5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic and important novel,
This review is from: State of Fear (Paperback)
This is very well researched novel; the story is gripping and contains genuine and compelling evidence against `man-made' global warming. The book is essentially Crichton's attack on `the march of unreason' (as the equally brilliant Dick Taverne would put it).
Along the way the narrative of the book exposes (backed up by scientific research - all fully referenced I might add) many of the `truths' we're fed via the media & eco-fundamentals to be no more than wilful fabrications and woeful manipulation of data.
I do concur with some of the reviews that this may not be a strong a story as we've come to expect from Crichton, but in a world where we are increasing shown only one side of a debate (and the notion of man-made global warming is still very much in the throes of scientific debate as I write this) any semblance of reason, truth and rational argument should be firmly grasped with both hands and celebrated accordingly (hence the 5 stars)
All in all the book makes for an amazingly thought provoking and enjoyable read