2023 book club

april book

Cover of Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

science fiction · thriller · dinosaurs | 400-500 pages

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.

Until something goes wrong...

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next club meeting date: April 28 @7pm

member reviews


Finished the book? » Yes
Rating? » 8/10
Book or movie? » Movie

What's fun about this book is the amount of nonsense in it. The science to explain the dinosaurs is crazy, the amount of graphs and charts within the text is so funny. People are fucking up left and right and it's absolutely insane, then a dinosaur eats somebody. And it all kinda works because it's supposed to be a big joke on the ego of "intellectuals". How better to illustrate that discovery at a break-neck pace is only used as an end-goal to commercial consumption by writing a book about opening up a genetically-engineered dinosaur theme park?? Buy an island, kill the locals, and let the children see the T-Rex!! The helicopter doesn't have proper seatbelts!!


Finished the book? » Yes
Rating? » 8/10
Book or movie? » Movie

I obviously loved this book. I found it a bit jarring when the deeply detailed, scientific descriptions pivoted directly to dinosaur attacks, but that’s science, baby. Great plot. Great action. Needed more Ellie Sattler.

Average rating » 8/10 (Universal acclaim from the group!)


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