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any Crichton fans here?

Ramsey

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just finished Prey and Disclosure, that man never falls short of blowing my mind. He has to be one of the best out there. Such good stories and the way he conveys them, not to mention that there all plausible. just was curious if anyone else out there appreciates him.(also need to pass the time at work on this lovely memorial day:()
 
Ramsey said:
... not to mention that there all plausible...

Jurassic Park?!?
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i'm just saying, the way he rights it. he backs it up, the man does his research and makes it believable to a point
 
Ramsey said:
i'm just saying, the way he rights it. he backs it up, the man does his research and makes it believable to a point
You have got to read State of Fear! Its really not the best book he has writen(I have read all his books) but when you talk about backing things up...This takes the cake. Basicly he disproves Global Warming and really knocks all the stupid wacko Enviromentalists....It was great!
 
got two others of his i havent read yet i'm gonna get to first, then state of fear will be next. the only one of his i didnt really like was terminal man, for some reason i just havent been able to get through it.
 
Ramsey said:
got two others of his i havent read yet i'm gonna get to first, then state of fear will be next. the only one of his i didnt really like was terminal man, for some reason i just havent been able to get through it.
One of his books that is really good is called Travels (I think). Its kind of an autobiograghy. Guy has had an interesting life...Gone all the way through medical school only to find out he wanted to do something else...Been all around the world. The Andromeda Strain is another great book.

My all time favorite though was Sphere. Very scary...
 
reading sphere now. timeline, jurassic park, and the lost world are my favorites. i can get to the end of the last two and just go back to page 1 again.
 
Ramsey said:
reading sphere now. timeline, jurassic park, and the lost world are my favorites. i can get to the end of the last two and just go back to page 1 again.
I would just like to know...other then the Jurassic park movies...why every movie they make out of one his books are duds...Congo,Timeline,Disclosure...All of them horrable movies
 
because there is no way possible to put his words into pictures. jurassic park and lost world were great movies but there is abosolutely no comparison to the book
 
Ramsey said:
because there is no way possible to put his words into pictures. jurassic park and lost world were great movies but there is abosolutely no comparison to the book
Thats true but did you ever see Congo? It was a mid 90s movie with mid 70s special effects.
 
I think my favourites of his are Airframe, Congo, and Andromeda Strain.

Now, if you want real page-turners, might I recomment Preston & Child? These guys wrote Relic (butchered for the movie - Hell, they left out the very best character!) Reliquary (sequel to relic,) Cabinet of Curiosities, Thunderhead, Mount Dragon, Riptide, Ice Limit, and a couple others I haven't read yet (like Brimstone - supposed to explain a lot more about FBI Special Agent Pendergast...)

Riptide is a very interesting rendition of the old Oak Island Money Pit legend (probably the single story with the most influence on getting me to learn to read...) which should be familiar to those of you who live "Down East." Cabinet of Curiosities is a serial murder mystery with a really good twist, and Mount Dragon is a bioscience thriller.

If you haven't already, give them a go sometime... Their full proper names are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

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never heard of them, have to check them out sometime
 
My wife and I both love Chrichton and have read most of his work. But.......Prey? Sorry, I thought that book sucked. I just can't work up a sweat about a swarm of robotic gnats. I kept reading, waiting for something to come of it....and then the book ended.
 
wow, i got about 100 pages into and wondered what was going on, just a guy at home, although i still enjoyed reading it. then as it began to develop i couldnt put it down and finished it that night. i think it would make a great movie
 
Ramsey said:
wow, i got about 100 pages into and wondered what was going on, just a guy at home, although i still enjoyed reading it. then as it began to develop i couldnt put it down and finished it that night. i think it would make a great movie
Might be one of the better movies made out of his books but I didn't really care for that book as much as his other ones..Hes done alot better.
 
Eh, one of Chrichton's best angles is to give you the technical low-down on the mechanical/alien/animal antagonist, and then swing anthropomorphic, trying to humanize the enemy and give you a fix on your hero and your enemy, just so much more dramatic. I just couldn't relate to nano-gnats.
 
wasnt gnats, was a man made mechanical disease, a collective. to each his own though
 
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