Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

The multimillion copy bestselling thriller


'Crichton's most compulsive novel' Sunday Telegraph
'Crichton's dinosaurs are genuinely frightening' Chicago Sun-Times
'Breathtaking adventure. . . a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget' Time Out

On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park.

Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true. Creatures that have been extinct for millions of years roam Jurassic Park, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

But when a catastrophe destroys the park's defence system, what was once a scientific dream becomes a living nightmare. . .

Now scientists and tourists alike are left fighting for their lives.

More praise for Jurassic Park

'Full of suspense' New York Times
'Wonderful. . . powerful' Washington Post
'Frighteningly real. . . compelling. . . it'll keep you riveted' The Detroit News

About the author

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Next, and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than two hundred million copies worldwide, have been translated into forty languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, Runaway, Looker, and Coma, and created the hit television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have had a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
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