He died at age 66 from a long fought private battle with cancer.
The first Michael Crichton book I read was Jurassic Park. I read this after watching the movie which came out in 1993. (I was only 12 when I read this book. As I’ve said, I’m geeky…give me a break.) After this I read Disclosure (before it came out as a movie). I was then hooked on Michael Crichton and growing up, received many of his books as Christmas gifts. I learned more about DNA and genetic mutation from The Lost World…the Bernoulli Principle (how planes stay in the air) from Airframe…quantum physics from Timeline…
As a freshman in college, I surprised an intructor, who was a NASA scientist before he retired to the north, about what I knew of quantum physics and the fact that I grasped the concept. He was even more surprised when I said that I had learned it from a book.
Michael Crichton was an extremely intelligent man. Besides his work that was translated to the big screen, he was behind the creation of ER. The man graduated from Harvard Medical School…much to his fighting it. He never went onto really practice medicine. If you have read any of Michael Crichton’s works and enjoyed them, read his book Travels. It is somewhat autobiographical and great. It was written in 1988, before he became a household name.
I will miss reading his newest delusions…
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This post was written by jjanvrin on November 6, 2008