Micro

Michael Crichton Richard Preston


Micro

Micro

  • Title: Micro
  • Author: Michael Crichton Richard Preston
  • ISBN: 9780062094735
  • Page: 263
  • Format: ebook



In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion Completed byIn the vein of Jurassic Park, this high concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting edge entertainment.


Recent Comments "Micro"

What a disappointment. I stopped halfway— at the time I really couldn't continue; I've never been irritated by a book before but I did rally round and read to the end of the thing. I'm assuming my irritation was in part because of my expectations—‘an unfinished Crichton novel!’ I thought—what fun! But this isn't Crichton: whoever Mr Preston is, he's a cheap impostor whose prose employs words like 'goop', 'gunk' and 'goo'. Crichton didn't.But then there's the technology. Crichton's time [...]

Do you believe in redemption?We often abandon authors once they disappoint us, and Michael Crichton never really found his way again after 1990's Jurassic Park. In fact, in his later works Crichton seemed to spiral out of control, so I'd more or less given up on him. And I don't think I was the only one. Thankfully, Crichton's new book Micro could easily be adapted for film, suggesting that he had returned to form before he passed away in 2008.There will be a temptation to compare Micro to Prey, [...]

There should be a law against authors finishing up other authors' books. It never ends well.But I do not think Richard Preston did all that much damage to the novel. In fact, from the unfinished introduction by Michael Crichton at the beginning of the book, Crichton appears to be in his preachy mode as he was in his most annoying books like his Japanophobic Rising Sun and his rant against the idea of global warming titled State of Fear. The fact that Crichton was already writing an intro may be [...]

Πέρασα ωραία διαβάζοντας τον Μικρόκοσμο. Εντάξει έχει αρκετά θεματάκια σαν βιβλίο. Η πλοκή είναι λίγο έως πολύ προβλέψιμη και επίσης η υπόθεση από την αρχή δεν στέκει. Π.χ. Ο κακός αντί να σκοτώσει τους ήρωες επιτόπου, αποφασίζει να τους κάνει μικροσκοπικούς –ναι, για να του [...]

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" meets "And Then There Were None" in this lame attempt at pseudo-science fiction. Now, I'm all for the suspension of disbelief, but a magnetic field that shrinks people and machines down to half an inch, in seconds, without any kind of structural damage? Please. Dinosaurs, time machines, nano bots, no problem. But a shrink ray is going to take a bit more convincing. Shall I add that the idea of having seven grad students in the same lab, all of whom happen to be working [...]

I read this about a month ago, and only now have I realized that this needs a better review from me. For a Crichton (or half a Crichton) novel, this really has a low rating. At first I couldn't understand why, because this really has to be one of my favorite novels.After reading a lot of reviews, I realized that people were rating this book based on their past experience with Crichton's novels. I will be honest and say that this was my first novel of Crichton, so maybe that's the reason for my l [...]

Επτά μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές στο πανεπιστήμιο του Κέμπριτζ αποδέχονται την πρόταση του Βιν Ντρέικ να επισκεφθούν τις εγκαταστάσεις της εταιρείας μικροτεχνολογίας Νάνιτζεν στη Χαβάη. Μία ημέρα πριν την αναχώρησή τους, ο Πίτερ Τζάνσεν, ένας από τους επτά φοιτητές, λαμβάνει [...]

That was lame. Good thing Michael Crichton was dead, so he wasn't around for this piece of junk. A lot of Crichton's books have a far-fetched wacky sciency central idea, but he somehow made them interesting and they worked. (view spoiler)[This is just a rehash of "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" with killer micro-bots. I thought it was headed there, but I hoped there wouldn't be magically shrinking humans. But, that was it. A bunch of Cambridge PhD students working in a lab get a visit from Nanigen exe [...]

Disappointing. All the characters were so stock. The greedy bad guy did bad things because he's a greedy bad guy. No nuance. No finesse.

M.C. wrote facinating fiction while alive--will see how he does with the handicap of death. Optimistic. Ok, no longer optimistic. It started interesting but lacked M C's attention to scientific detail and storytelling ability. I have read books like this where a loved author started it and someone else finished. Sometimes good, rarely great. In this instance, not so great. An ok read but disappointing to to its anchestry and my hopes. A book contract was fulfilled, some money was made, library f [...]

Michael Crichton was an idea guy and apparently a busy man. So far, two books have been published with his name on them after his death. The first, Pirate Latitudes, was completed by Crichton, though the writing is uneven and thus it was probably edited after his death.Micro is another story. Clearly, the writing style in the first third of the book is Crichton's, with emphasis on the "gee whiz" scientific aspects of the story that so often (and welcomely) permeates his books. The last two third [...]

I was really happy to discover a last Michael Crichton book, but what a disappointment. This is not Crichton. It's like a high school student wrote it. As a writer, I'm putting it in my will that nobody can finish any unfinished books of mine after seeing what they've done with this. What a shame. I can see where the new author kicked in writing this & it is not good.

This was awful! The premise is stupid. The writing is bad,the characters are flat. The only thing that sells this novel is Crichton's name. Unfortunately, the other guy probably wrote it.

3.5 stars out of 5.This book can be summed up in one gif -Disclaimer: A little suspension on disbelief is required by the reader to read Micro (or any other MC book, for that matter). Nanigen is a robotics company which recruits seven graduate students (each from a different field) as part of its research team. Nanigen is light-years ahead in its technology, seeing as how its scientists have come up with a "tensor generator" which is able to shrink humans to micro sizes. Teams have been successf [...]

