Thursday, 27 December 2012

Jurassic Park! (Michael Crichton)

I am quite sure that most of you would be familiar with this name. I am too late to write a review for this masterpiece. Obviously, I saw the movie, which achieved critical acclaim similar to the book, but a long time before. The funny/crazy thing is (some might laugh), until recently I didn't know there was a novel.
But I am happy to have read this book 'now' since this book has lots of references to science. This book could be lot more appreciated if the reader is more mature.

This thriller, written by Michael Crichton, as you know, deals with the dinosaurs of different species, cloned from the fossils buried in the earth millions of years ago, kept in Jurassic park situated on an island called Isla Nublar off the coast of Costa Rica and how things went awry when a group of people including two kids, come for an inspection cum tour of the park.

Jurassic Park!

The storyline is new and un-explored (atleast for me) and gripping after 80 pages. I liked the way Crichton changed from one scene to another scene in bits. The terror, horror and the trepidation created by the dinosaurs (the velociraptors especially, oh my). I was fascinated by the little, intricate details of the size, movements etc of each and every dinosaur. The tryannosaur comes for most part of the book. But the velociraptors' part, though small, was more terrifying. The 'Kill' made by the animals is described explicitly from the Following the prey, the Sniffing, the sudden without warning Charge with the animals' claws stretched outward, the Tearing of the limbs and intestines of the victim. Believe me, the author has done it more awesome. Though it is fiction, when you read the book, you'd kinda want to see these animals, the dangers apart of course. But I thought the author could have added a map of the park. At some places, the directions were a bit confusing. The character Ian Malcom irritates me with his long monologues about chaos theory. I was like 'Why the hell can't he shut up'. Though his predictions came to be true.
'Imagination is the most powerful graphics chip' - Sheldon Cooper.
And this book proves to be so. I am going to watch the movie version again after a long time. But it is without doubt I say, the movie can't be compared to anything I have imagined. If anything, maybe it could come close but not overtake it. According to me, books are more entertaining and awesome than the movies.

(This is the last post of 2012. 22 posts in six months. Wow! I cant believe myself. Kinda proud! :P. Thank you fellow bloggers for your appreciation and comments :). Hope to increase the blog traffic at least next year :P. I wish you a happy and prosperous 2013! :) )

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