The Lost World

☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Lost World By Michael Crichton ✎ – 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 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 the island indefinitely closed to the publicThere are rumors The Lost Epub / that something has survived.The Lost World

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Lost World
  • Michael Crichton
  • English
  • 04 September 2016
  • 9780752224411

10 thoughts on “The Lost World

  1. says:

    I find a lot of people discuss the resurrection of Ian Malcolm in their reviews and I'd like to throw in my two cents It's true Malcolm is mentioned as dead at the end of Jurassic Park To be exact Muldoon is telling Grant what's happened to everyone else as they're flying away in the helicopter What about Malcolm? Grant said Muldoon shook his headThe epilogue mentions the Costa Rican government not permitting the burial of John Hammond or Ian Malcolm amongst a list of other ways they dragged their feet and covered things up But that's itMy point is this it's not as if Crichton tricked us by delivering a long death scene where Ian Malcolm said his last goodbyes and made some final point about evolution and chaos theory then got lazy and just reintroduced Malcolm into the next book Malcolm's death in JP was not seen and only vaguely mentioned unlike every other major character who died in the book Also the explanation given in The Lost World as to why the others thought he was dead was completely plausible he was simply so close to death that he was left for deadI'll get off of my soapbox now For me The Lost World was a satisfying and exciting read I think I read it in about a day and a half the first time and I've re read it a few times since

  2. says:

    The story goes that Steven Spielberg flush with the success of the first Jurassic Park movie itself an adaptation of a Michael Chrichton novel decided to try and repeat his success by commissioning the author to write a seuel to his original novel which the first movie was based on which they could then adapt into a movieWhether or not that's true I cannot say but I will say that do not base your initial judgement of this book or the prospect of reading it on the lacklustre utter turkey that the film turned out to beIn many respects the novel is everything the film should have been and wasn't Not only did Spielberg fiddle with a lot of the key elements of the story but completely remove some of the best parts of the whole storyI won't go into details as it'll only include spoilers but I've lost track of how many times I've read this book other than it being somewhere in the region of twenty or times It's THAT goodIf you're a fan of Michael Chricton dinosaurs or just rip roaring adrenaline fuelled rides you should give this book the read it clearly deservesForget the movie altogether witness what should have been

  3. says:

    WOW this was disappointingI remembered going into this book that I had enjoyed the film version of the original Jurrasic Park far than the book a rather unusual situation for me I had a slight feeling of apprehension but I ignored it Even if I hadn't though it wouldn't have prepared me for the frustration and disappointment of this storyLet me get this point out right from the start The plot resolves itself WAY too uickly as though something that is suddenly obvious easy to think of and even easier to find was completely hidden from consciousness since the characters' first opportunity to think of it from about a fifth of the way into the bookAdditionally the characters pose some very interesting uestions during their experiences that would be fodder for uite interesting discussions or even intriguing scientific theorydiscovery in the book For instance why are there so many predators on the island? Why do they see so few carcasses? What went wrong on the island? Why does the raptor nest look the way it does? That last was the only one I thought was halfway decently answered; all the rest seemed like cop outs Hell the way the characters started to get out of their last little fix was complete BS that came from a bogus thought process from one of the kidsOne random compliment that unfortunately has nothing to do with the author's writing ability He took the Carnotaurus that I'm familiar with from the simulator ride Dinosaur at Disney's Animal Kingdom and gave it a rather uniue twist the ability to change colors with astonishing detail I'll have to admit after being scared by that dino on the ride many years ago the thought of it being a chameleon made me sympathize with the terror felt by the characters But really only for one scene Then it was right back to the frustrationMy biggest complaint was the author's blatant activation of dramatic suspense A character's thoughts would be either articulated through dialogue or explained through narration right up to the next to the last word and then something would distract the person from completing the thought and the author would move on That in my book is cheating If the character thinks about something but can't figure it out of if he's unsure why something just came to mind fine That's character development in a way Levine's thoughts on daylight in the final scene fall into this category I actually accepted that he couldn't remember what the big deal was Granted when he finally did figure it out and he went back into his holier than thou attitude even saying Well isn't it obvious? I wasn't sure if I wanted to smack Crichton or Levine A couple of conversations between characters usually involving Levine now that I think of it were so full of these interruptions that I almost threw down the book I was being played with and I didn't appreciate it It was something like thisSo I got this completely figured out The only way we can avoid getting eaten in the next twenty seconds is if we Oh look A leaf just fell in the breezeorI wonder why these dinos are acting like this It might have something to do with the environment they're in Okay if we factor in what they had for breakfast last year and consider the death rate among dinos living 65 million years ago Oh this makes sense They're all dying becauseACK An attacking dinoand thenLevine reaches the place he's been trying to reach for the last sixty pages There's a dino in his way He looks around for a tool to use to beat the beast to smithereens getting and anxiously panicked trying desperately to think of anything when suddenly he seesAnd the dino roared and started chargingWhether the reader is supposed to feel exhilaration from the suspense offense from being insulted or just frustration with the irrational and incomplete descriptions I won't pretend to know Personally though a combination of the latter two was able to fester and boil and brood uite effectively throughout the course of the novel I was completely put off by the writing style and the predictability of his archetypes I could easily make a matching uiz to list the names of characters from this book and its predecessor and there's a direct correlation for each one with the same role being filled by each and the same outcome happening to each Oh and Malcomb gets hurt Again What the heck is this guy's role really? Token chaos theory expert to make the reader believe that when everything goes to hell it's supposed to? BubcusI hereby swear to never again read another Michael Crichton novel Yep it was that disappointing

