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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Awesome novel, I'm going to miss you Michael

Every book I have read by Chrichton has been excellent. All the way from the first to last I have enjoyed Mr. Chrichton to the fullest extent and Next is no acception. I was locked in as soon as I started this novel. I did not want it to end. The subject matter is extr...
Every book I have read by Chrichton has been excellent. All the way from the first to last I have enjoyed Mr. Chrichton to the fullest extent and Next is no acception. I was locked in as soon as I started this novel. I did not want it to end. The subject matter is extremely interesting and very realistic. Michael Chrichton does do his research. I went to his website to see if he published a new novel and thats how I found out he passed. I loved his books because he is a wonderful writer and I am going to miss his stories.

posted by eoconnell on June 25, 2009

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Really didn't Like this book.

I usually enjoy anything by Michael Crichton but this book was my least favorite. It was entertaining at first and then it just lost it's edge. The plot was slow and the characters were unappealing. I just did not like it and I ended up giving the book away. (The person...
I usually enjoy anything by Michael Crichton but this book was my least favorite. It was entertaining at first and then it just lost it's edge. The plot was slow and the characters were unappealing. I just did not like it and I ended up giving the book away. (The person I gave it to didn't like it either , by the way).

posted by Ducky48 on May 14, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2006

    A Page-Turner With A Message

    Although this is an interesting study of the world of genetics, it falls short as a work of literary fiction. First of all, there is no real protagonist. All of the characters are jerks or a-holes. Secondly, there are too many characters. By the end, I had a hard time keeping track of who each one was. Although each subplot touched on another issue in the complex world of biotechnology, from whether companies can own one's genes to genetically talking animals, there were just too many of them. But Crichton keeps the pages turning. It's just that there is really no well-intentioned major character to keep the book together. If you believe Crichton, everyone is a money-hungry, immoral, selfish bastard.

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