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Saturday Book Giveaway: Books that sometimes were better movies

asulon_bellanca gets the Morgan Llewellyn books.

Thanks to my increased shelf space, I may be holding onto a few more of my more iffy paperbacks (the ones I probably won't ever reread again but might), but I still have a large enough stack of "to-be-gotten-rid-of"s to continue my Saturday book giveaways for a while yet.

This Saturday, I confess and offer up for sacrifice one of my guilty pleasures of the 90s:

Five books by Michael Crichton



Michael Crichton is kind of like John Grisham, a very talented professional in his original career who turned to writing and churned out entertaining if not terribly literary potboilers. I still occasionally enjoy Grisham's legal thrillers, and I always enjoyed Crichton's sci-fi/techno-thrillers, but the hackwork was more obvious in some of his books, particularly Sphere and Congo, and he also turned into a bit of a crank later in life, before he passed away in 2008.

Like Grisham, just about everything Michael Crichton wrote was turned into a movie, including all of the books I am giving away:

Michael Crichton


  • The Andromeda Strain
  • Congo
  • Eaters of the Dead
  • Jurassic Park
  • Disclosure (hardcover)


So, if you are a Michael Crichton fan (or would like to become one), all you have to do is comment below.

Rules:

1. Only ask for these books if you actually intend to read them. Consider posting a review here on bookish, though this is not obligatory.

2. I will choose one winner by pseudo-random arcane means.

3. You must PM me your address if you are chosen.

4. U.S. only.

I will choose someone by Friday, and post more books next Saturday.
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