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Rising Sun

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Very Intelligent

This book reflects Crighton's ability to research issues and place them in a believable and entertaining story. It's a bit obvious at points that he is preaching on an issue of American culture: how we are losing our country's business to Japan. It raises the brow, ma...
This book reflects Crighton's ability to research issues and place them in a believable and entertaining story. It's a bit obvious at points that he is preaching on an issue of American culture: how we are losing our country's business to Japan. It raises the brow, making the reader take a philisophical view on how our country chooses to strive. I recommend this book those who likes an intelligent, insightful read, as well as anyone who enjoys a clever suspense.

posted by Anonymous on November 29, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A great book marred

Rising Sun is good. It could have been a lot better if Crichton had not written so many economic business plans. In parts, he almost turns paragraphs into essays detailing how the Japanese are better at business than America. The mystery plot is well done and complex...
Rising Sun is good. It could have been a lot better if Crichton had not written so many economic business plans. In parts, he almost turns paragraphs into essays detailing how the Japanese are better at business than America. The mystery plot is well done and complex, but at times takes a backseat to Crichton's explanations of why the Japanese were destroying us economically when the book was written. Michael Crichton has far better books than Rising Sun. The book's only saving grace (and it is a big one) is the complex and well written mystery. Crichton's skill at writing such things shines through, but the both anti and pro Japanese business explanations marrs it badly. In conclusion? He's got far better books.

posted by Anonymous on April 29, 2001

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    DAMN GOOD

    I read the book in 3 days cuase i couldn't put it down its geat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    A compelling and disturbing mystery!

    Crichton is one of the best writers of my generation, and Rising Sun may be the perfect example why. It is suspenseful, intelligent, and unpredictable. The movie is fairly accurate to the st

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