Top positive review
brilliant, but dated
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 9, 2022
Chrichton was one of the greatest writers of his generation and I enjoyed this one a lot. The problem - or benefit, depending on how you look at it - is that this was written in the 80’s and deals with a lot of technology that feels clunky and archaic now, and not always in a good way. One of Chrichton’s greatest gifts was his ability to set up implausible scenarios but gave you enough science to make it credible (growing dinosaurs!!). But here, he was using science and tech that was developing at the time and now seems quaint.
Nevertheless, very entertaining story and fun to read Just expect to cringe and chuckle at some of the anachronisms.