The Lost World, Michael Crichton. Explains The Book And Gives A Personal Critique Of It

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I read Michael Crichton's The Lost World. ® In the following paragraphs, I will not only explain the book, but also give my critique of it. I will also give a paragraph that was probably the best paragraph in the book, in my opinion.The book starts out with Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who had already had an experience with live dinosaurs a couple of years ago on another island. He has pretty much blocked that experience from his mind. Anyway, it also talks about a man named Doctor Levine. This man talks at a lecture that Malcolm is watching about the theory of there being a lost world, an island, undiscovered, that has extinct animals on it, particularly dinosaurs. Malcolm dismisses ...view middle of the document...

They told the kids that they couldn't go. They leave for a helicopter with a specialized explorer, and two trailers, with a lot of equipment. On the way there, Thorne gets a call from Arby saying good luck. They get to the island and search for Levine, with this device they have, the find him and go back to the trailer. Before the go back, you find out that that Kelly and Arby hid in a compartment in the trailer. They find a computer and get into the system and find that there are camera's all around the islands.Sarah Harding tries to find a way to the island, but can't, until she finds a boat going there. The People on the boat, Dodgson, King, and Baselton. They have plans to go to the island and steal some eggs. Sarah doesn't know this and goes for the ride. On the way there, Dodgson pushes her off the boat. She swims to a cave and gets on the island.Meanwhile, Levine, Thorne, and Eddie erect a high hide. This protects them from the dinosaurs. They had a close encounter with Parasaurs when a whole herd of them went past the high hide. They didn't notice it though. Later on, Arby sees someone on the screen. Its Sarah. They go to pick her up.Dodgson, King, and Baselton are stealing eggs. The get to the T-Rex's nest, the expect the T-Rex to not be able to see as long as they don't move. Malcolm says that they are misinformed and in the chase, Baselton and King Die, and Dodgson gets away and is chased by these small dinosaurs into this shed, and he falls asleep. During that chase, Levine and Eddie were at the nest, and Eddie saw a hurt baby T-Rex. Levine tells him to shoot it, but instead, Eddie brings it back to the trailer. Ian and Sarah try to heal it while everyone else goes back to the high hide. While they are mending it's broken arm, the parents come back for it. They keep bashing the trailer until they figure out what they are after, the baby. They give back the baby, and the dinosaurs seem to stop the beating of the trailer. They bring the baby a little bit into the woods, and they then come back to beat the trailer again. They hit it closer and closer to the cliff, until half of it is hanging off the cliff, only being held by the connector. They realize that they have to get to the top part of the trailer. They make it up. Just then, Thorne comes in the jeep and the dinosaurs stop to protect their baby. They then go back to the nest. Malcolm is very hurt and takes some morphine for the pain, Sarah just has a gash on her fore head and a couple of bumps and bruises, but that's it. There is now less than five hours until the return helicopter comes.Meanwhile, Levine, Eddie, Kelly, and Arby are at the high hide. They see that Malcolm and Sarah made it. Suddenly, Levine sees some raptors in the distance, coming towards the high hide. They almost go straight by, until one of them smelled a candy wrapper. The find the high hide, and they start to attack it. They knock off Arby and Eddie. Arby gets into a cage they had set up at the bottom, but...

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