Timeline

222193Timeline
Michael Crichton
Thriller
Dtb, 436 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

While this was no Jurassic Park, I certainly enjoyed this much more than Congo, Prey and definitely a lot more than that horrible State of Fear.

Time travel, medieval settings, modern wussies getting some culture shock, kickass fighting, it all came together to entertain me.

Now I want to watch the movie, even though that was a real bastardization of this novel…

The Lost World

The Lost World
Jurassic Park #2
Michael Crichton
Thriller
2 Stars
390 Pages

the novel sequel to Jurassic Park. Another island, Site B, is discovered by a scientist friend of Ian Malcom [who doesn’t die, it turns out] and he finances an expedition. Malcom along with 3 engineers/designers and 2 stowaway kids go to the island. Everything goes wrong, as Malcom predicts and dinosaurs eat people.

This was a rehash, and not a very good one. I can see why the movie added lots of people [to get eaten!]. Jurassic Park was cool, this was tired.

Congo

Congo
Michael Crichton
thriller
3 stars
313 pages

written in the early 80’s, about the “greatness of computers” and a lost city in Congo. A new type of gorilla and blue diamonds. Gorillas trained to kill humans. Slower than Jurassic Park, but not nearly so as Andromeda Strain. I’d like to see the movie now.