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Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He was also the creator of the television series ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been made into thirteen films, and... show more



Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He was also the creator of the television series ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been made into thirteen films, and translated in thirty-six languages. He died in 2008.

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Birth date: October 23, 1942
Died: November 04, 2008
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Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 1 month ago
Synopsis: After a disastrous air travel accident that left passengers injured and dead, a company rep races to discover what happened amid a background of unfolding drama and deception. Review: I wasn't super excited to start this book, suspense fiction isn't really my thing, and suspense fiction ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 5 months ago
Takes the true story and uses literary license gives us a novel of how the robbery was committed. I enjoyed the book. The language was colorful and I needed the translations provided in the book. I liked how history was interspersed in the book as well as the social history of that time so I coul...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 8 months ago
As a teenager, I read a number of Crichton's books but, so far, this is the only one I have wanted to go back and read again. If you want an action-packed story, you won't be happy with Crichton's style here. Along with a highly fictionalized version of the Great Train Robbery of 1855 (aka The Great...
Class-Action Vampires
Class-Action Vampires rated it 10 months ago
Pirate Latitudes starts off strong, progresses into pulpy pirate adventure fare, and by the end gets a little rushed and hackneyed. The descriptions laid out in the beginning are engaging and florid: by the end the descriptions have the spareness of a screenplay, a form of writing that Crichton was ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Wow. What can I say about this book? It was soooo boring. So much scientific jargon, military times and reports, stuff that I think I could have glossed over if I was doing the reading. But, listening to the audiobook, the narrator reads every word and I can't really skip over them. I will admit I l...
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