The Lost World – Michael Crichton
Scifi, fiction, dinosaurs, technology, survival
A few years after the closing of Jurassic Park, Malcom is recovering from his injuries and so are the rest of the surviving crew that went along. Hammond died and had left his company to go incognito or nonexistent. However, another company BioSyn believes that Hammond had another site where he was making dinosaurs that might be alive. Levine is a new guy who wants to see the other site as well. Levine had prepared to go to this other site that Hammond was building these dinosaurs. As soon as he and Malcom, with two kids, and Sarah Harding, a new friend of Malcom, land on the island to see the horrors that await on the other island Hammond had. The crew come across an injured velociraptor and heal the creature. After they release the velociraptor, they struggle to get off the island and make sure that the other company doesn’t get ahold of dinosaur DNA.
After reading the sequel, in which this was the sequel. It is nothing like the movies but a good novel, nonetheless. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will hopefully read more of Michael Crichton books. Crichton has a way of writing that no matter what the genre is, scares the living hell out of his audience.
McAlpin, Janet, and Michael Crichton. The Lost World, Michael Crichton. Penguin, 1997.