Book Review: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

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The book I turned to when I very nearly walked away from ‘Stranger From A Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein’, was ‘Dragon Teeth’ by Michael Crichton. I’d chosen it simply because the cover has the fossilised skull of a dinosaur emblazoned across it. Crichton was, after all, the mind that invented Jurassic Park, and even if I do think the film is far, far better than the book, I will always believe I like his writing as a result, whether truthful or not.

I didn’t get more than 50 words into ‘Dragon Teeth’, however, before I returned to Stranger From A Strange Land, not because Crichton had done anything wrong, but because I’d become so befriended by the previous characters I couldn’t walk away. Finally, though, having forced myself through Heinlein’s polysyllabic speech, I returned to Crichton’s apparent dinosaur story. Keenly awaiting the prehistoric adventures that, I thought, lay ahead. Read more

Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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It’s amazing where an imagination, once captured, can be taken. How seemingly insignificant moments in our childhood can ultimately cement lifelong passions, interests and loyalties. Dinosaurs may have ruled the earth millions of years ago, but I was 9 years old when Steven Spielberg, John Hammond and InGen brought them back to life. And as a little boy, I fell into its spell. I forced my parents into the cinema three times to see Jurassic Park, I still have my collection of fast food restaurant promotional beakers and I still get nervously excited as the sight of that iconic red and yellow logo. Read more