So I read Jurassic Park a little while back, right around the time Jurassic World came out. It was a very interesting experience, having seen the movie several times. Apparently Crichton himself wrote the first draft of the film's screenplay, which was then further developed by other writers. I was surprised by just how different the book is from the film. Obviously I am used to there being differences--sometimes even substantial ones--but in this case it seemed more like the movie was an entirely different story that just happened to be based upon the same general idea and characters that the book was. It was a vast gulf of separation between the two. And while I enjoyed both, I have to say that I enjoyed the movie more. Obviously there's the nostalgia element and attachment to the movie that had been developed over the years, but I also thought that the movie simply had a heart and warmth that the book lacked. The book was colder . . . more clinical. Who here has read the book and what thoughts would you like to give?