Author Topic: R.I.P. Michael Crichton  (Read 2302 times)

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 11:34:13 PM »
That is so sad...
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 11:49:48 PM »
He will be missed.
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 12:16:28 AM »
Wow.
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 01:01:25 AM »
It is sad.
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 01:27:04 AM »
I think Andromeda Strain was one of the first sci-fi books I ever read.  :( Loved his work.

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 08:59:43 AM »
Sad day for the world... This time of year seems to be a bad time to be an author, eh? RJ last year, and now Crichton... Too early to speculate on next year? I hope it isn't Card, I want that last Ender book...
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 07:49:59 PM »
I really wanted to like Crichton's books. He had good ideas and set them in interesting stories with interesting charactersóbut the man could not write an ending to save his life. (Considering this news, that seems like a kind of gauche comment.)
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 08:39:01 PM »
M.C.'s books were the first "best-seller" type I ever read.  I realised that best-sellers are readable, just not "thinkable".

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 01:10:17 AM »
My sister told me about this the other day. His books are great, although I definitely preferred his earlier stuff. My favs are probably The Great Train Robbery and Timeline.
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 01:13:43 AM »
I really wanted to like Crichton's books. He had good ideas and set them in interesting stories with interesting charactersóbut the man could not write an ending to save his life. (Considering this news, that seems like a kind of gauche comment.)

That is a little harsh. The man just died.

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 01:20:36 AM »
And? Ookla's not going to hurt Crichton's feelings... He always accepted his due criticism with happiness.

That aside, aren't you an editor Ookla? If anyone can point out a literary flaw...

As for Crichton's endings... One happened. (Too soon, I know.)
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 01:25:21 AM »
And? Ookla's not going to hurt Crichton's feelings... He always accepted his due criticism with happiness.

That aside, aren't you an editor Ookla? If anyone can point out a literary flaw...

As for Crichton's endings... One happened. (Too soon, I know.)

And? Are you serious? Even if it's true or not, it still is pretty cold.

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2008, 03:31:39 AM »
I remembered a Crichton book that didn't have a horrible ending: Rising Sun. It was a mystery book, and the mystery got solved at the end. It wasn't a spectacular ending by any means, but it was decent.
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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2008, 04:19:35 AM »
Didn't they make a movie out of that book with Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery?