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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
Progress: 176/258 pages
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 189 out of 909 minutes.

Jurassic Park: A Novel - -Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged-, Michael Crichton, Scott Brick

I've finally reached the bit that I loved every time I watched the movie: the moment when the park's visitors see their first dinosaurs (Apatosaurus).

 

Book to movie comparisons (I need to rewatch the movie after listening to this, to check my memory):

 

- The beginning is very different, with tiny dinosaurs apparently running wild for months before Hammond invites visitors to check out his park.

 

- Book Hammond is very much a salesperson, and not quite likeable, despite (or because of) the enormous amounts of charm and "trust me" he slathers on. I recall movie Hammond being more likeable, although I suppose I'll see if I feel the same way after rewatching the movie.

 

- The book spends a lot more time setting the science-y stage than I remember the movie doing. Lots of info on what people have accomplished in terms of genetic engineering, DNA extraction, etc., in an effort to make "and this guy grew himself some dinosaurs" more plausible. If I were reading the book, rather than listening to it, I probably would have skimmed some of that stuff.