THE LOST WORLD

THE LOST WORLD

A NOVEL

Paperback - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.
 
“Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
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, and the island indefinitely closed to the public.
 
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
 
“Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People
 
“A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Action-packed.”—New York Daily News
 
“An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times

Baker & Taylor
Six years after the secret disaster at Jurassic Park and the destruction of the dinosaurs, the dismantling of the park, and the closing of the island, rumors persist that some form of life has survived.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2012, c1995
Edition: 2012 Ballantine Books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345538994
0345538994
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: xiv, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: The Lost World

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robert_124
Mar 29, 2018

on of crichtons best novels rip my man

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avocadotree
Feb 08, 2018

The legend lives on. So awesomesaurus

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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.

LoganLib_Aavishka 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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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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