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ISBN:
0099320819
Author:
michael crichton
Category:
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Language:
English
Publisher:
/78Ballantine paperback; Pf edition (1993)
Pages:
370 pages
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Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. Crichton calls Congo.

Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. Crichton calls Congo a lost world novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's title.

John Michael Crichton (/ˈkraɪtən/; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films

John Michael Crichton (/ˈkraɪtən/; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films. His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology.

Here is how Michael Crichton describes Amy, the principal love object in "Congo": "She could be coy, she responded to flattery, she was preoccupied with her appearance, loved make-up, and was very fussy about the collar of the sweaters she wore in the winter. Although she is quite short, Amy weighs 140 pounds. Battle of the Sexes: "Congo" by Michael Crichton.

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John Michael Crichton, known as Michael Crichton, was born on October 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his way through Harvard University and Harvard Medical School by writing novels. One of these, The Andromeda Strain (1969), became a bestseller

John Michael Crichton, known as Michael Crichton, was born on October 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. One of these, The Andromeda Strain (1969), became a bestseller. After graduating summa cum laude, Crichton was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in California before becoming a full-time writer and film director.

We spotlight Michael Crichton's book Congo at The Official Site of Michael Crichton. This despite the fact that I had modeled Amy on a real signing gorilla, Koko, then at Stanford University. I considered Koko to be pretty famous. After all, she had been twice on the cover of National Geographic magazine, and once on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Koko had also been interviewed on television, where with quick hand gestures she complained about the bright lights, and told the TV interviewer to go away.

Электронная книга "Congo", Michael Crichton. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Congo" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo.

Michael Crichton Biography - Born in Chicago on October 23, 1942, Michael Crichton rose . Crichton’s first book, Odds On was published in 1966 under the pen name of John Lange.

Michael Crichton Biography - Born in Chicago on October 23, 1942, Michael Crichton rose to fame when director Steven Spielberg adapted his book Jurassic Park to screen, making it th. One year later came Scratch One followed by Easy go and A Case of Need which won him an Edgar Award in 1969. The year 1969 was an important one for Michael Crichton; he published three books including The Andromeda Strain, the most significant novel of his career, The Andromeda Strain became a best selling title and in 1971 was released as a film directed by Robert Wise.

Michael Crichton wrote fast paced, often cautionary books. The book contains black and white and color pictures of Johns's work. Crichton knew Johns and collected some of his art, which is why he agreed to write the catalog. Find a list of all his books, including his early work written under the pseudonym John Lange. 1983-'Electronic Life'. This nonfiction book was written to introduce readers to computers and how to use them.

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  • Winn
Outstanding read! This book was written in 1980 at the relative beginning of Crighton's writing career, but you can see already the level of genius in the meticulous crafting and beautiful story telling that Crighton has become known for in his writings. In some ways, this novel could be regarded as a precursor to some of Crighton's later blockbusters such as Jurassic Park and Lost World as it is truly an exciting adventure book which takes us into the mysterious and unknown lands of Africa. But what makes this book a real masterpiece is the level of research and actual facts that Crighton has incorporated in this novel, giving it a sense of reality. I highly recommend this book.
  • Cordanara
I just got done reading the book and i have never read a book by Michael Crichton. I really enjoyed the movie when I was little and thought hey why not try the book because the book is usually better than the movie. it is definitely better than the movie. I have no complains about the book. the only bad thing i will say is that the end let me down a bit and seemed a bit rushed but over all the book was awesome. It kept me coming back and wanting to know what happened next and it actually had some really cool facts in it as well. im now reading Jurassic Park and am loving it. really glad my friend told me about him and his books. if you're looking for a cheap book and a good story i would definitely get it. hope this helps
  • Doomredeemer
CONGO (1980) follows the exploits of a small high-tech team of explorers, in an international super-stakes race to find a special diamond mine in the remote jungle, following up an advanced team of explorers that was completely wiped out before them.

This story is interesting in its own right - but provides an additional benefit of a history lesson into the Silicon Valley mindset of the computer high-tech world, in 1980 during the beginning of the Microprocessor Revolution (at the height of the Z-80 based CP/M and Pac-Man computer era, just before the world-changing introduction of the IBM PC using Microsoft DOS the next year... other than with specialized Video Games built for expensive, Arcade-based consoles, costing a quarter for just about 3-4 minutes of playing time, it was a "text-based" computer screen world - with Windows based computers not gaining a full foothold with Windows 3.1, for another dozen years).
  • Landaron
This book is pretty good. For when it was written I can't say I know tons and tons about other books that were popular. I can say that almost everyone I know has a strong dislike for the film they made based on this novel. I however, always held the movie as a classic silly favorite. That being said, the book felt a little boring to me. Maybe it's because I read it right after reading jurassic park, maybe it's just because its boring. In any event, if you're on the fence about reading this one, I'd say go for it anyway. The science aspect of the story is certainly cool. I just don't know that I'd ever read it a second time.
  • Hirah
This novel is undoubtedly well-written, though I felt the characters were more like sketches than real people, and the book far surpasses the movie version. While the premise of the novel may seem ridiculous at times, it was fun (and educational in many ways) to follow. Chrichton obviously does his research. I enjoyed his Jurassic Park novels more in terms of content, but the story here of a group of people (and one "talking" gorilla) trekking through the Congo to find out what happened to their colleagues on an earlier expedition is entertaining enough. There are a lot of over-the-top scenes and a bit too much conflict (civil war; a volcano on the verge of erupting; dangerous indigenous tribes in the jungle; dangerously-competitive corporate rivals; mutant, murderous gorillas; etc.), but if you can overlook the melodrama, it's a good read.
  • Rarranere
I love Michael Crichton. You read this mesmerizing story, turning page after page. When you are done, you realize that you have learned something. Something about something Big - and important. I love that talent and caring. I am sure many people in this world miss this man. Long May You
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  • Dishadel
Only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I just finished some of his other books (Jurassic Park, Lost World). Those are 5 star books and excellent reading. Congo was enjoyable and a very good read, so 4 stars. I would reccom me reading almost any of Crichton’s books.
An excellent novel and the true story of a real team of scientists that entered the Virunga volcanic basin in 1979. As usual, Crichton mixes scientific reason with an incredible story. In this case he used the real audiotapes from ERTS and interviews of the scientists to recreate the story for us. Truly wonderful and hard to put down.