  4. says:

    The Lost World is not a very good book The story is a slog to start and the characters are very weak So weak that if any of them had actually been eaten by the constantly hungry dinosaurs I would've been like shrug As the story progressed and I waited impatiently to find out would they actually solve the mystery of the missing Dr Levine and go to the island of dinosaurs as if there was a chance of that not happening I was introduced to a series of these weak characters and it then became a struggle to decide who I wanted to be eaten firstInitially I really wanted one or both of the two genius kids to get chomped Their place in the book was so formulaic so PC and so contrived that it marred the over all story They were there simply to add some emotion to a flat read It didn't work since you just knew neither of them would dieSide note Every author should kill a mainwell liked character every 5 or 6 books just to keep the possibility out thereThe next on my list of those characters who I wished would just get torn to shreds was Richard Levine who was a know it all bore It would've been good for him to have been killed very early in the bookmaybe chapter 4? just as long as he didn't linger in his demise Whenever Levine opened his mouth he would go on and on until I found myself skimming Third on my hit list was Sarah HardingI mean Dr Sarah HardingEveryone has PhDs and multiple PhDs and everyone is all so brilliant that it's tiresome Though I would have liked to see Sarah become Dino kibble it wasn't going to happen She was a female Tarzan and it was a wonder she didn't kill a T Rex with a spear Uhg I get tired of the PC world Though to be fair the dinosaurs weren't at all scary In one scene Dr Levine is stalking a T rex on a bicycle completely unafraid which had me wondering why did they come to rescue him?Ironically the only person that I really wanted to live was a character who had died in the first book For some reason the author resurrects Ian Malcolm If you remember Malcolm hated dinosaurs yet for some reason he tags along on expedition to a dinosaur infested island to find Levine a man he really doesn't like It's completely out of character for him and makes no sense In fact in the first few chapters he's completely against the idea and then pop He changes his mind with no real reason givenSo all the characters suck and this is because they aren't in depth people with strong desires and motivations instead they are talking props They all seemed to sit about either spewing sciencey knowledge or receiving sciencey knowledge; this they take turns at doing And everyone is a genius or so we are told Judging by their actions however they are a bunch of morons who deserve to be eatenSo much for the characters how about the story itself?Dinosaurs are scary Run everyone Bad guys die Good guys live It was a cheap imitation of a good book Jurassic Park I wouldn't bother with this seuel

  5. says:

