I've had Jurassic Park on my shelf ever since the film adaptation appeared in theaters, sadly it took me this long to actually attempt to read it after my first attempt twenty years ago when I was still in elementary school. After finishing Michael Crichton's novel of a theme park with living dinosaurs gone wrong, I have to say I waited too long before read it. The story, the characters (with development), and the thought-provoking scientific/philosophical dialogue are top notch combination that sinks the hook into the reader with each page they turn.
Since I've rated the book only 4 stars, there are obvious flaws that I felt detracted from the enjoyment of the overall piece. While the majority of the characters were well rounded, a few characters that for sections of the book were prominent felt flat especially Hammond. The lack of explanation of how the larger dinosaurs were getting off the island at the end as opposed to the boat being used by the smaller species and juveniles after how everything else was figured out left the ending a tad less wrapped up However, even though the scientific knowledge was 20-25 years it didn't turn out to be a hindrance to the enjoyment of the book.
After reading Jurassic Park, I am very much considering getting my hands on another Michael Crichton book.