The Lost World

Author: Michael Crichton Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1995 I read it: May 2015 (re-read) The story goes that Michael Crichton was persuaded to write a sequel to Jurassic Park right on the heels of the first movie’s success. Was this a good idea? Well… Let’s start with the biggest hurdle: Ian Malcolm as the protagonist.…

Jurassic Park

Author: Michael Crichton Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1990 I read it: April 2015 (re-read) Somewhere near Costa Rica, a helicopter cuts through the mists of Isla Nublar.¬†A group of scientists has been¬†summoned by an eccentric billionaire who wants them to tour his unique destination. It’s part zoo, part amusement park, and all wonder. But when…