Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 49p on Kindle @ Amazon
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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 49p on Kindle @ Amazon

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Found 4th Oct
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.

Until something goes wrong. . . .

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Worth 49p, good spot

Always fancied reading this, now is the perfect opportunity - thanks!

Great book - heat!

Got this in paperback, but at 49p I think I can double up.

One of my favourite books. Bargain!

Thanks op

Please don't attack me but... is it better then the film?

lpoolm21 m ago

Please don't attack me but... is it better then the film?


Yes, without giving spoilers (and iirc lol) it has a larger scope then the first film, there is stuff in this that they couldn't have done CG wise at the time.

It's a good book. It's strange to think it was written at the end of the 1980s.

I like the mention of the multiple Cray X-MP supercomputers at the park which by today's standards have a fraction of the performance of one budget mobile phone lol

Would this be suitable / interesting for a 12 year old?

dan510 m ago

Would this be suitable / interesting for a 12 year old?

I read it when I was 12. Couple of swears and a gruesome death but great read.

Definitely interesting and an excellent book. I can't remember it being particularly adult in nature, but a bit of dinosaur gore. Michael Crichton also used to write ER I think, and lots of his books are excellent.
Edited by: "obwan2014" 5th Oct

dan518 m ago

Would this be suitable / interesting for a 12 year old?


I read this when I was about 12, and I don't recall it being inappropriate for me.
It's a great book from an excellent and very inquisitive / intelligent author (although he had also had some odd views).

Gonna get one, "back of the net!"

Awesome spot, I couldn’t get it on kindle a while back so get it definitely

this and the sequal book the Lost World, are good reads, the lost world is much better then the film version, although both go into the science more then the films.

vulcanproject9 h, 20 m ago

It's a good book. It's strange to think it was written at the end of the …It's a good book. It's strange to think it was written at the end of the 1980s. I like the mention of the multiple Cray X-MP supercomputers at the park which by today's standards have a fraction of the performance of one budget mobile phone lol


in the film theyre UNIX computers - and the kids knows all about UNIX and manages to hack the gates in seconds! Thats movies for you.

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Love this book have read it a dozen times. Very different from the film, especially some of the characters. The whole industrial espionage sub-plot (Dennis Nedry stealing the embryos) is a lot more fleshed out for example - Lewis Dodgson (See nobody cares) isn't some incognito nobody in it for 30 seconds like the film. You will recognise how they adapted parts of the book into the first and third films (and the lost world to an extent). Best 49p you will ever spend.

dan51 h, 38 m ago

Would this be suitable / interesting for a 12 year old?


About on par with the film. It's one of the best page-turners you could buy for just about anybody.

GOOD LORD its finally avaialble on Kindle. I had to buy the paper back last year when I wanted to read it. great price - enjoyed the book.

vulcanproject9 h, 46 m ago

It's a good book. It's strange to think it was written at the end of the …It's a good book. It's strange to think it was written at the end of the 1980s. I like the mention of the multiple Cray X-MP supercomputers at the park which by today's standards have a fraction of the performance of one budget mobile phone lol



Haha true - absolute peak performance of the Cray X-MP mentioned in the book is 400 MFLOPS.
A decent Exynos chip these days is putting out 200 - 400 GFLOPS (ie 1000x faster).

I know the technology isn't directly comparable due to architecture (probably) but its still mental.

Recommend new generation teens to read this before watching the movie!

obwan20141 h, 39 m ago

Definitely interesting and an excellent book. I can't remember it being …Definitely interesting and an excellent book. I can't remember it being particularly adult in nature, but a bit of dinosaur gore. Michael Crichton also used to write ER I think, and lots of his books are excellent.

He created ER, along with the original Westworld, amongst other written, tv and film works.

Agree with everyone else, great book. Read this before the film was even announced and glad I did.

Only last week I was suggesting my 14 year old daughter should read this, I just hadn't got the will power up to hunt for my copy yet, so this solves the problem!

Thank you.

Great book - alot darker than the film.

jont99918 m ago

Great book - alot darker than the film.


Have you tried turning up the brightness on your Kindle?

Rickardo2 h, 16 m ago

He created ER, along with the original Westworld, amongst other written, …He created ER, along with the original Westworld, amongst other written, tv and film works.


Disclosure was a great book, as was Eaters of the Dead, which was made into the 13th warrior, an underrated film imo. Tbh I liked all his books even the one that was a thinly veiled climate change denial novel

ripkord14 m ago

Disclosure was a great book, as was Eaters of the Dead, which was made …Disclosure was a great book, as was Eaters of the Dead, which was made into the 13th warrior, an underrated film imo. Tbh I liked all his books even the one that was a thinly veiled climate change denial novel


I agree, most of his books are great. Although I always though the endings were a little weak compared to the heights of the stories.

Disclosure was one of those books I started and couldn't put down until it was done. Which was though the night ending at about 7am in the morning and I was supposed to skiing that day....

I read this as a lad and loved it so much I ended up going for lots of other books by the same author.

Really enjoyed it

eayragt15 h, 27 m ago

Got this in paperback, but at 49p I think I can double up.



Ditto.

Maevoric13 h, 43 m ago

Yes, without giving spoilers (and iirc lol) it has a larger scope then the …Yes, without giving spoilers (and iirc lol) it has a larger scope then the first film, there is stuff in this that they couldn't have done CG wise at the time.



I always wondered why the compy's were missing from the film completely. Was that because of technical limitations?

Definitely worth 49p. I've never read the book but have seen the film many times. It's about time I read the book I think.

ripkord3 h, 57 m ago

Have you tried turning up the brightness on your Kindle?


Genuinely one of the best comments I've read on these threads!

Does this mean Billy and the Cloneasaurus will be available soon too?

Love this book although the prologue is a bit boring , it's defiantly better than the film and a lot darker , the film would of probably been an 18 if they had included everything

Loved this book

awesome book, re-read it quite a few times and picking it up for kindle was a no brainer. Can give my tatty paperback copy that i've had since I was a kid a rest

Brilliant book - but if you are a Crichton fan (and even if you're not) - get "Sphere" - still the best book i've ever read.
Was made into a film with Sharon Stone which wasn't great but the book is incredible.

Cheers, I rarely spend more than £1 on an eBook and haven't read this so heat from me.

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