My reading list : “The Lost World”

The Lost World : Micheal CrichtonName : The Lost World
Author : Michael Crichton
Category : Science-fiction
ISBN : 0-345-40288-x
Published by : Ballantine Books

How did I get this book: Well, I got this book from a second hand book shop near my home. I was just finished with the Jurassic Park then and I was getting addicted to Michael Crichton writing, So I never had a second thought on choosing this book.

Reading Experience : It was a smooth reading for me. With Chrichton’s style of writing I just got glued to the book.

Characterization was a pretty nice. Main protagonist  is Ian Malcolm, who is a mathematician specialized in Chaos theory, other characters are Sarah Harding, Doc Thorne, Eddie Carr and two children, Arby Benton and Kelly Curtis.

Plot of the story follows from where Jurassic Park stopped. It is starting after 6 years from the disasters that happened in  Jurassic Park. Dr.Malcolm and his friends are going for a rescue mission to a mysterious place called ‘Site B’. And from there the story is continuing with the adventures and dangers they are having. Entire story is about 48 hours of thrilling and breath-taking experiences of the characters. The plot was very clean and well-developed with each situation fitting in correctly and one can hardly find any flaws.

The book is written so well that the reader can imagine the full plot as if the reader was with the characters during their journey. It was very addicting and hard to put down. I am definitely going to re-read it and recommend to my friends.

Quotes :
“Approaching the chaotic edge, elements show internal conflict. An unstable and potentially lethal region.” – Ian Malcolm

“Order collapses in simultaneous regions. Survival is now unlikely for individuals and groups” – Ian Malcolm

“All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don’t you take it away from yourself.”

“Life is wonderful. It’s a gift to be alive, to see the sun and breathe the air. And there isn’t really anything else.”

“Absence of proof is not proof of absence”

My Rating : 8.5 out of 10 and a must read for sci-fi thriller lovers. If you have seen the movie adaptation of this book I can assure you that you are going to hate the movie after reading this book.


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