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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature co-hosted by Never Too Fond of Books and The Housework Can Wait. This is a fun way to write about and review beloved books we haven't read in a while.

Here’s how it works:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.
2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
This week, my throwback is Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker.
Genre: Adult Fiction (Speculative Fiction)

The Blurb:
A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. She is an intelligent killer...

So begins one of the most extraordinary novels you will ever read. The time is 120 million years ago, the place is the plains of prehistoric Utah, and the eyes belong to an unforgettable heroine. Her name is Raptor Red, and she is a female Raptor dinosaur.

Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leading paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells his story from within Raptor Red's extraordinary mind, dramatizing his revolutionary theories in this exciting tale. From a tragic loss to the fierce struggle for survival to a daring migration to the Pacific Ocean to escape a deadly new predator, Raptor Red combines fact an fiction to capture for the first time the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the most magnificent, enigmatic creatures ever to walk the face of the earth.
My Review: 
I'm really bringing out my inner geek with this one, but I was still on a Jurassic Park high(not that the JP high ever really ended) at the time, and raptors completely captivated my attention to begin with. Raptor Red is a female Utahraptor and the book allows you to see what her life might have been like for a year through her eyes. Her story is full of action and surprisingly emotional as she travels with her sister and her sister's children, and a male raptor who hopes to get in Raptor Red's good graces. This is a must read for any dino lovers out there.

To learn more about Robert T. Bakker and his books, check out his Goodreads page.

1 comment :

  1. Wow, never heard of this one and shocked I missed it. I had to add it to my TBR list, looking forward to snagging a copy to read. Thanks for the great pick.
    My Throwback


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