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Did You Like the Jurassic Park Book(s)?

Of Course!
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63%
Only the First one.
1
4%
Only the Second one.
1
4%
Neither.
0
No votes
Haven't read any of them...
7
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Total votes : 24

Jurassic Park

Postby TyrannoTitan » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:50 pm

It had to be made. One of the best (in my opinion) books to be made. I've heard ALOT about them. Even people who aren't JP fan people like them. To bad I never read them :cry: .

This is a topic to talk about the books, and to tell me if I should pick them up from the library.
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Postby mega raptor » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:29 pm

You should. They're much better than the movies, and in my opinion the characters there are more interesting and better developed. Especially for TLW, where Levine, a paleontolgist not even mentioned in the movie, is added. I think he's one of my favorite characters in all the novels that I've read.
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:32 pm

Cool. I might head down to my local Library and pick them up. I have all night to read 'em too!
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Postby chook151 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:13 am

i read the 1st.good, i liked the movie sorta better, but my friend always thought dilophosaurus was liliensternis, its triassic cous.
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:53 pm

GRRR! I WAS ganna get the books last night but my stupid library closed :? . So I'm ganna try to get them today.

So....I'm ganna change the first post to a poll, to see what people think.
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Postby Dinonerd » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:17 pm

I like the movies better then both the books. You want to know why? Because movies you get to see the dinosaurs JP style. And JP style dinos look very cool. And i guess also because i can see it instead of imagining it. But sure you should pick up the books and read them they are very good.
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:37 pm

Ya I picked up the books from the Library about 5 minutes ago. I'm ganna start reading today.
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Postby Cpt.Yuke » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:18 pm

maybe i'll try the books once too
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:31 pm

I have read through the first 50 some pages and I like it better then the movie. More characters, in-depth plot, and some other qualities the movie forgot. Though, I still enjoy the movie.
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Postby The Kingpin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:57 am

im planning to get it next time i hit a nice long holiday. also, i prefer to imagine rather than see, because it gives you the ability to make the character look like what you want. when you watch a film, and see a character you dont like, you cant just imagine giving him a massive nose, really thick eyebrows and a pair of ridiculous looking glasses. in books, you can if you want :P
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Postby Dinonerd » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:17 am

The reason i like the movies more becasue i hate Malcolm in the books, he acts like a d**k towards every character... except Dr. Sattler :wink:
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:45 pm

LOL! I just read the Trex attack part in the first book. Malcome is an *** but thats what makes him Malcome :wink: .

Its EXTREMELY stupid how they almost totally forgot the book. Examples:

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Movie
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Lex=Older
Tim=Younger

No Compys

1 Trex

Small, frilled Dilo

VERY few explainations

Hammond = Old guy with
a dream

Bullet Guns for Muldoon

Nedry just gets spit on

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Lex=Younger
Tim=Older

Compys

2 Trexs

Big, non-frilled Dilo

Many Explanations

Hammond = ******* with a dream

Missle Launcher for Muldoon ( :shock: )

Nedry gets blinded, dis-embowled, then killed
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Postby chook151 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:58 pm

i know, i think the book was more thrilling and realistic than the movie,
i looked on ebay and found a 1st ed. JP comic!, with a dilo on the front.
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Postby Dinonerd » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:39 am

But Malcolm in the movie is such a better character then the one in the book, he is still a smart a** but he is not a total d***
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:25 am

Ya Malcom seemed more of an *** in the book. But thats how Crichton wanted him to be. Its actually the movies fault he's different and some people like the movie one more. If they would have stuck to the book, Grant wouldn't be "involved" with Ellie and Malcom would become the biggest *** in the world. Small and big things they got wrong; just look atmy other post...

Muldoon has a MISSLE LAUNCHER!
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Postby Dinonerd » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:23 am

I actually think that some characters in the books are extremely annoying, Malcolm and Lex. Malcolm is just a general loser and Lex never shuts up about being hungry and is extremely rude for someone who is even like eight or nine years old.
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:25 pm

LOL!! I LOVE the young Lex! She's hilarious!

In the book, she finds and befriends a baby Triceratops. She names him "Ralph" After the Trex water scene, she says to Grant, "I wonder how Ralphs doing.."

He replys, "I'm sure he's fine."

She says, "Nah, he's probably dead."

LOL!

I've finished the first book and am almost half way through the second one. I like them better then the movies. Definately.
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Postby mega raptor » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:44 pm

Good to hear someone else likes them. What do you think of Levine?
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Postby TyrannoTitan » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:46 pm

I'm still on the part right before they find him (out of what you said, I think he will be alive) He's.....an *** to everyone other then Malcome and such. Or....thats what I've figured out so far.
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Postby Dinonerd » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:12 pm

In the first book malcolm is a ****, Lex is always screaming about being hungry and complains about everything. eg.
"How does this work"
"Give it to me!"
"No! i found it so it is mine!"
She is so annoying. Plus the raptors inthe book are too intellegent, they actually are smarter then the humans. Plus there is so much killing in the book... like everyone dies.
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