1876, stato del Wyoming: Cheyenne è l’ultimo baluardo della Frontiera, da dove cercatori d’oro e cacciatori di taglie partono per attraversare le terre dell’Ovest, le temibili Badlands, infestate da fuorilegge e indiani Sioux. Durante la notte da un treno vengono scaricate misteriose apparecchiature, sotto lo sguardo attento e determinato di un elegante uomo di città. È il professor Othniel C. Marsh, paleontologo e direttore di un’importante spedizione scientifica che promette di sconvolgere il mondo intero portando alla luce il primo fossile di dinosauro che la storia ricordi. Tra gli studenti al seguito di Marsh c’è William Johnson, ventenne rampollo di buona famiglia e fotografo in erba che, aggregatosi alla spedizione all’ultimo minuto, intende così onorare una scommessa in tutta comodità. Ma si sbaglia. Quello che Marsh e i suoi stanno cercando è talmente eccezionale che da Philadelphia un’altra missione scientifica si è già messa sulle loro tracce, capitanata dal professor Edward D. Cope. Incalzato dalla rivalità con l’avversario, Marsh rivela presto la sua vera natura, dimostrandosi disposto a intimidire, minacciare e corrompere pur di dare il proprio nome alla più grande scoperta del secolo. E quando entrambe le spedizioni restano senz’acqua e senz’armi a centinaia di miglia dal mondo civilizzato, Cope e Marsh scomparsi senza lasciare tracce, William si trova a essere l’involontario protagonista di questo scontro tra spregiudicati esploratori che cambierà la sua vita per sempre.
- ISBN: 8850251971
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 270
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 somet Leggi tutto
Nine years after the untimely demise of the bright Dr. Michael Crichton a good writer , more talented than many believed, his third posthumous novel Dragon Teeth, is published (he's been busier than numerous authors still technically alive) . If you're looking for an early version of Jurassic Park y Leggi tutto
3.5 Stars "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 fict
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 (t Leggi tutto
Such is the draw and popularity of Michael Crichton that nine years after his death, his new releases are still going to be bestsellers. Truth be told, before I began reading I knew nothing about his 2017 posthumous publication, found from notes and put together lovingly by his wife and his literary Leggi tutto
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton is a book of Crichton's I didn't like. I have read all of his and loved them all but this was so un-Crichton. It lacked the spark, the thrills, the adventure that kept me glued to the others. I was bored to tears and forced myself to finish it. I got this book from
Not what I expected, but I don't think there is anything he has written that I wouldn't love. I was hoping this would have the feel and flavor of the Jurassic Park novel, which is one of my all time top 5 books that I have read. If you are hoping for the same thing, I can tell you unequivocally this Leggi tutto
Most of us get a fuzzy feeling when an author seems to include us in an inside joke. The writer is, of course, someone we'll never meet let alone befriend, but unlike appreciating the performance of an artist or actor or musician, the musing of a writer feels more personal. In just one novel, he or
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/06/15/... I’m a huge Michael Crichton fan, but admittedly I went into Dragon Teeth with reservations. After all, posthumously published works tend to make me a little wary, and the last two novels published after Crichton’s death have Leggi tutto
All new Crichton! New in the sense that the novel is new, but not so new in the sense that this novel takes place in the late 1800's. And the verdict: it sure is a snooze. Crichton has always been hit or miss for me. He's had his gems: Jurassic Park, State of Fear, even Airframe was all right. But with Leggi tutto
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