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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 304/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
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
The Drops of God 1
Shu Okimoto, Tadashi Agi

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

Jurassic Park - Scott Brick, Michael Crichton

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.