book also reveals a bit more backstory on the dinosaurs that wound up being sent to Jurassic Park. I won’t reveal what though due to wanting to avoid spoiling the book.

The Lost World also goes pretty in-depth with a lot of different science as well. Ian Malcom is a bit more subdued in his observations this time around and a bit less cynical. Mostly because he’s had previous experiences with the dinosaurs so he knew what to expect.

The new characters that were introduced in this book were pretty interesting as well. I liked Jack Thorne the most, out of the new characters. I agreed with many of his scientific assessments, especially at the end when he was saying that theories are just fantasies, I agree. He was also a pretty interesting character as well and he helped a great deal in many different situations.

Sarah Harding was a complete badass through the vast majority of her time on the island too. She saved everybody’s asses so many times.

Overall, Jurassic Park: The Lost World may not have been as suspenseful as the first book but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. I will admit that if you go into this book expecting a thrill ride throughout, you’ll wind up being a bit disappointed by the slow pace of the book. Still, it’s entertaining nonetheless and I recommend giving it a shot.

Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next book review soon. Happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers Out!

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Jurassic Park: The Lost World by Michael Crichton






Features of Interest

  • Great Cast of Characters
  • Great Writing
  • Suspenseful Near The End
  • New Dinosaurs

Worth Mentioning

  • Very Slow Pace
  • May Get A Bit Boring For Some
  • Doesn't Really Get Going Until You're 65% Through It

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