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text 2018-07-21 02:26
Reading progress update: I've read 141 out of 480 pages.
Jurassic Park - Micheal Crichton

Once you get through the boring science crap - I'm sorry, science nerds, it's not my jam so it's 'boring science crap to me - and to the adorableness that I want to cuddle forever and a day and other amazing scenes, I end up loving this. 


But soooo much boring science crap - with more apologies to science nerds.   (Please note I say this with all love: nerds are passionate about something, and I love the passion even if I don't love same things all nerds are passionate about.   But I proudly self-identify as a geek and nerd and I have love of all nerds and geeks.)


That being said, I love raptors. 


My dad gives no fucks about any of this, but I kept babbling about the cute scene.   At one point, I look up from the book at an open air picnic-concert at a vineyard and thoughtfully asked this between songs with a small frown because I know the answer: 


Me: If there were a real Jurassic Park when I was child, would you have taken me?


Dad: You know how your mom feels about zoos?


Long pause. 


Dad: She hates them.  She's afraid the lions and tigers will get out and they do all the time. 


Me in s small voice: Oh


Dad, laughing a little: So no, I don't think she'd take you to a zoo with animals that big. 


Later on?   My mom goes 'sure he'd take you, I just wouldn't go.'


Regardless, I want...


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text 2018-07-19 21:41
Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 480 pages.
Jurassic Park - Micheal Crichton

Yay!   Baby raptor.... bones. 


But baby raptor anything excites me. 


Looooves raptors so damn much.

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text 2018-07-19 20:19
Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 480 pages.
Jurassic Park - Micheal Crichton

I'm like twenty reviews behind, anxious as fuck, and I want to read. 


Anyway, yeah, this book. I was told it was more science than dinosaurs.   When the dinosaurs are there, or being actively talked about it's fun. 


The scene, though, is a drag for me. 

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review 2017-10-13 00:00
Jurassic Park Volume 1: Redemption
Jurassic Park Volume 1: Redemption - Bob Schreck,Nate Van Dyke,Frank Miller Just didn't work for me. Some of the speech bubbles has text missing and the characters of Lex and Timmy are unrecognisable with their movie counterparts. A bit too corporate centered and choppy, switching back and forth between various sub-plots, to work as a cohesive comic, for me. I'm giving bonus points for the illustrations.
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review 2017-10-07 14:43
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park - Micheal Crichton

Jurassic Park has been a reread for me and I have to admit that I have forgotten some plot points, especially towards the end of the novel. And I have to say that I didn´t like this book as much this time around (my initial star rating being 4 stars).


Sure, it´s fastpaced and actionpacked and personally I enjoyed the (sometimes ridiculous) scientific explanations that Michael Crichton comes up with.


But there are a few characters that annoyed me immensely in this novel:


1. Lex. Whoever thought it´s a good idea to include bratty children in books, made a huge mistake. Here are two of my favorite conversations between Lex and her brother during a life and death situation:


There was a static crackle. He turned, and saw Lex holding a radio. She was twisting the knobs and dials. "How does it work?" she said. "I can´t make it work."

"Give me that!"

"It´s mine! I found it!"

"Give it to me, Lex!"

"I get to use it first!"


Tim has to find the right control button to swith the power on and thus safe all of them. In search of the right switch:


Over the radio, they heard the sound of raptor snarling. "I want to see," Lex said. "You should try VIEW."

"No, Lex."

"Well, I want view," she said. And before he could grab her hand, she had pressed view. The screen changed.


Lex is so stupid, the dinosaurs can´t even be bothered to snack on her.


2. The incessant ramblings of Ian Malcolm. At first he was entertaining, but then he turned into a rambling doomsday preacher.

3. John Hammond, who acts like a demented santa claus throughout the whole novel. He is an insufferable idiot.


Jurassic Park is an okay read, but I prefer the movie to the novel.





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