Michael Crichton

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Discovering Michael Crichton

I discovered Michael Crichton as a child when I found a script book of Westworld. I read that book cover to cover many times over the years and followed it up with the Andromeda Strain. Eventually, when Jurassic Park came out, his books became popular enough to become easy to get. That's when I read several others.

A lot of people think they know all about Jurassic Park because they've seen the films - that's sad. One of the parts in the novel I enjoyed the most was hacking the security system. There's a clever little C library trick in there.

Some good Michael Crichton related sites

The Top Three

  1. Jurassic Park
  2. The Andromeda Strain
  3. Westworld (script-book)

Selected Bibliography (Just the ones I've read)

  • Andromeda Strain
  • Eaters of the Dead
  • Congo
  • Sphere
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World
  • Timeline
  • Prey
  • State of Fear
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