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Michael Crichton

post #1 of 16
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I'm sad. I just found out Michael Crichton died. He wrote Jurassic Park, The Lost World, created ER, Sphere, and The Andromeda Strain among many others. He's one of my favorite authors.
post #2 of 16
Oh! That's so sad. I became a big fan of his after The Andromeda Strain.
post #3 of 16
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I think he has one more book that he finished set to be released December 2008. It looks like it doesn't have a title though.
post #4 of 16
oh so sad I did not know that.
post #5 of 16
I am soo sad to hear this He is my absolute favorite author My favorite book of his was, "Prey." It's an excellent read for those of you who like his work! I am soo sad he passed on We lost a truely talented guy.
post #6 of 16
That is too bad. He wasn't that old was he? The last time I saw him on an interview, he didn't appear to be old, old, but mature. So sad.
post #7 of 16
He was a brilliant writer, it's so sad.
post #8 of 16
Noooooooooo. He's one of my favourite authors. Prey is also my favourite of his. He will be missed.
post #9 of 16
Thought I'd post a few links to his story. The reports are saying that he died of cancer (he apparently kept his struggle with it private.) He passed on yesterday. He was only 66.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,447384,00.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4575403.shtml
post #10 of 16
I was very saddened to hear about his death. I especially liked Rising Sun and the Great Train Robbery, and his autobiography (the name of which escapes me now--I read it many years ago).
post #11 of 16
I just saw that on my home page. How sad!

He lived a charmed life and he won't be forgotten.
post #12 of 16
So sad May he Rest in Peace
post #13 of 16
I was a big fan, also, though his denial of global climate change mystified me. If you haven't looked into his nonfiction, you might enjoy it very much -- "Five Patients" is the title, I think, of the book that inspired ER, and he also wrote a sort of partial autobiography called "Travels" that I dearly love.
post #14 of 16
RIP to him...
post #15 of 16
I understand he wrote Andromeda Strain while he was still in school. Medical school, maybe?

My favorite of his books was "Timeline." It was made into a movie, but it really didn't capture the spirit of the book.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I understand he wrote Andromeda Strain while he was still in school. Medical school, maybe?
That's right -- I don't think he ever got to practice medicine at all, because he was a best-selling author before he finished school!

Nobody has mentioned "Disclosure," which I think is excellent. Not so much science as some of the others, but a very intricate and well-told story.
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