Michael Crichton's recently discovered novelan adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate Americas western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyen...
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Dragon Teeth Reviews
I love the subject of paleontology so wanted to read this as soon as I read the description. This was a quick read but it was interesting and has me now craving Jurassic Park and the Lost World again. Think I will be heading the library soon to get those!
"We are finding wonderful dinosaurs!" exulted Cope. "Wonderful, marvelous dinosaurs!"
Good ol' dinosaurs are wonderful and marvelous as always, and men will always be men: competitive, violent and vengeful. Dragon Teeth is Crichton's third posthumous publication, and fourth historic fiction (Fifth, if you count Timeline). The novel tells the fictionalized account of historic 19th century Bone wars, a race between two paleontologists to unearth and claim dinosaur bones.
Meet Edward Dri ...more
Unlike so many ghost-written novels that are 'polished' after an author's death, Dragon Teeth does feel like the completed manuscript it is purported to be. In fact, it reads very much like one of Michael Crichton's earlier historical novels - The Great Train Robbery, Eaters of the Dead, and even (to some extent) Congo. It is a leaner, simpler sort of story, more concerned with the facts of the past than the theories of the future.
Readers with an interest in paleontology are likely already famil ...more
A wonderful read after recently watching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This has a prequel feeling of the original dinosaur finds in the West and encountering the Native Americans and it was delightful to have real historical figures take prominence in the book with visits in locations of Montana and Deadwood. If you have ever enjoyed a Michael Crichton book than this one also starts off a little slow, but then quickly gains steam as you get sucked into the wild west and the intrigue around the ...more
When I was a little girl I went to the NY World's Fair. There were two things I remembered; Belgian Waffles and dinosaurs. Not long after that I was taken to the Academy of Natural Sciences; in Philadelphia, when I saw my first fossils. At that time I didn't know that many of those fossils were collected by Edwin Drinker Cope. I didn't learn about the 'war' between Cope and Yale paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh until I introduced my son to dinosaurs 25 plus years later. In 2007 I was able to ...more
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My second favorite Michael C gives us one last gem in the form of a Western adventure set within the context of the 1800s Great Dinosaur Rush. At times you can feel this is the skeleton of what may have been a longer and more complex adventure, but that only means that the pace is even faster, and indeed there's enough thrills and tension in here (and guest stars!) to make it a total pleasure to read.
Another posthumous offering from Crichton. I hope they keep finding them! This book was great! It is a western - pure and simple - gunfights, saloons, Indian war controversy, and even the appearance of some famous Western names. But, instead of gold nuggets, the treasure is dinosaur bones.
It's something I think people really don't think about. One of the best sources of dinosaur bones is the American West, and their discovery began right in the middle of all the tobacco chewing, stage coach hold ...more
Meh. It's not even worth the five minutes to review. I can't believe how long I waited for an Overdrive copy, but thankfully I didn't have to pay even a cent for this weird, goes-nowhere-interesting story.
In a word, BORING.
Don't believe the hype, there is no wild adventure here, no characteristically Crichton oddities to spice up the story. I toughed it out all the way to the end, even though it was as dry and dusty as Deadwood itself. Just a bunch of boring old bones.