    This might turn out to be one of my favorite books of all time I feel like there was so much to love I don’t care if he was just cashing in on the success of the Jurassic Park movie I’m not even mad that Malcolm’s death was retconned What I’m mad about is that Hollywood took a beautiful book and hacked it into pieces and tried to dazzle us with animatronic dinosaurs Okay so I like animatronic dinosaurs too but still there was no needThe plot is this Dr Levine suspects something happened that involved Dr Ian Malcolm in Costa Rica six years ago Of course Malcolm denies it because NDAs and all that But he says “Get me physical proof of a dinosaur Lost World and I’ll help you on your Costa Rican dinosaur expedition” So Levine snoops and snoops and eventually gets Malcolm the evidence he reuired Dinosaur chaos ensues Meanwhile those bad guys over at Biosyn still want all the Dino tech for themselves so they are in the distant background doing bad stuffThe science I found all Malcolm’s musings on Chaos theory and order absolutely fascinating Crichton makes it very accessible to the reader in a way that is thought provoking but also not difficult to understand I’m glad he was resurrected because truth be told he’s a much interesting character than Dr GrantSarah Harding She’s basically Wonder Woman I want to be Sarah Harding when I grow up She is an example of a female heroine done right I’m sad she was written by a man but Crichton did her justice She’s strong She’s brave She knows what she wants and she goes and gets it She is not a damsel in distress and at NO point in this novel does she reuire rescuing from the men In fact they uite freuently needed rescuing from her And that scene with Dodgson? Absolutely priceless Her relationship with Kelly was perfect and I adored her for it Kelly becomes a little Sarah Harding in her own rightWere there as many dinosaurs in this as in Jurassic Park? No Did I mind? No The characters and the story of their survival took front and center here and it was fantastic I sort of think of it like I think of Spielberg’s productiondirection strategy Less is A ripple in a puddle A thump in the distance The threat is always there but you can’t always see it It’s your imagination that makes the horror realThe action scenes were all edge of your seat thrill rides The classic trailer on the cliff scene was done much better in the book The presence of children on the island heightened the suspenseMy only word of warning if you liked the movie before you’ll probably be disappointed in it by the time you’re done reading The Lost World Read it anyway It’s worth it

  6. says:

    45 I read Jurassic Park in July of 2017 and really enjoyed it so I have no idea why it took me close to 2 years to get to The Lost World which I buddy read with my friend Rian but I finally got to it and I loved it even than the first book I never watched the movies growing up so I watched the first movie after reading the first book and now that i've finally read The Lost World I can continue with the moviesI really enjoy the writing in these novels I find it easy to read and get lost in even when the science is thrown in I find the plots to be pretty believable as much as bringing dinosaurs back to life can be and it to have a nice steady pace that slowly rackets up the tensionI loved Arby the genius black boy and Kelly 13 I think? year old girl and Dr Sarah Harding Definitely my favorite characters I really enjoyed these particular passages toopossible spoilersMalcolm Wheezed; his arms around her neck were trembling He said you're very strong But still feminine she said grimly and That's very good Harding said I think these people owe you their livesNot really Kelly said with a little shrugSarah shot her a look All your life other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you Don't you take it away from yourselfThose sound pretty damn feminist if you ask meIt had moments of tension moments of hilarious like high on morphine Ian and moments of hell yesAnd the deaths were awesome Youtube | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads | Instagram | Letterboxd | TV Time

  7. says:

    I will start my review by saying that I did not enjoy this novel nearly as much as the first book Jurassic Park While this was an incredibly easy and fast read I would have preferred if Crichton had cut roughly a hundred pages of additional information that in my opinion did not add to the story Other than that wow What an adrenaline charging action packed book Crichton sure knew how to grab his audience by the hand and take them on a roller coaster into a whole other world—a world in which you are sure to get Lost ha ha

  8. says:

