November 5, 2008, 1:10 pm

Michael Crichton

The most frightening book I ever read was “Jurassic Park”.

Far from the adventure movie we have all seen a million times, this novel was downright evil.

I read it in one sitting.

And trust me, if you want to hear every creak in the house, jump out of your skin when your cat meows, watch the hair on your arms stand straight up and feel your throat close because you have forgotten to breathe for five minutes,

Read it at 4 am when you are home alone.

I did.

And then I went out and bought every single book Michael Crighton had written.

Some of his work I loved (“Prey”) and some I found appalling (“Rising Sun”) and one of his projects has affected me every single day that I work (“ER” – via the public’s perceptions).

Geeze, I wish I could write like he does.

Like he did.

The fact that he is dead absolutely sucks.

We’ve lost a great talent, a great intellect.

I think I’ll start at the beginning and re-read the entire catalog. Wikipedia says his last novel will be released in May of 2009.

Time to pre-order.

2 Comments

  • Braden
    Braden

    November 5, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    My wife was telling me something earlier in the day and so I stopped reading the election results and listened to her. When I turned back I saw a headline on the sidebar about Michael Crichton’s death. Imagine my wife’s surprise when I suddenly shouted, and everything else went on hold while I wrote a therapeutic eulogy.

    I’m glad to see another Michael Crichton fan on the blogosphere. I’m not sure that we will see another like him for quite some time.


  • Awesome Mom
    Awesome Mom

    November 6, 2008 at 7:08 am

    I was very sad to read about his passing. I really enjoyed his books and will miss the ones that he did not get a chance to write.


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