Eight Things I Learned from Reading Micro:1. Hawaii must be a wonderland of plant biodiversity, because you can be half an inch tall and still find all of the ingredients for curare in the course of a single morning, not to mention the nut necessary to start a fire so you can cook said curare. 2. The brutality of your death is inversely proportional to how interesting you are as a person. For instance, if you are a brilliant venom expert with strong leadership skills and great personal charisma, [...]

I have no problem proclaiming my love and adoration of the late, great Michael Crichton. Where he has always lacked in characterization and crafting language, he has always told big stories with big ideas. He was first and foremost an ideas man, and much like Jules Verne 150 years earlier, the concepts took center stage while characters and whatnot hung back in the shadows, only peeking out when necessary to the plot.This is probably my least favorite Crichton novel, and I've read them all (excl [...]

**There are some "kind-of" spoilers, but if you've read any Crighton, you won't be surprised. Just FYI**I opened this book yesterday, and finished it before I went to bed. I couldn't put it down. The concept was intriguing, and the glimpse into the micro-world was pretty cool. Like all Crighton books, it's graphic and descriptive in its violence. It has some language, for sure. And there's even a giant boob. The dialogue was often cheesy and predictable, but some of it was great. Of course, near [...]

I have to admit, I was concerned. The reviews of “Micro” seemed so lackluster that I was almost afraid to read it. I wondered if it would taint the memory of an author I really admire. Sure, I knew the reigns were handed off to Richard Preston—a notable author in his own right—but as an author myself, I also know how difficult it would be to pick up someone else’s work and not only finish it, but do it in a way that would please that author’s fans. An author’s voice is unique. To d [...]

This is not a good book. It's even worse than Michael Crichton's "Next". Despite this, I actually quite enjoyed it, probably because it was a quick and entertaining read. No surprises or twists and a very easy plot. The experience can be compared to eating a big mac and drinking a cheap wine with it - it fills you up for the moment while numbing your brain.It's very difficult to give any sort of synopsis without revealing too much. I had feared the book would be very much like "Prey", but it's n [...]

I read this in one sitting today. Then I realized that there would be no more new Michael Crichton books after I finish his other posthumous novel, and what a sad finality to have to finally read what Crichton was reportedly working on when he was battling cancer. Now I'll simply have to make do with rereading his previous books. The choice of Richard Preston, the guy who wrote the harrowing The Hot Zone and oh-yes-yes Cobra Event and whose pedigree includes being a brother to don't-get-me-start [...]

Ένα ενδιαφέρον μυθιστόρημα με μια αρκετά πρωτότυπη ιδέα. Καλογραμμένο, με συνεχείς δράση και απίστευτες σκηνές! Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες οι επιστημονικές λεπτομέρειες σχετικά με το ζωικό βασίλειο του μικρόκοσμου αλλά και των φυτών. Ο Michael Crichton μας υπενθυμίζει πόσο υπέροχος και [...]

In Micro, an evil nanotechnology company with its dastardly and malevolent CEO, Tim Drake, are killing off employees. They go on a recruiting mission to lure the young minds of the future into their evil clutches, when one of the scientists’ brother, Eric Jansen, who is an executive of with this company, goes missing and warns his brother not to come to the island. This leads to Drake shrinking the young scientists to a half inch in size and forcing them to fend for their lives in the wilds of [...]

I really really liked it.

Nano-techno thriller - fun at times, but pretty frightening mostlyKudos to Richard Preston, who had the daunting task of completing the inimitable Michael Crichton's last work. It's Honey I Shrunk the Kids with real bad guys, and it gets frightening at times. But if you're a Crichton fan or anyone else, give this one a shot.

OK, before I start with my review i just want to point out that a movie based on this book is rumored to be in the works. I believe I read Disney bought the rights for it and the other Crichton's book called Pirate Latitudes. This could be good and bad since it is sure to be rated PG or PG-13 with minimum on screen violence. Basically, it could be just another version of Honey, I shrunk the Kids movie. Anyway, on to the book. The concept of small humans surviving the environment and being chased [...]

Αυτό είναι το τελευταίο βιβλίο του Μάικλ Κράιτον, το οποίο ξεκίνησε να γράφει το 2008 αλλά δεν πρόλαβε να το ολοκληρώσει ο ίδιος, λόγω του θανάτου του. Γι'αυτό ανατέθηκε στον γνωστό συγγραφέα Ρίτσαρντ Πρέστον να ολοκληρώσει την ιστορία. Στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες εκδόθηκε το 2011 [...]

This book deserves a 3.5 stars. As I said, as a long time Crichton fan, I probably came equipped with an overly high expectation. The book started out slow, with lots of loose ends that needed to be tied together, but came together nicely at around 30%. Without giving too much away, I'd have to say Crichton's high-tech, breakthrough technology is here, as well as the thrill factor, so the book is a page-turner. The general idea of the plot was good, and the story could be easily adapted into a m [...]

You might think that my low rating indicates that I didn't like this book. This is not so, it's just that "ratings" or even "words" are an insufficient mode of expression to describe the experience of this, Crichton's last novel. No, to truly understand the sense of wonder, incredulity really, that this book inspires, a more subtle form is required. I'll go further: while many of MCs other books lend themselves to reinterpretation as B movies, Micro would probably be best experienced as an inter [...]

Essentially a grown-up, horror version of HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS. Great science from Chricton as always, but very violent and the characters were interchangeable. Bad guy is also a bit of a mustache twirler. All in all, a decent, but unmemorable outing.

Frankly, it was not what I was looking for from Crichton. Nevertheless, a good read.


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