    25 starsMe for the first 60% of the bookI’ve never really liked the second Jurassic Park movie I changed my mind There are worse things like the book the movie was adapted from I actually applaud the writers because fixing this mess took talent Guess it helped ignoring the entire book apart from two or three of the interesting dinosaur scenes Overall this was nice to read because Crichton’s writing flows even when Malcolm is in the middle of one of his chaos rants but man I was expecting something way better than thisFirst things first I don’t understand why the author went to the trouble of reviving Malcolm if his character wasn’t really needed During the book he never once mentions his previous trip to Jurassic Park and he behaves as though he has never been on the other island with Grant and Hammond He would have never never never gone to Isla Sorna to save Levine whom he doesn’t even like knowing that he would find the same dangers just to prove his stupid extinction theory He’s reckless and acts without thinking plus he keeps blabbering about his theories even when his life is in danger I was so confused when his group suddenly decides to go to the tyrannosaur nest to check I don’t even know what after a guy had just been eaten Then they bring the baby to the trailer and make him a cast for his broken leg and Malcolm says nothing? They managed to make it work in the movie but here that was way beyond stupidTo be honest this was a trend for all the characters involved In the end the dinosaur attacks were triggered by idiotic actions than anything else but I’m mad at Malcolm in particular because he freaking KNEW what would happen Is it too much to ask for character continuity and characters who use their brains? JeezOn the other hand I liked seeing a woman like Sarah take the lead in this kind of book written by a man in the 90s It’s refreshing and heartwarming Doc Thorne was also very sweet and caring and I’m glad he survived I wouldn’t want to be in his and Levine’s shoes though because now they have some explaining to do to the children’s parents lolSome of the dinosaur scenes were nice and brutal especially the ones with the tyrannosaurs but others were purely unrealistic I wish the raptors weren’t in this book at all Raptors that eat candy bars holding them in their forearms? Raptors that find the high hide by sniffing a candy bar wrap? Raptors that run away with keys? Dinosaurs that destroy a car to find their eggs inside closed metal briefcases after hours? I’m sorry but this is too much And there’s many scenes that made me roll my eyesThis book was one entire discussion about extinction chaos and other scientific stuff There was too little action even the conclusion was rushed so that the characters could tell everyone about their latest realizations The villains die the good guys survive That’s it I guess the good thing is that this book made me appreciate the movie in a way I didn’t think was possible after all these years

  9. says:

    Trigger warnings violence blood death gore near drowning gore animal death seriously you guys there's so much gore11112018Sticking with 425 stars this time I love this story a lot and it's really interesting to see all the ways that Spielberg took a surprisingly solid story and turned it into a steaming turd of a film 30102017On reread I'm bumping this up to 425 stars It's ten bazillion times better than the truly terrible movie of the same name I love the two kids in the story they're smart and brave and save the day a bunch of times And Sarah Harding is a pretty great alternative to Ellie Sattler It's a little slower to get going than Jurassic Park but it's still pretty damned fabulous 2492016It takes a decent chunk of time for the story to get going in this one but once it does it's pretty damned fabulous I mean it's not Jurassic Park But really it was never going to be And despite the big Trexes kicking the trailer off a cliff scene there seem to be less interactions with dinosaurs than there are in Jurassic Park?? Still it's definitely worth a look Honestly I think my favourite thing in this book is something that I only noticed on this reread somewhere around the turn of the century Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a very silly but thoroughly enjoyable adventure novel called The Lost World in which a group of explorers travel to South America and discover a plateau on which dinosaurs still live They've been largely domesticated by the lost tribes that live on the plateau and the iguanodons hop around like kangaroos and it's terrible but also really great?? Anyway while the exploration party is largely made up of scientists and a newspaper reporter who's telling the story there's also a world famous big game hunter named Lord John Roxton And in THIS version of The Lost World? Crichton has his characters talk about a researcher named John Roxton who wrote papers on something relevant to the story It's a really subtle little Easter egg for those who've read both books and I had this total OH MY GOD DID YOU JUST????? moment when I spotted it A Crichton A 172013It's been years since I read this book and it was SO much better than I remembered First of all don't base it on the movie The movie was a trainwreck of epic proportions and basically the only thing that's the same is the baby T rex ending up with a broken leg and the trailer being pushed off the cliff Literally everything else is different and it's different in a GOOD way There's far less of the science that Crichton got bogged down with in Jurassic Park and what there is is sprinkled throughout the story There are all the standard dinosaurs that you'd expect but with the addition of some fun new species including one with nifty camouflage abilitiesIn short it's a lot of fun with the usual kill off half the characters that Crichton does And don't even remotely judge it by the movie If they'd kept even remotely true to the book the movie probably would have been a LOT successful than it was

  10. says:

    This one was just meh This is one of the rare instances where I will say that I prefer the movie over the book Ugh and the scientific babbling that went onyikes it was brutal for me Would've liked action and gore Still love Crichton though😊

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