The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities...Is a loved one missing body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Has... show more
The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities...Is a loved one missing body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey? We live in a GENETIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. There are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes ...Are you ready for what comes NEXT in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?
Publish date: August 6th 2007
Pages no: 495
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Aside from the obvious puns about how this was the Next book I was going to read, and that my wife was going to read it Next.... So this was one of the least enjoyable Michael Crichton books out there. All about genetics, genetically modifying organisms, gene editing, gene therapy, etcetera. ...
It was a. ok book. I received it as a present and it was light reading. I thought the plot was not very complex.
1.5Next is a very well-researched book. And that’s the only good thing I can say about it.The characters were too many and too unmemorable; I forgot nearly all of them as soon as they were mentioned. The stuff on stem-cells and genes and biotechnology was excruciatingly boring. The story was over-ex...
DNFAbandon ship! A case of too many characters, scene changes and my growing boredom led to this sad state of affairs.
Most of the characters in this story were not very likable, so for that I would have given it a 2. However, Crichton's newspaper excerpts (oh, the wit!) and engaging subject matter were enough to raise it to maybe a 3.5. Most people, it seems, would probably not enjoy this book much, but I thought i...
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