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Michael Crichton

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All of his books rated from best to worst. Not many in the worst category.

Rated 0 points - posted 5 years ago by blackmonkey in category Books.
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Sphere Report Abuse
Highly intelligent individuals trapped in an underwater habitat exploring alien technology while their very thoughts become threats to their survival.
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Eaters of the Dead Report Abuse
A departure from his usual style, making for great reading about an interesting culture told from the perspective of an enlightened man. Excellent descriptions.
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Rising Sun Report Abuse
Another exploration of another culture, an other world, wrapped in a story about murder.
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Timeline Report Abuse
Time travel to medieval times. Archaeology meets history in the target era using futuristic science. As usual, there is controversial technology at work and people behind it willing to risk anything to protect a reputation.
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Airframe Report Abuse
Another techno-thriller which deviates the line between personal greed and international business.
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Disclosure Report Abuse
Great legal thriller with good characters and a sex scene which I'll never forget.
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Jurassic Park Report Abuse
Dinosaurs and people.
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Lost World Report Abuse
Dinosaurs and people again.
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The Great Train Robbery Report Abuse
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Next (2006) Report Abuse
Another multi-plot, politics vs science book with the controversy at the forefront. I appreciate the effort for the cautionary commentary but still miss Crichton's ability to set a scene with interesting, always intelligent characters and the resulting dialogue.
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State of Fear Report Abuse
At this point it was clear to me that Crichton was using his credibility and reputation to spread the word about his concerns on anything he found interesting. The characters, again, suffer from lack of care as the bigger issues cloud individual personality and interaction. I did appreciate Crichton's commentary, like always. My favorite part was the annotations at the end in which he just clearly states how he feels which probably distracted the whole writing process in the first place. Too much reality to fit into a fiction.
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Main theme: politicization of science
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Prey Report Abuse
Bordering on classic Crichton and bored Crichton, this book marks the start of books where the writing begins to suffer due to over-indulgence of techno-thrilling. The science becomes first to writing and the novel tries to rely on it. Still a good read but I'll always prefer character and plot development to scientific content.
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Micro Report Abuse
The science of the micro-world is interesting, especially about dirt life, but is only a small percentage of what's interesting in this book.
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