Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 1990-11-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,272 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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. . . .
In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.

Praise for Jurassic Park
“Wonderful . . . powerful.”The Washington Post Book World

“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News
“Full of suspense.”The New York Times Book Review


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  • It’s basically A rated R Jurassic Park

    By drew20079864283227
    That doesn’t mean that it’s bad it’s actually pretty good with the movie it’s basically with that Spielberg magic to it so they’re both equal spoilers if you haven’t read the book yet The cliff hinder is strange well that’s what I basically have to say anyways I recommend it
  • Spared no expense!

    By RDM94
    Favorite book of all time it had me at the edge of my seat. 2nd time reading it, I’m ready for a third!
  • Absolutely loved the book!!!!

    By Joseph Schmidt
    I'm a huge fan of the Jurassic Park movies and finally got the chance to see where Spielberg got his inspiration from....needless to say from the first page to the last I had no idea what adventure I would experience, the story is a rollercoaster of emotions where you don't know who will live who will die what's going to happen next? The story that is written in these pages is the story I would have loved or would love to see brought word for word to the big screen which some aspects of Jurassic World are definitely displayed here but overall this is a must read for any sci-fi fan or someone looking for a quick read, amazing work!!!
  • A scary read

    By *Shazam666*
    The series of the Jurassic Park books are way more involved then the movies, of course. The books are a very scary read, and you are more afraid of the Dinosaurs in the books then in the movies. I thoroughly loved the movies, including Jurassic World, and the Lego game, but the books were much more enjoyable.
  • Wow!!!

    By rees1291
    I absolutely loved this book!! As a kid I have always loved the movies and decided it was time to read the books. Very impressed.
  • Jurassic park

    By Nicky dickey
    I couldn't stop reading this book it is a 5 star book for any person that likes dinosaurs and books
  • Amazing

    By Jamarcus Windypants
    Great, but how does a Dino shoot poison 50+ feet and blind someone? Also, Muldoon doesn't say anything but "bloody hell".
  • Loved this book!

    By mjm11983
    So much better than the movie. A must read.
  • Movie was better

    By Yo Jim Raps
    I've never said this before about a book that was adapted into a movie, but Jurassic Park the movie is better than this book. It's far more exciting.