J: Jurassic Park (2022 A-Z)
“But the mosquito blood in amber, amphibian DNA …”
“You shouldn’t really believe everything you see in movies, young man. Who’s next?”
“Can’t believe someone wouldn’t actually try it,” someone quips.
I look around the hall packed with budding student paleontologists.
“I’ll take questions other than bringing dinosaurs back to life, anyone?”
“Basically Dr. Grant, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. That’s it?”
I nod, feverishly clasping the tiny velociraptor claw I wear as a locket. The Isla Sorna debacle was 27 years ago. No survivors. Neither animal nor man. The truth shall go with me to the grave.
It would be unfair and an incomplete recommendation list, if I do not include one of the best fictions out there. Jurassic Park, the pioneer of the series, and easily the best of it, kicked off a long and still running mega successful franchise – of books, movies, TV shows complete with merchandise and more. A master writer of thrill including the unimaginable and bringing them to life in such a vivid manner, Michael Crichton continues to be one of my absolute favourite authors. This book makes you wonder, what if all that really did or could happen?
7 thoughts on “J: Jurassic Park (2022 A-Z)”
I watched the film as a kid and fell in love with it. It took me several years to get around to reading the book and I was surprised at some of the more gruesome parts (Nedry’s death, etc.) but it was a thrilling read. It’s still one of my favourite sci-fi series. Scientists are looking into bringing back mammoths and other extinct creatures apparently. I hope they heed Critchton’s warnings!
More worthwhile to shiver on seeing Virus or Matrix as these are very likely in future.
Naaice. It is one of my favorite films but yet to read the book. After reading this post, I will definitely read the book now.
I want to say Jurassic Park is one of my favorite syfi movies of all time. I loved that they went with puppets, they looked so real to a kid sitting down with a bowl of popcorn… The books were also great, i loved that they had a chameleon based dino in the books, and then they worked one into the jurassic park 4… I know that there is real science behind what they did in the books/movies… Someone is working on bringing back the woolly mammoth. They want to use an elephant as a surrogate. I don’t know how close they are to getting permission to do that. i don’t know what the point would be, we don’t have a climate it could live comfortably in, never mind how can you keep this animal healthy when we know so little about what its needs actually are? But if you could bring a woolly mammoth back, it would open the door to dinos.
I have to confess that I saw the movie and then didn’t follow-up with the reading the book because I typically prefer to read then watch. I imagine that would be great reads though. Nice addition to your A to Z collection.
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I have only seen the movie but have not read the book though i have read some other really good ones by the author…. I am convinced it can happen… have read in the news that some scientists are trying to recreate the dinosaurs… so why not ? 🙂
Interesting 🙂 i love Michael crichton too. Read his timeline..
He is an amazing writer. I watched Jurassic park but never read..however childhood fav it is