Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Five top books with giant monsters

Shawn Pryor is a writer and the creator of the all-ages graphic novel series Cash & Carrie. One of his five favorite books with giant monsters, as shared at Tor.com:
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Try to Play God, And You’ll Get Eaten by A Pack of Procompsognathus…

If you were disappointed with the massive Indominus Rex and the all the issues with the film Jurassic World, get a copy of the book that started the dinosaur phenomenon.

I first read Crichton’s Jurassic Park a few years ago, after a decade-plus of telling myself that I would finally read the source material so I could see the differences between the book and film. And as much as I enjoyed the first film, I enjoy this book even more because it has a solid explanation of how the dinosaurs could properly breed, and the fates of certain character are surprising as well as the fate of the island. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a monstrous, gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex attacking guests on the tour!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Jurassic Park is among Nicole Hill's five weird science stories in which nothing could possibly go wrong, Kat Rosenfield's ten worst traitors in fiction, Chuck Wendig's five books that prove mankind shouldn’t play with technology, Jeff Somers's top seven books that explore what might happen when technology betrays us, Damian Dibben's top ten time travel books, and Becky Ferreira's eleven best books about dinosaurs.

--Marshal Zeringue