The Lost World

The Lost World

A Novel

Book - 1995
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"HARROWING THRILLS . . . FAST-PACED AND ENGAGING."
--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. . . .
"ACTION-PACKED."
--New York Daily News
"FAST AND GRIPPING."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A VERY SCARY READ."
--Entertainment Weekly
"AN EDGE-OF-THE-SEAT TALE."
--St. Petersburg Times


From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679419464
0679419462
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: xi, 393 pages :,illustrations ;,25

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flygt
Sep 25, 2017

It was okay, not great. I definitely enjoyed the first one more. The inclusion of precocious children for instance felt very hackneyed.

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aavishkakumar
Aug 24, 2015

Absolutely brilliant. Loved the first one, loved this one. I thought it was very wonderfully written. It was a bit odd about Ian Malcolm, but I like him. Definitely worth reading

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Desert_Wolf
Jul 28, 2015

Wasn't as good as the first book or the movie.

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baldand
Jun 18, 2015

Oddly, the only one of the main characters from Jurassic Park also found in this sequel, The Lost World, is Ian Malcolm, the expert on chaos theory who was killed off at the end of the first novel. We are supposed to believe that he is now interested extinction theory, and this has led him to become an expert on dinosaurs since his nightmare encounters with them in the first book. He explains his curious decision to go back to another Costa Rican island housing the same kind of dinosaurs as an effort to observe their behavior and develop a behavioural theory of extinction. This behavioural theory that Malcolm, and perhaps his creator Michael Crichton believe in, seems vague and implausible. Since there is already a perfectly good theory to explain the extinction of dinosaurs, and other mass extinctions, i.e. meteors or comets crashing into the earth, why does Mr. Crichton struggle to find another explanation that seems much less satisfactory?

Kereesa Jun 17, 2015

Not as good as JP, but still fun. A nice allusion to Doyle and the fairly common 'lost world' early scifi novels (Journey to the center of the earth, lost manuscript, etc..)-even if this case it actually isn't. (A lost dream perhaps?)

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lukasevansherman
Apr 26, 2015

Jerk totally ripped this title off from Arthur Conan Doyle.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 23, 2014

Very good, but not as good as the first...there are not as many charecters so not as many deaths so you know who is going to survive and who is not...

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rahmmie
Mar 29, 2013

I think this is the first book by Crichton that I haven't really liked. I thought the pace was quite slow and it took a while for it to pick up. His ability to mix science with the thrill of the plot is still there but somehow it failed to grab me in this book as much as it has in others

Veepea Jan 25, 2012

Something has survived...! Michael Crichton's books are always full of suspense and they take place within a week or so. I really think I had better reread this cause it's been so long since I read it that all I can remember is that it isn't really like the movie.

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