The world of reading was rocked when on November 4th, 2008, author Michael Crichton died. Readers everywhere mourned the loss of one of the world’s best storytellers. Much to our surprise and delight, the storytelling didn’t end with Crichton’s death. His estate went on to publish three more books, Pirate Latitudes, Micro, and Dragon Teeth.
I’ve just finished Dragon Teeth and it is every bit the Crichton novel we know and love. Action and adventure, science and history, and even a plot twist or two. Follow William Johnson into the Wild West as he and the expedition he travels with discover the ancient bones of dinosaurs. Set during a time when dinosaur fossils are just starting to be dug up and Darwinism is fresh on the scene, Dragon Teeth explores the disagreements between the scientific community and religious ones (Christian readers, beware. Religion doesn’t always come out looking rosy.). Far from being a treatise on evolution however, Dragon Teeth is a true adventure novel.
Christian Cautions: There are a few adult themed bits, but mostly of the PG variety. There is mention of women “plying their trade,” though vague on what that trade is exactly; there is also mention of William spending time in bed with his girlfriend, but no graphic descriptions of their actions. A few swear words pepper the book with a little added grit.