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Crichton, Michael

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Best known as the author of The Andromedia Strain and Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton is the award-winning, bestselling author dubbed "the father of the techno-thriller."

Cheryl Clark - 07:20pm Oct 8, 1998 PST(#1 of 10)

I'm an avid reader as well as a writer. Michael Crichton is at the top of the pyramid. Jurassic Park is his best, in my opinion (But it's so hard to choose!). His screenplays (Coma, Twister) as well as his books are masterpieces of pacing, characterization, and compelling suspense. A Case of Need was the movie The Carey Treatment, a great suspense movie of the 70s. I didn't know who wrote the book then but was not surprised to learn it was Crichton.

Su Henry - 02:10pm Oct 21, 1998 PST(#2 of 10)

I can't believe there's only one message here!! I just read Sphere............ WOW! It was intense. I couldn't put it down. One of the best I've read in a long time by anybody. And I read a novel every week or two, mostly mysteries or sci-fi. Since I tend to find a good author and read everything she/he has written, I guess now I have to find all of Crichton's works and get busy.

Hope more people add to this one!

Richard Rust - 08:54am Dec 27, 1998 PST(#3 of 10)

I can't believe there are no other posts than these!

This is an author with staying power.

From A Case of Need to ER, he has an excellent reputation, and I can't wait for his next book.

Cyclone FF - 04:08pm Apr 12, 1999 PST(#4 of 10)

I have read all of his books and have enjoyed congo, sphere, and jurassic park the most. There is always an interesting and unpredictibality about his writing. It makes you keep turning the pages. `

Bonnie Mann - 02:29pm Aug 2, 1999 PST(#5 of 10)

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but I noticed that the books you mostly mentioned by name were the science fiction related novels (i.e. Jurassic Park and Spere).

While I like Jurassic Park, I find the only novels of his I am able to truly enjoy are the science fiction ones.

I have tried reading the others like Airframe and Disclosure. I found that the only emotions that he seems to write about are fear and anger. These work really well in science fiction, when everything the characters see or encounter is new, but not as well when the charaters are trying to deal with serious problems in their "real" life.

From now on, I will stick to his science fiction work.

Nobuaki Furukawa - 06:55pm Mar 28, 2000 PST(#6 of 10)

Would anyone explain me the mechanic system of the time machine in Timeline? Remember, I'm a foreigner

ashish pal - 03:59am Oct 5, 2001 PST(#7 of 10)

have started reading Crichton very late,only after when i had seen some movies based on his wonder the first crichton novel i read was 'the lost world' ,and after that i read 'sphere''disclosure' and 'jurassic park'though i had already seen their movie adaptation..and i must say no movie come close to penned versions.

crichton is truly brilliant ,the way he handles every subject it appears as he is master of that field his novels not only have entertainment value but reading each novel is a learning experience. he is incomparable!!

PoisonGuy - 03:51am Apr 1, 2002 PST(#8 of 10)
I got my Nemesis pregnant!

I recently read Timeline. Once again Crichton makes the unbelievable, least for time your immersed in the book. I can always find something in a book I've read that I don't like and this one is no different, nonetheless this is a great read.

I give it 4 cyanide pills out of a potential 5!

Jennifer Mullins - 10:35pm Apr 2, 2002 PST(#9 of 10)

I recently have read the book Airframe by Michael and it was fascinating..For those of you who have read the book and enjoyed it, he is currently working on making Airframe into a movie.

Fran Hinkel - 06:16am Dec 6, 2004 PST(#10 of 10)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Michael Crichton's STATE OF FEAR on sale Dec. 7! A superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, STATE OF FEAR takes the reader on a thrill ride."

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