It is six years after the disaster at Jurassic Park and the park is closed, the island deserted, the dinosaurs are destroyed and the scientists' dream is ruined. But there are rumours that something has survived. Is the nightmare beginning again? Jurassic Park was one of the most popular books of recent years and a hugely-successful film directed by Steven Spielberg. The Lost World, the thrilling and long awaited sequel, is also a big Hollywood blockbuster. Michael Crichton has written several very successful books including Disclosure and Congo.