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Description This story is an account of the attempt, through 24 hours on a remote jungle island, to avert a global emergency - a crisis triggered by today's headlong rush to commercialize genetic engineering. more

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Description With the highest grossing film in cinema history, "Jurassic Park" invented the word "dinomania" which swept the country in 1993. Now, the events prefaced in the epilogue to that novel are explored in ... more

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Description The new thriller from one of the most famous names in writing will be the most exciting, anticipated publication of Christmas 2006. Following on from the bestselling 'Prey' and 'State of Fear', Michae... more

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Description Written by the author of the thrillers "Sphere" and "The Andromeda Strain", this is an account of physical adventure, but it is also an account by a man of science and commonsense, of his "inner trave... more

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AdvantagesInteresting and well written book

DisadvantagesTechnically occasionally over my head!

...Background: Another book recommended to me, this time by my Dentist. He raves about this author and as I'm due for a check up next week I thought I better give it a go. About the author: Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in USA on 23rd October 1942. He was probably best known as the author of 'Jurassic Park' and the creator of 'ER'. His first best seller 'The Andromeda Strain' was...

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AdvantagesIt's a page turner

Disadvantagessome academic patches slow the story

...The best win I've had with a short story competition involved the tale of a man who was treated with nanobots - tiny machines that could fix his brain at a microscopic level. Here it is if you fancy a quick read: http://www.orangelabyrinth.co.uk/web.php?id=749 Michael Crichton also writes about nanotechnology in his novel 'Prey' but in a fuller and much better developed story. It is...

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AdvantagesVery readable, good character development

DisadvantagesMaybe too many characters which weren't always fully developed

...This review is for the paperback book Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton. The book was published in paperback in 2009, and was sadly published posthumously as Michael Crichton died in 2008. The basic plot of the book is set in the 1660s and involves Captain Charles Hunter who is put in charge of a large expedition to Matanceros, a fictional island in Jamaica. He reaches there successfully, but...

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