Books Read this Year: 32
I liked the idea of the human race finding a way to kill off themselves from sheer stupidity. Honestly, I think that's how the world is going to end. No divine interven...mor There are very few things I've read of Michael Crichton (basically this and Timeline) but I loved them both. I really like his writing style and I like that (as far as I can tell from the two books of his I've read) he hasn't fallen into a predictable pattern. The ending of both books were different and unexpected.
I liked the idea of the human race finding a way to kill off themselves from sheer stupidity. Honestly, I think that's how the world is going to end. No divine intervention, no aliens from another planet, just somewhere someone does something completely idiotic and BAM! Bye, bye, humans. That's what made this book all the more believable. Crichton brought about the apocalypse in a way that was completely believable.
There were only two things that I didn't really like. One, the computer jargon got to be a little overwhelming, especially when he put lines of code in there. I'm not a computer expert (by far) but I know at least the basic premise of code and programs and how they work. There were still times that it took a lot of concentration to follow what he was saying.
The other thing is that the big plot point that he was alluding to throughout the book wasn't hard to figure out. I knew what was happening with Julia and Ricky, from pretty much the time Jack got there and Ricky was showing him around the facility. I don't know if that's just because I'm good at figuring that kind of stuff out or if Crichton made it THAT obvious but I would have liked a little more mystery in that department because, honestly, it kind of ruined most of the ending.
Currently Reading: Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley