Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Dragon Teeth
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novela thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate Americas western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and Williams newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the Wests most notorious characters. A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Schnoebs
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

5⭐️

William Johnson is a typical wealthy Yale student in the mid 1800s who decided to give up his summer vacation in Europe for a bet where he learns photography, and convinces a paleontologist to allow him to accompany him out west on his fossil dig. Breathtaking action scenes, one of the greatest rivalries of the time, interactions with "savage Indians," and always at risk of a shoot out, this book had my heart racing on so many occasions.

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 using this for the western prompt for #52booksin52weeks (edited) 3w
33 likes1 comment
review
TheSpineView
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this story about a young Yale student who on a dare goes west to be the photographer for a professor as he searches for bones. It was a fast paced story and had several twists to keep you interested. Excellent prose. The only thing I wished for is a little more character development. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

PaperbackPirate Wow that cover!! 2mo
TheSpineView 😊 2mo
73 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Joreads
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Mehso-so

This is an ok book. I didn‘t feel it was a strong as his other books. It is by no means a bad read but it did not live up to my expectations.

blurb
Readage
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

• Page 208, little more than halfway through. This one is dragging a bit for me but it's still a pretty good story. It seems to pick up and slow down on the regular; I like the main character enough, so that's keeping me going for now •

Pruzy It‘s been on my shelf forever 5mo
Readage @Pruzy It's good, but probably not the best introduction to Crichton 5mo
RamsFan1963 @Readage I have this on my shelves, but after the disappointment of Pirate Latitudes and Micro, I've had this one on hold. 5mo
See All 6 Comments
Readage @RamsFan1963 Right...it happens! I have not read any of his other books, not even "Jurassic Park" 5mo
Pruzy @Readage Jurassic Park was amazing! So well written. It kept me on the edge if my seat (and I had seen the movie before ever coming close to the book) 5mo
Readage @Pruzy It's definitely on the list 👍 5mo
42 likes6 comments
review
loriCB
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Fun historical fiction with some witty intellectual dialogue. Great for buffs of the Old West or dinosaur excavation.

blurb
Readage
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

• This evening's reading buddy. Cats are really the perfect reading companions...especially the lazy ones who just sit there and stare at you, and then fall asleep •

#cat #reading #readingbuddy #catcompanion #furbaby #eveningreading #readingoutdoors #readingfortwo #audiobooks #audionerd #listening #currentlyreading

DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐱❤️ 7mo
Readage @DebinHawaii 👍 She can be friendly...when she wants to!! Lol 7mo
36 likes2 comments
blurb
Readage
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

• Surprised to find this one on audio the other night. I love listening to books these days. Just started part 2 and although it's slow-going, I'm enjoying it. My first Michael Crichton 😎 •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #fiction #MichaelCrichton #history #novel

review
Sha0102
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

An adventure in the old west based on real facts , nice to read and thought-provoking for dinosaur lovers. Weak book when compared to other author's books, but compelling reading for Crichton fans.

review
CindyMyLifeIsLit
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

This is a fictionalized account of a true story—the bitter rivalry between two paleontologists in the Wild West. What‘s even stranger is that apparently Michael Crichton actually toned down the feud in the book out of fear that the truth was too unbelievable! I really enjoyed it, and I‘m not a fan of westerns!

Karkar I read this but did not realize it was based on a true story. Now I must go seek out more. 😃🤓 10mo
48 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
BookishTrish
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

#commutetunes and #booksalefind I can seem to get into a book this week at all! Here‘s hoping...

daena 💕Jeff💕 10mo
56 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
LaurenReads
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Great mix of history and fiction! Fossils, drama and the “Wild West”

Kasie I got this book at a thrift store. It looks good. Who doesn‘t love the Wild West. 11mo
79 likes1 comment
review
DarcysMom
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive
🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖

blurb
DarcysMom
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
blurb
DarcysMom
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 12mo
Leftcoastzen Great walk! 12mo
Leftcoastzen I got a 3 mile audio walk in! 12mo
DarcysMom @Leftcoastzen Woo! That is awesome! 👏👏👏👏👏 12mo
74 likes4 comments
blurb
Readage
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

• Good morning Litsy!! What are you doing today? •

MaGoose Right now, having breakfast. Later, taking my Mom to lunch and then to the doctor. I'll try to finish The Mark of Spider sometime today or tomorrow. 12mo
Readage @MaGoose Nice plans for the day 😉 12mo
dariazeoli I‘m in the throes of a case of the Mondays. Getting ready to pack my lunch bag and head to work. 12mo
See All 6 Comments
ephemeralwaltz I'm off work today!! So I'm currently relaxing with a book and coffee and leaving errands to be dealt with later this afternoon. Happy monday! 12mo
Readage @dariazeoli 🙁 Lol 12mo
Readage @ephemeralwaltz 😁 yay!! 12mo
48 likes6 comments
blurb
DarcysMom
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Another fabulously cloudy and cool day. 😍
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive

80 likes3 stack adds
blurb
DarcysMom
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
blurb
Readage
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

• Currently reading my first Michael Crichton. Page 39. Does it pick up soon? Suffering from a short attention span lately 😕 •

Traci1 Of all the Michael Crichton books I've read (which is most of them), this was by far the dullest. Sorry to say it never really picked up for me. 13mo
Traci1 Jurassic Park, on the other hand, is one of my very favorite books. Timeline is excellent as well. 13mo
Readage @Traci1 Oh poo...and this is my first MC. Perhaps I'll put it aside for now and try JP or another one. On the other hand, seeing as it's not a very long book, I might just suck it up and finish it 12mo
43 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
TheresaGivan
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Being the enigma that I am, I am reading about dinosaur bone hunting in the 1880s while sitting in the air museum I work at. And I regret none of it. Here‘s to the 7th Crichton book I‘ve read in the past 6 weeks!

24 likes1 stack add
review
Cody_Starnes
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

This was an easy read that I never wanted to put down.

review
DragonAuthors
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

In 1876, the hunt for ancient bones is more thievery than science. When a spoiled Yale student takes a bet that he can‘t survive one summer in the Wild West with paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, he‘s in way over his head.

His boss might be paranoid, but the bullets are real.

Full review at https://dragonauthors.com

#MichaelCrichton #dinosaurs #WildWest #westerns #historical #historicalfiction #19thcentury #paleontology #oldwest

review
chenchaso
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

Great read. Awesome story that holds some true events.

review
Kboltz
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Mehso-so

Michael Crichton‘s books always make you think or at least learn about something you may have never thought about. How did the first people decide that gigantic bones found in the Wild West were part of scientific history? Not his best book, I‘m sure he would have included more if he had the time and chance.

review
Mammacita
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Bailedbailed

I've read all of his works, and I just can't get into this one.

Purrsistently I heard this was an unfinished one or something published posthumously... I may be thinking of something else but I'm pretty sure it was this :/ 13mo
6 likes1 comment
review
bookaholic1
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

First time reader if this Author..glad I read it..it was interesting.

9 likes1 stack add
blurb
DGRachel
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Today‘s #blameitonlitsy #bookhaul. The tagged book is the only one not directly tied to a Litsy recommendation. 😂 Y‘all are bad for my budget. 💸💸💸💸

Andrew65 You‘ve certainly jumped into Karin Slaughter over the past two weeks. 2y
DGRachel @Andrew65 Mom finished Blindsighted and really enjoyed it, so I went ahead and picked up the rest of the Grant County series at the used bookstore since they had them all. 😊 2y
Andrew65 @DGRachel @dsfisher That‘s good! 😊 2y
See All 7 Comments
Christine11 I‘ve been working my way through the Grant County series too - I‘m loving them ! So brutal but so good 😊 2y
TrishB Some great ones there 👍🏻 2y
DGRachel @TrishB The Cruel Prince is your fault. 😂 2y
TrishB No shame 😁❤️ 2y
105 likes7 comments
review
BrittCMack
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

So much adventure and history! And Wyatt Earp!

review
Balfrea
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this quick read. It wasn't an action packed edge of your seat adventure, but kept a steady engaging rhythm. What the book did best was get me more interested in that part of the American west histories in regards to paleontology. This book revived a childhood spirit for adventure.

review
samharnold
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

A new Michael Crichton book is always a welcome especially when you are a massive fan, as I am. This is a great read with the normal combination of historical fact and fiction. This story tells of the hunt for dinosaur bones in the Wild West with an injection of Indian history. Being not just a fan of Crichton but also a keen reader on Native Americans this was just the book for me. For any fan this is a must read.

Debiw781 I loved this one! It made me want to read more about the subject too. 2y
8 likes1 comment
review
katcalvin
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

This book starts a little slow but gets really exciting. If you like stories of the wild west, you‘ll love this.

review
Addison_Reads
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

Enjoyable, quick read with an interesting "wild" west setting. Most will probably agree that this is not Crichton's best, but as a fan of his previous books, I was delighted at the chance to read him once more.

blurb
Lizbeth
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton

First book of year! If you are looking for a Western why not try one based on the historic feud between paleontologists Marsh and Cope during the era of the dinosaur wars. It is quick to read not Crichton‘s best, having been published posthumously,but an interesting time nonetheless. #bookriotreadharderchallenge #western #science #historicalfiction #readingchallenge #posthumously

blurb
Lizbeth
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

First book of year! If you are looking for a Western why not try one based on the historic feud between paleontologists Marsh and Cope during the era of the dinosaur wars. It is quick to read not Crichton‘s best, having been published posthumously,but an interesting time nonetheless. #bookriotreadharderchallenge #western #science #historicalfiction #readingchallenge #posthumously

4 likes1 stack add
blurb
Addison_Reads
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Just started today....

blurb
Bookloverforever
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

quote
samharnold
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

I love this quote. Even in this time gold was the reason behind war. Today we can question whether we went to war with Afghanistan for exactly the same reason. The hills are full of gold.

blurb
NikkiCureton
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Starting today...

1 like1 stack add
blurb
candycanejane
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

When there‘s no WiFi and everyone else is complaining #booksarebetter

Getting an early start on the 2018 #readharderchallenge with this posthumously published Crichton!

1 stack add
review
Debiw781
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

I miss Michael Crichton novels so I jumped at this one published posthumously. It's set in the old west so I was a little worried (I pretty much hate all things old western) but the lure of dinosaurs overshadowed any concerns I had. I spent a lot of time googling the very real Bone Wars and the story of these two paleontologists and the hostility between them. Loved it!

Coco My husband just finished this book, and I think it‘s finally hooked him on reading for pleasure!!! Win!!! This was his first fiction read since high school! Now to just find more he‘d like..... lol! 2y
Debiw781 @Coco that's awesome! 2y
59 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
heatherkaz
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Part historical, part fiction (take historical with a grain of salt), but interesting and exciting nonetheless! This posthumous Crichton novel was a fast and entertaining read

blurb
GinEyre22
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

Husband away fishing = lots of reading 📖🐟
#currentlyreading

blurb
AliceInWonderLibrary
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton

I've been working on getting through some stuff I have wanted to read for awhile. I haven't had time to read in what feels like forever. Thank God for audiobooks. #toobusy #workrehearsalsleeprepeat

review
Books_Wine_Repeat
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

The historical aspect was fascinating. The fiction portion was entertaining. Overall, it's a great story about two warring paleontologists with historical figures/places sprinkled in. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

[DELETED] 3803335244 I need to have more of this author in my life! Adding to my TBR! 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat @ForeverNerdy He's one of my favorites. This one was published posthumously but it's still so good. 2y
61 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
twohectobooks
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Mehso-so

A very "slight" book that focused too much on the boring fictional character and not enough on the real life insanity of the Bone Wars. It was entertaining but could've been a lot better.

review
CaliforniaCay
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

One of the perks of my job is getting to check out books for free. I finally finished my first Crichton novel, and even though it was slow at first it turned out to be really good! Way more 'wild west' than I was expecting but still plenty of action. Excited to start my next borrowed book, Wonder :)

review
AshleyC816
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Fun adventure book. No too deep, but still fun!

Megabooks Cutie! 😍 2y
4 likes1 comment
review
Abby2
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Pure Crichton! Loved it. History and adventure.

review
Aseleener
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

Another buddy read with my husband. So glad I married a reader! ❤ We both really liked this. It was my first Crichton, but not his. It's fiction about a young man who gets caught up in a rivalry between two real-life paleontologists in 1876. I love how it was based on true people and events. The story moved at a quick pace. Very enjoyable read. (Snapped this pic at the Milwaukee County Zoo this week. How perfect!) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dragon I haven't heard of this one. Stacking 📚🐉 2y
Aseleener @Dragon It just came out earlier this year. Published posthumously. 2y
34 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
heatherkaz
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image

When you go to the club store for only the essentials... And that includes a new book. #bookproblems #jurassicpark

EvieBee Love it! 2y
30 likes1 comment
review
realitysabore
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
post image
Pickpick

I know I'm not the first person to say this but I feel like this is actually a good prequel to Jurassic Park!

I found the historical elements and figures fascinating and I breezed through this in a couple of hours!

#Bookstagram #bibliophile #bookphotography #DragonTeeth #MichaelCrichton #JurassicPark