Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Summary

Discover the gripping science fiction cult classic that inspired a global film franchise.

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'Crichton's most compulsive novel' Sunday Telegraph

'Breathtaking adventure. . . a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget' Time Out

'Crichton's dinosaurs are genuinely frightening' Chicago Sun-Times

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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. . .

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

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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 remains one of the most popular writers in the world, best known as the author of the global phenomenon Jurassic Park. He sold more than 250 million copies of his books worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages and adapted into fifteen films. He wrote a number of global bestsellers, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Airframe, and The Great Train Robbery. His influence and creativity extended far beyond books –he was the creator of the landmark television series ER, which ran for fifteen seasons, won twenty-three Primetime Emmy Awards, and received 124 Emmy nominations. He cowrote the screenplays of Jurassic Park and Twister and wrote and directed the film Westworld, which served as the basis for the HBO series. Crichton is the only writer in history to have a number one book, film, and television series at the same time, and he did it twice.
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