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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.
“Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World
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, and the island indefinitely closed to the public.
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
“Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People
“A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Action-packed.”—New York Daily News
“An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 17
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Coogan ,

This book is SO much better than the movie. Crichton's a genius!!

The Lost World is a continuation of the story started with Jurassic Park. It tells the story of another island owned by InGen and the work done there, the chaos that ensued and the rescue of the main characters.

Crichton always had a knack for writing science fiction novels that could actually take place in the real world. He'd study the subject and present his story, no matter how outrageous, in a believable way. This is what he did with the Lost World.

This story tells of the rescue of a paleobiologist named Levine who travels to Site B, the island where Jurassic Park was actually created. The park on the other island was too perfect, Site B was where the hard work was ACTUALLY done. Levine finds the island but is trapped and calls on an old friend for help. That friend, Dr. Ian Malcolm, joins an expedition to save his colleague along with some friends of his. Also a rival company wants to exploit the island to make some money for themselves.

Before you think this is the same as the movie story, let me tell you it's DEFINITELY not. That movie story was completely different from the book. Other than Ian Malcolm, Dr. Harding, and the the trailer hanging over the edge, the movie and the book share virtually nothing in common. This book is 1,000 times better than anything you saw on the screen. Crichton described everything in vivid detail, you could close your eyes and see the scenes happening in your head. The action is intense and will make you never want to put the book down til you find out what happens. The dialogue was well written, articulate and witty.

This was actually the second novel I have ever read. The teaser inside this novel made me curious enough to read Jurassic Park just so I could read this book afterwards. I have no doubt that if you're a Crichton fan you will love this book. If you saw the movies I'd recommend reading this book but only after you have read the first book. After that you will definitely agree that the book is much much better than the movie.

Duck lover 27 ,

I love Ian Malcom in the movie series

He was the best characters

“Life always finds a way”

Cole Magnus ,


Michael Crichton’s genius is immortalized in this thrilling read.

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