Search Results: "Michael Crichton"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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PREY by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"Disappointing effort from an author who simply refuses to change an old, tired template."
Nanotechnology goes homicidal in the latest of this author's ever-more self-derivative thrillers. Read full book review >

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CONGO by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1980

"Amy relationship, makes this—page for page—the classiest junk-food entertainment in quite some time."
Entertainer-educator Crichton, that clever devil, has done it again—by dressing up one of the oldest book/movie scenarios around with enough capsulized science, history, and geography to keep readers happily on their toes. Read full book review >

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TIMELINE by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1999

So you think, along with all those benighted scientists, that the physical world has been pretty completely explained, and there's not likely to be anything new under the sun? Read full book review >

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RISING SUN by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1992

"Brilliantly calculated Japan-bashing that's bound, for better or for worse, to attract controversy and a huge readership."
The Yellow Menace returns in Crichton's shocking, didactic, enormously clever new mystery-thriller—only now he wears a three-piece suit and aims to dominate America through force of finance, not arms. Read full book review >

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DRAGON TEETH by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Falls short of Crichton's many blockbusters, but fun reading nonetheless, especially for those interested in the early days of American paleontology."
In 1876, professor Edward Cope takes a group of students to the unforgiving American West to hunt for dinosaur fossils, and they make a tremendous discovery. Read full book review >

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THE LOST WORLD by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1995

"Pell-mell action and hairbreadth escapes, plus periodic commentary on the uses and abuses of science: the admirable Crichton keeps the pot boiling throughout."
Back to a Jurassic Park sideshow for another immensely entertaining adventure, this fashioned from the loose ends of Crichton's 1990 bestseller. Read full book review >

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JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

"A sure-fire best-seller."
Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok in Crichton's new, vastly entertaining science thriller. Read full book review >

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SPHERE by Michael Crichton
Released: June 8, 1987

"This sphere's as lightweight as a balloon floating up and away; but the ascent is swift, smooth, and loads of fun."
A cotton-candy science thriller, Crichton's first novel in seven years matches neither the hardcore suspense nor the wit of his The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, or Congo. Read full book review >

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EATERS OF THE DEAD by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1976

"Minor Crichton but verily, verily a diverting send-up which you'll read faster than you can say qurtaq."
Almost "verily," the amazing Michael Crichton has presented the manuscript (922 A.D.) of an Arab, Ibn Fadlan, emissary of a Caliph who recorded his three-years among the Northmen with the "tone of a tax auditor, not a bard, an anthropologist, not a dramatist." Read full book review >

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THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1975

"Surely it will be the highest-handed entertainment of the season and all the money rides, once again."
Mr. Crichton at his versatile, confident best—with all the clout of a cosh or an eel-skin or a sack or a neddy (you'll learn all this voker romeny or criminal jargon here)—has written a documentary of that heist and provided along with it a grand tour de force of the criminal underworld. Read full book review >