This is honestly one of the most well-written books I have ever read.
With enough science to balance out the suspense and thrill, this is truly a masterpiece.
I will admit, I only read it because of the movie and one of my relatives had a copy laying around. But I am so glad I read it. I loved the well-researched storyline and the continual message that people today really have no idea what dinosaurs were like. With concepts like whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded, nesting behavior, intellect, and hunting strategies, this book presents interesting speculation. At times the text was predictably violent. But through suspense and cliffhangers it really keeps the reader engaged.
My only complaint was that I would have liked to see more female characters. Dr. Sattler was great, but the only other main female was Lex, who was the most annoying 8-year-old I've ever encountered.
Overall a great book that I definitely recommend.