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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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Lazy days
Lazy days rated it 6 months ago
I’m surprised that it’s taken this long for me to read a pandemic book given we are deep as hell, right smack in the midst of a real life one. I love virus books, I love viruses that turn peeps into zombies, I love viruses that wipe out the world with an epic good vs evil battle aka the legendary, T...
CandleNekra
CandleNekra rated it 1 year ago
Michael Crichton is a very creative and unique story teller. His works often draws us in and takes us to a world thought impossible but believable. Personally, his stories are some of the factors that forwarded my reading frenzy. Despite his successes, however, of course there will be a few that wou...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 1 year ago
Every single person involved in the publication of this novel owes Michael Crichton’s ghost a big fat apology. The first half is basically a piratical Ocean’s 8 with an impossible heist in an impregnable Spanish fort. That part was decent enough, but then the second half spectacularly jumps the sh...
N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 2 years ago
Great premise and I love that it's bio hard science fiction, a sub-genre of which I wish there were more shining examples. Especially given recent advances in genetics, neuroscience, and prostheses, I feel as though there are lot of questions related to the intersection of science and society that t...
Level up!
Level up! rated it 2 years ago
Honey, I shrunk the grad students! I was hesitant going into this, as I think that State of Fear completely destroyed my admiration for Crichton. This one got off to a rocky start. So, apparently this book was mostly finished before Crichton died (from cancer, or from a secret government micro...
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