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Michael Crichton Compendium

A Listmania! list by Robert Carroll
 
A Case Of Need
1.  A Case Of Need by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "A superb medical 'who done it'.  Surpisingly gripping."
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The Andromeda Strain
2.  The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Top notch sci-fi thriller.  Perfect blend of action, characterisation and scientific detail.  An absolute classic."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Terminal Man
3.  The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "In stark contrast to the Andromeda Strain, has dated badly.  Still a good read if you can get past that."
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The Great Train Robbery
4.  The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "The slow build up that is required for a caper book is totally at odds with Crichton's usual style.  By half way though, you're hooked.  More a caper book than a Crichton book."
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Eaters Of The Dead
5.  Eaters Of The Dead by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Chrichton does Beowulf.  At times a hard slog (like Beowulf!) and at other times it flows perfectly.  Interesting but not gripping."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Congo
6.  Congo by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "If you've seen the film, be ready for a pleasant surprise.  Example: Karen Ross was an action hero in the film, here she is a cold, ruthless business woman.  Damn Hollywood, damn them all to hell!"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Sphere
7.  Sphere by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "My favourite Crichton, despite the movie. Perfect horror/sci-fi mix.  Scientists investigate a gaint spaceship, with 300 years of barnacle growth, at the bottom of the ocean. Then the murders start..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Jurassic Park
8.  Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Magnificent.  From the atmospheric prologue, to the intruiging hints and investigation, to the action at the park itself.  Perfect."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Rising Sun
9.  Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Complex detective story.  Absorbing from beginning to end.  How he keeps the pace so high in this genre without resorting to pantomime villains and brainless thugs is beyond me."
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Disclosure
10.  Disclosure by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Thomas Sanders isn't having the best of luck.  Passed over for promotion then accused of sexual harassment by his new boss and ex-lover.  Can he save himself from ruin?  Damn good read."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Lost World
11.  The Lost World by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Vastly underrated.  Superb pacing with engaging dialogue mixed successfully with exciting action scenes. Let down by a weak, rushed, ending.  Nothing like the film.  Thank God."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Airframe
12.  Airframe by Micheal Crichton
The list author says:
  "A story which, looking back, should be tedious, is instead both thrilling and intriguing.  A gripping read."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Timeline
13.  Timeline by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Pulp Crichton.  The time travelling part of the plot will probably date terribly, but it won't matter.  This is basically an exciting medieval romp."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Prey
14.  Prey by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "The first person narrative takes a while to get used to but once the action begins to heat up things move fast. Perhaps too fast. After the usual (excellent) slow build up, the action does not let up."
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Binary
15.  Binary by John Lange
The list author says:
  "Written under the pseudonym John Lange.  This early short story is a thrilling cat and mouse game played against the clock, as a terrorist plans a poison gas attack."
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