michael crichton

  1. THX-1138

    Favorite Crichton novel?

    I liked The Lost World, then Jurassic Park, then Sphere. I've only read like half of them though.
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    "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton

    Someone started a thread about the movie adaptation of this book (The 13th Warrior) on the film board, so I thought I'd start one about the book here. Crichton said that people either love or hate this book. I'm one of the lovers. The book is pretty unique, or at least I've not seen another...
  3. TK-421

    Michael Crichton dead at 66

    The family of Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of such historic and prehistoric science fantasies as Jurassic Park, Timeline and The Andromeda Strain, says the author has died in Los Angeles. Mr. Crichton died Tuesday at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, his family said...
  4. AE35Unit

    Michael Crichton

    Have only read a few of his,Andromeda Strain,excellent,and Sphere being of note. Never read any Jurassic Park books,no point when the films are out there,plus Conan Doyle's Lost World is far better! (And Chrichton didn't acknowledge Doyle when he wrote his The Lost World,something that upset my...
  5. direstraits

    Global Warming in fiction - Robinson vs Crichton

    [Warning Spoilers ahead] Obviously this will be best if there are people who've read both books, but I'd like to know what you guys think on the global warming scenario, and whether fiction is a great way of being educated in these issues. Kim Stanley Robinson has written a trilogy consisting...
  6. Coolhand

    Book Review- State of Fear by Michael Crichton

    Review of State of Fear. Short Version: Passable thriller, oil company propaganda or action packed science report? You decide! Long Version: HERE BE SPOILERS! ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! A surefire way to make learning more fun is to add snow mobiles and gunfights. Take Algebraic equations...
  7. Dave

    Crichton, Michael: State of Fear

    Is anyone reading this? Please tell me what you think of it. I heard a BBC Radio 4 review programme last week that slated it. They said it read like a scientific paper with real references, with a car chase every so often, just because he thought he hadn't had one for a while. No character...
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    "The Andromeda Strain", by Michael Crichton

    I began re-reading “The Andromeda Strain”, by Michael Crichton, with a bit of trepidation. Would it hold up, be as good a book as I remembered it having been? After all, it was published in 1969, a couple of months before Apollo 11 took men to the moon for the first time. There were sure to be...
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    Michael Crichton: Prey

    Prey has anyone else read this? I've been a Crichton fan for years and I was very dissapointed by this novel. To say the least it was boreing. The action sequences are no where in the range of his normal standard. And the attempt at suspence is poor. On the upside, he doesn't...
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    Michael Crichton Robbed...

    Crichton Robbed... From www.scifi.com/scifiwire: Crichton Robbed, But OK SF author Michael Crichton was robbed at gunpoint and tied up by two men who ransacked his home, but he wasn't harmed, his publicist told a newspaper. The author of Jurassic Park and Timeline and creator of the...
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    I've actually never read his books.... (Michael Crichton)

    I've actually never read his books.... ...but my sister has. That's the only thing I can contribute to the thread. She read "Jurassic Park" and liked the movie version better because the grandfather was so heartless in the book.
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    Michael Crichton Novel Readers

    Does anyone here read M.C's novels and would like to discuss them?
  13. Dave

    Michael Crichton: Timeline (book).

    Written by Michael Crichton (1942-2008) I've read several of Michael Crichton's books; 'The Terminal Man', 'Jurassic Park', 'Rising Sun' but 'Timeline' is my favourite. Many of his books have been made into films; 'The Andromeda Strain', 'Congo', 'Sphere', 'Disclosure' as well as those I've...