“Jurassic Park” was filmed in 1993 by director Steven Spielberg. However, even if you have seen the movie, you must read the novel.
Michael Crichton has a way of telling fictional stories as if they were real, and “Jurassic Park” is no exception.
John Hammond and his team have done the impossible — cloned dinosaurs.
On a remote island off the coast of Costa Rica, there is a team of scientists and engineers working diligently to make a dinosaur zoo, Jurassic Park, possible. When Hammond’s backers begin to think that something is going wrong with Hammond’s baby, they force Hammond to bring advisers into the park to get their opinion.
Alan Grant and Ellie, both paleontologists, Ian Malcolm, a mathematician, Gennaro, a lawyer, and Hammond’s two grandchildren, Lex and Tim, all come to the island as the zoo’s first visitors.
As they begin touring, they are astounded at all the things this park could mean for the world, but, just as things start getting good, a storm and a greedy computer genius throw the park into disarray. The electric fences go down and the dinosaurs get out.
This is perhaps Crichton’s most famous work. Though it was not the first of Crichton’s works to be made into a movie, it is the most popular.
The film spawned a huge franchise, including rides at Universal Studios Orlando and a new movie called “Jurassic World,” which is scheduled to be released in theaters in June 2015.