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Michael Crichton Ranked

And now kids, it is time for episode one of Sputnikbooks: My favorite author, King of the Techno Thriller: Michael Crichtonr(also known as the man who tries to use factual information or seemingly factual information the storyline more realistic) Many of his novels have been made into (bad) movies, with his most popular movie adaptions being Jurassic Park, the sequel to Jurassic Park called The Lost World, and The Great Train Robbery starring Sean Connery.
1Jurassic Park

[RATING: 4.4] a classic, even if you hadn't seen the movie or heard of the name. this novel is up there with stranger in a strange land and dune. goddamn perfect sci-fi novel. deserves a 5 all around, but then again some people are bound to hate it. again, these are assumed sputnik ratings.
2Sphere

[RATING: 4.2] whatever you do, dont watch the movie. read this book, its got the perfect blend of character development, edge of your seat thrills, sci-fi glory, crichton's perfect blur of the line between realism and fantasy, and a bit of humor thrown in. can you say Jerry?
3The Great Train Robbery

[RATING: 4.1] amazing thriller here, and crichton makes it seem like it was a true story that he himself witnessed a hundred and so years back! movies great too, then again, every movie with sean connery rocks. now imagine crichton and connery. thats why the movie rocks.
4The Andromeda Strain

[RATING: 4.0] this is why crichton is so remarkable, he can really make it seem realistic. This novel would be an absolute classic if it weren't for the ending which was somewhat of a let-down. some will go "NOOOO!" and others will remain pleasant about this novel.
5Eaters of the Dead

[RATING: 3.9] very impressive blur of historical fiction mixed into a fantasy novel.
6Disclosure

[RATING: 3.8] very unique story, twists the gender line as "what if?" scenarios in this case, men getting sexually harassed. movies not that great, dont fucking watch it.
7Congo

[RATING: 3.7] theres a reason this is such a well known thriller novel. for gods sake dont fucking watch the movie
8Airframe

[RATING: 3.6] very engaging, however a few let-downs/boring spots
9Rising Sun

[RATING: 3.6] jesus michael christ-ton, how controversial can you get during your magnum opus?
10The Lost World

[RATING: 3.5] a well done read for an author that despised every step of making a sequel
11Timeline

[RATING: 3.5] a bit weird, but crichtons good at weird
12State of Fear

[RATING: 3.3] lots of great material mixed with controversial material
13Pirate Latitudes

[RATING: 3.1] solid goodness mixed with meandering patches of boringness
14Prey

[RATING: 2.9] a fair and thorough read
15The Terminal Man

[RATING: 2.5] spot on average. had great promise, takes way too long to get into the good material. you could read the back cover and it pretty much sums up the novel, save for the ending.
16Next

[RATING: 2.0] disappointing. Has some of what michael crichton great, but lacks a lot of coherent material. he is constantly confusing and contradicting himself, with boring characters and a haywire plot. blondes are not going extinct.
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