Dinosaurs adventures are AWESOME!!
I finally finished going through "The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle, and here's my review/thoughts on the:
The start of this story was a bit boring for me since romance stories don't interest me much (even though it was Edward Malone's unrequited love that lead him into the adventure). The author masterfully describes Challenger at the start. Challenger is a bit too aggressive, but he's clever and kind to his wife. It was a slow and steady intro, but gradually got more eventful. A fight between a reporter and scientist, then a very active conference. How the group travels to South America in a way based on actual 19th century travels there, and how they meet the Natives, all made the story more realistic, in which I liked. I didn't know bamboos grow in South America until it was mentioned here.
This is where it actually starts! Finally halfway through the story, live dinos come into action! A Pterodactyl herd, a Iguanodon encounter, and even a T-Rex attack (I think it was a T-Rex like dino). I was surprised to see smart Apes in a war with a tribe of small people in the same land as the dinosaurs. That natives tribe even keeps Iguanodons like cows! WoW! The middle was the best, most action packed part of the story. A part I liked was that where Malone just went walking in the night to a lake so far, and on the way back he simply fell into a trap for Apes or dinosaurs while running away from a dino. Something strange was that attack on Malone where his head was almost twisted off. I would like to note that John Roxton is a great hunter (good thing he came along), and that Zambo is simply a great person (considering his loyalty and kindness).
After all that hardship, at last a return home. Even after the long journey and live Pterodactyl specimen, I'm sure that some people were probably still doubtful. I think that Gladys was simply a self centered person, the wrong girl to fall for. Good thing he realized reality, even though too late. At least he learned some life lessons from that dangerous adventure, and gained some good friends.Summerlee was quite smart to make a profit out of crystals from the blue clay (and share it with the three others of course). The ending of this novel seemed satisfying.
End of review/thoughts on "The Lost World". (It would be exciting IF it was real!)