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Re: Dinosaur mystery novel

Read it last year.  Definitely an interesting take. 

Ian Cannon
Paleontology Undergraduate
Louisiana State University

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On Mar 19, 2011, at 5:25 PM, frank bliss <frank@blissnet.com> wrote:

> Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston was pretty good as an audiobook from 
> Apple.   Lots of twists and turns, almost believable and reasonably good 
> paleontologic facts/interpretations.  Not new though, don't know if it's been 
> reviewed on the list but I give it a 3 out of 4 stars.
> Frank Bliss
> Weston, Wyoming 
> On Mar 19, 2011, at 3:49 PM, Lee Hall wrote:
>> Spoiler alert, next time?
>> Lee Hall
>> Paleontology Undergraduate
>> Museum of the Rockies
>> Montana State University
>> Bozeman, MT
>> lhall@montana.edu
>> http://sites.google.com/site/leehallpaleo/Home
>> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM,  <MKIRKALDY@aol.com> wrote:
>>> It's hard to believe that Homer Hickam spent much time on a real dig, as
>>> there is more fiction here than paleontology.  If a guy who says he is a
>>> paleontologist shows up on your land and wants to dig for fossils, do you 
>>> say
>>> okay, especially when his credentials don't check out and his crew consists
>>> of  two young women to do the work? You don't Google him?  And you buy the
>>> utensils and supplies for him.  Do you let him cut the top off the
>>> fossil-bearing hill on your land?  Do you and your ranch hand and family do 
>>>  the
>>> excavating?  And you don't call in a university paleontologist for a  second
>>> opinion?
>>> Irritating name too:  Norman "Pick"  Pickford.  What are the chances of
>>> that? SVP is said to stand for Society  of Vertebrate Paleontologists. Dr.
>>> Pickford sells fossils but is a member  thereof.
>>> Odd characters, with the Russian mob, ex-porn producers, and a
>>> heavy-drinking vegetarian ex-detective who is now a cowhand all converging 
>>> on a  ranch
>>> in Montana.  Everything isn't as it seems, and there is the  obligatory
>>> nutso scene at the end.
>>> Unless you could somehow  generate 3000 lbs. of force, could you stab and
>>> kill someone with a T. rex  tooth?
>>> Mary
>>> ----------------
>>> In a message dated 1/9/2011  12:19:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>>> danchure@easilink.com writes:
>>> A   review of the new novel "The Dinosaur Hunter", a story involving a
>>> retired  homicide detective, paleontologists, ranchers  cattle slayings,
>>> federal  land managers, and a "mother load of rare dinosaur fossils" can
>>> be read  at
>>> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/7/book-review-the-dinosaur-hunt
>>> er/
>>> Dan
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