Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park is the science fiction highlighting the developments and growth in biotechnology, but when this is mixed with the human greed, then it could be dangerous for this planet and the people.
The story starts with John Hammond, an old man inviting paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm a great mathematician, and Mr. Gennaro, his law adviser, on his personal island in the remote area, were it is rumored that Hammond had invested millions of dollars in it.
Only after reaching there, did they come to know that Hammond, with the help of its scientists and engineers, had gone millions of years back and had brought back dinosaurs by cloning its DNA, . He had dreamt of creating an amusement centre for children, and also to make good money. But, he did not realize that playing with the ecosystem and nature is not so easy, and could be proved fatal by just one mistake.
This is a very gripping, and in fact the only book of which I liked more than one characters. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician had always left me thinking, and had made me see mathematics in an entirely different way. It is very surprising to relate mathematics with nature.
John Hammond’s coolness in dealing with the problematic situations was impressive from the very beginning, and then Tim Murphy, a 12 year old kid was great with his mental acuity and presence of mind in dealing with the death-taking situations, and finally the description of dinosaurs is so vividly and beautifully done, that you will feel them around you. I was so engrossed in that world, that an insect bite on my hand had feared me of dinosaurs.
The book is also interesting in scientific descriptions of dinosaurs and biotechnology, and author has written it in such way, that one would not be bored by those descriptions, and in fact it would prove knowledgeable for the reader.
The movie based on this, directed by Steven Spielberg was also a major hit of 90′s. This book is so interesting that you will finish it in one stroke.
This book review is written and submitted by Chetan Maheshwari.