This novel seemed an apt choice after my experience with The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey. I needed something easy and exciting that didn't offer a challenge - and Jurassic Park is all of those things. Here is the first sentence:
"The tropical rain fell in drenching sheets, hammering the corrugated roof of the clinic building, roaring down the metal gutters, splashing onto the ground in a torrent".This opening line isn't the best I have ever read, but it sets to scene of where this story will take place (somewhere with a tropical climate, but somewhere relatively far from any city or big town centre given the corrugated roof) and also the pace of the book. It starts off with a strong and fast action (the pouring rain) and that is the pace at which this book moves. It's a deluge, just as what is about to happen at Jurassic Park is a comes as a deluge to those that are on the island.
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