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Top 10 Books by Michael Crichton

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I learned some sad news today.

One of my favorite authors, Michael Crichton, has died. He lost a battle with cancer at age 66.

He was a great writer, director, producer and creator. But most of all he wrote some really great novels.

In his honor, here's my Top 10 Michael Crichton books.

The thing I loved, and will always love, about MIchael Crichton novels is that right away, sometimes the first few pages, he gets you hooked to the story.
The premise is always interesting and challenging. For me, his books are very hard to put down.

And while I think all his books are fabulous, here's a top 10.


10:
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Eaters of the Dead.
A tale of an old Viking legend. Historically scary.


9.
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Congo.
Search for diamonds leads a team to discover a lost city and some crazy ass gorilla's.


8.
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Prey.
Nanotechnology scares the crap out of me now.


7.
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The Lost World.
(Sequel to Jurrassic Park.) There was a 2nd island of dinosaurs? Yeah, the one where they did the research.


6.
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The Terminal Man.
The dangers of mind control. I'll say.


5.
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The Andromeda Strain.
Scientists investigating a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that rapidly and fatally clots human blood. Can they stop it?


4.
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Disclosure.
Tackling the issue of sexual harassment from the other end. Female boss harasses a male. Very controversial.


3.
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Sphere.
The discovery of a UFO leads to a shocking find: It's ours. From the future. I totally loved this one.


2.
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Rising Sun.
A murder mystery that highlight the differences between Japanese and American cultures.
Very topical when it came out.


1.
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Jurrassic Park.
Dinosaur's come back to life, in a theme park. I wish it could happen.
Hands down, Crichton's best book.


Rest in peace Mr. Crichton. Thanks for all the wonderful books, movies, screenplays and TV shows.

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3 Comments

Didn't he also create E.R.? or is that my imagination? I'd argue that would also be a defining creation.

said Scaramouch on November 5, 2008 4:36 PM.

He also wrote Timeline. The movie was absolute crap but the book kicked ass.

R.I.P.

said Sheriff Pablo on November 5, 2008 9:40 PM.

Yes, he was the guy behind ER, one of the TVs greatest shows. I think he wrote some good books but I've always prefered Robin Cook over him, though he hasn't had as much success as Crichton.

said etantao on November 6, 2008 3:16 PM.
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