Raptor Red

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Raptor Red

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Abr 4, 2007, 7:43am

I've just finished a novel, Raptor Red, with a dinosaur heroine. She has family problems, job problems, and, of course, romantic problems, but finally she gets the guy and lives happily ever after. (Obviously, this is a tongue-in-cheek summary.) The author is Robert T. Bakker who is known for his theories on hot-blooded dinosaurs. Anybody else read this? It was interesting stuff, but I know nothing about dinosaurs and wondered what better informed readers thought of the book.

Abr 7, 2007, 2:01am

I own Raptor Red but have not yet read it. I have read Bakker's Dinosaur Heresies, and it is very good. Bakker does take some "controversial" stances on some topics, and I agree with most of them. Paleontology is full of controversy, however, and due to a lack of much direct evidence, many things have not been "proven".

I got to spend most of a day with Bakker once. We talked mostly of turtles and some of the more interesting theories of dino extinction (Bakker is one of the few paleontologists who still does not agree with the asteroid/comet collision explanation for the extinction). I can say that he is very educated and a superb artist who explains topics very well and Raptor Red should not disappoint.

Editado: Abr 8, 2007, 10:29am

How neat to meet someone so interesting. I will add Dinosaur Heresies to my "to read" list. Thanks.