JURRASIC PARK BY MICHAEL CRICHTON

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Who hasn’t seen The Jurrasic Park movies? It completely blew my mind as a kid. I wanted to read this book ever since I came to know it existed. The book and the movies are responsible for the way we look at dinosaurs today and also at special effects in movies.

 

STUFF ON THE BACK COVER SAYS

A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power.

 

PLOT IN SHORT

A rich old guy and his biotech firm has cloned dinos and created a park for the public’s  entertainment and ofcourse to earn money. He puts together a bunch of people from different fields along with his 2 grandchildren to show off the park and its security. A disgruntled employee tries to leak out the parks secrets to a rival firm and kicks off the events that prove how dangerous dinos really are.

 

THE GOOD

  • Edge of your seat thriller
  • The concept is amazing
  • The story line is crisp and fast paced
  • The characters are memorable
  • Well researched work
  • Dinosaurs !!

 

THE BAD

  • Lot of science stuff may turn some readers off
  • The character of Lex is extremely annoying
  • Some loop holes maybe still found in technical aspects of palaeontology

 

MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely loved this book. I personally think Michael Crichton is a genius. The story, the setting, the characters are all very exciting. However I loved the movie too and can’t decide which one I liked better-the book or the movie. I saw the movie first and then read the book .This helped me understand the book better. A must read book for the lovers of sci-fi genre. This science-at-the-brink-of chaos thriller will not disappoint you.

MY RATINGS

4.8/5

 

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CHROMOSOME 6 BY ROBIN COOK

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This medical thriller is the third book in the Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series and the first med thriller I ever read. Released in 1997 this book probes the issue of genetic modification and cloning.

 

STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS

Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape–and forever change the genetic map of our existence.

 

PLOT IN SHORT

Cook develops two parallel and intersecting plots about scientists in Equatorial Guinea who are  exploring the ethics of genetic engineering and medical examiners in New York who are  working on to determine the cause of death of a mysterious mobster. A liver and a all expense paid trip (courtesy Dr Jack Stapleton) brings these two plots together leading to its climax.

 

THE GOOD

Fast paced.

This book will make you think.

Adventurous plot line.

Great read for medicos.

 

THE BAD

The part where a doctor flies all his friends to a African country for research just like that seems unreal.

The end leaves a lot of characters stories unfinished.

Lot of medical and technical terms.

MY THOUGHTS

This face paced thriller is one of my personal all time favourites. I like the idea of an adventurous doctor fighting unethical baddies. A great read for all those in healthcare industry and the lovers of medical fiction.

 

MY RATINGS

4.8/5