Very sadly Michael Crichton passed away last week. I wanted to write a post as I have enjoyed many of his books.
My favourite is Airframe, I love this book for detail that he goes into without overwhelming the reader with technical information. He turns what could be a very dry subject of accident information into a page turner, using enough technical terms and information to feel you are well informed and reading also a factual book but still keeping the book a brilliant page turner.
Other Michael Crichton books I own or have read include:-
The Andromeda Strain – One of his early books, very technical and I found it a tough read but interesting never the less.
The Great Train Robbery – Really good book
Congo – My first Michael Crichton book
Jurassic Park – So much better than the film. When given the choice I would always read a book before / instead of seeing the film. Your imagination is so much more powerful and the book is so much deeper
The Lost World
Timeline – A really interesting premise of Time travel to the medieval times
State of Fear
I know I will enjoy reading Michael Crichton’s books for many years to come, every reread gives me an additional insight. I urge anyone who hasn’t read his books to pick one up. Covering so many subjects you will easily be able to find something you love!