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Congo - Michael Crichton
Congo
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of... show more
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies -- all motionless except for one moving image -- a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition -- along with Amy -- is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780060541835 (0060541830)
Publisher: Avon
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
3.0 Congo by Michael Crichton
Congo isn't Michael Crichton's best work, but it's good, and it's good in that special Crichton way -- heavily researched, fast-paced, tense, and exciting -- that makes it better than most books of its kind. It's about an expedition into the African rainforest, to the Lost City of Zinj, where apes o...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
4.0 Congo
Don't judge me.I read Jurassic Park as a kid and remember loving it since I didn't have the money to go see the movie when it first came out, but I was an undiscriminating twelve years old at the time. I felt the stirrings of adventure covering Stanley's escapades in Africa teaching imperialism and ...
The Reading Obsession
The Reading Obsession rated it
3.0 Congo
I asked my friend what this was about before I read it, and she said something like,"A monkey fetish."Well, you have to admit she was right.
norma
norma rated it
3.0 Congo
It's okay. I liked Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park better. But maybe good summer reading?
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
i'm having a little trouble with myself right now. i just gave this one 4 stars and Inner-Snob Mark is getting very twitchy, almost trigger-happy, ready to take control of my favorite hand and bump this one down to 3 stars. never fear, i have a tight rein on Inner-Snob Mark and have carefully compar...
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