The Lost World - Michael Crichton

The Lost World

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 1995-09-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 836 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.
“Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World
It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public.
There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
“Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People
“A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Action-packed.”—New York Daily News
“An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times


  • Not too bad

    By john wheelz
    Like most sequels this book isn’t as good as the first. My main problem was that a lot of the character actions, settings and expositions were confusing and hard to grasp. There were plenty of times I struggled to understand where one or more of the characters was located and what they were doing when the dinosaurs begun to attack. It’s not hard to follow though, you usually end up extrapolating the information as you continue to read. For me the best aspect of this book was that it gave Crichton a platform to wax intellectual about several different academic subjects through the dialogue. Things like chaos theory, animal behavior, evolution, genetics, etc. Ian Malcolm’s rants were some of my favorite passages.
  • Phenomenal

    By Cole Magnus
    Michael Crichton’s genius is immortalized in this thrilling read.
  • More better than the second movie.

    By gabe donovan
    More dinosaurs and more characters. Lewis Dodgsona death in the rex nest was so scary and awesome. The disease that’s killing the dinosaurs is very exciting and very intense. But the books are my favorite books . Crichton will always be my idol .
  • I’m a dinosaur lover and I’m 11

    By htgfrutfurt
    I sure you way better than the last one ☝️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Better Than #1

    By LaundryMatt77
    ‘Jurassic Park’ was no doubt amazing, but ‘The Lost World’ steps up Crichton’s dinosaur world with more action, a darker tone, more of his idiosyncratically compelling characters, and an intriguing new story that forces the reader to want to find out what happens next and how the story resolves. I recommend it for anyone ( even those who don’t read much ) that love fascinating and exciting stories, and of course for anyone who loves Michael Crichton, or loved ‘Jurassic Park’. Way better than the movie.
  • Great

    By Octo¢
    Better than the movie!!!
  • Great!

    By Omgukille3kenny
    One of my favorites!
  • Great book !

    By chayburn
    Just as good as the first one.
  • The lost world

    By Greatgus34
    The book is definitely better than the movie
  • Way better than the movie

    By Will not disappoint
    If you just read Jurassic Park, you owe it to yourself to read The Lost World as well. It's an apt companion to its predecessor, and is head and shoulders above the movie version. The weakest part of the book is the incredibly incredible storyline. Crichton recycles some thematic elements almost like a crutch, I mean it's pretty noticeable. All that aside though, it's a good book. Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. I'm happy he wrote this sequel to JP and glad I decided to pick it up, even 20 years after its publishing. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.