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Like most of Michael Crichton's work "Congo" the movie does not reflect the book well. It is a story about a group of scientists (and a talking gorilla) with conflicting interests on a journey through the Congo jungle. Along the way they encounter an ancient race of killer gorilla-like primates, a volcano eruption and cannibal tribes.
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The review of this Book prepared by KaTinK

Killer ape-like creatures menace a computer specialist, a primatologist and others looking for diamonds on a mission to Africa.
The review of this Book prepared by Jordan

This book is about a diamond mining team that gets lost and another team must find them. A riveting adventure that is a real page-turner that we've come to excpect from MC. Will they escape from the grey gorillas, volcano and the long lost city of Zinj... with the diamonds and their lives, all deep within the heart of the Congo.
The review of this Book prepared by Chelly

Karen Ross, of Earth Resources Technology, must find a way into the Lost City of Zinj, deep in the heart of the African Congo. Accompanied by Amy,an experimental gorilla,a professor,a mercenery and a team of technicians Ross sets out to explore the thousand year mystery of the Lost City . But what they don't know can be fatal.

The review of this Book prepared by INDRAJITH KRISHNAMURTHY

An expedition to the African jungle dissapears in the aftermath of a sudden attack by a previosly un-known species of gorilla. A second expedition is sent, consisting of an African Guide, a Primatologist, a Communications Expert, and a talking gorilla named Amy.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Thorne

CONGO is a "Lost World"-type story in that a team of scientists, led by a determined young woman from a technology firm, search for diamonds deep in the heart of the African Congo. The team gets more than it bargains for, however, as they encounter the same threat that befell a previous team.
The review of this Book prepared by Marcus Wyche

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 50% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   surviving natural elements on planet Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Jungle Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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