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Jurassic Park

Author

Michael Crichton

Genre

Techno-thriller

Published

1990

Series

Jurassic Park

Followed by

The Lost World

Own and read twice.

First read (December 2007)Edit

FormatEdit

Same as second read, I believe.

JournalEdit

First read it in December 2007, finishing on the 29th. I got it for Christmas that year, from Santa Claus. I remember liking it, but I can't remember how much or anything.

RatingEdit

4/5 I expect.

Second read (August 2011)Edit

11 08 17 Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park - Aug 17th '11

FormatEdit

2006 paperback Arrow edition, from my bookshelf (originally got it new). 403 pages, 40 lines per page, 38 blank pages. 9.6 words per line[1] implying 140160 words in total, and 57 characters per line[2] implying 836215 characters in total. 434 'standard' pages (350 5.5-character words).

JournalEdit

I started reading it again on the 10th of August 2011. I'd recently read someone saying how they reread it frequently and love it and I wondered at that because I hadn't particularly foreseen myself reading it again, more than once and anytime soon anyway. So after finishing Contact I had no particular plans and decided to reread it.

I was disappointed, actually, there was a lot I disliked about it. The dinosaurs had a whole bunch of absurd characteristics - nasty "reptilian" stinks, glowing eyes, better-than-chimpanzee intelligence, to name a few - and Malcolm irritated me. I don't think I'm going to like Crichton's books by and large, but we'll see.

RatingEdit

0

Reading RecordEdit

Previous book: Carl Sagan, Contact

Next book: Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!

Ratings, awards, mentions and recommendationsEdit

Links and referencesEdit

  1. 384 words on page 84 according to Notepad++.
  2. 2291 characters on page 84 according to Notepad++.

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