Sphere

Sphere

by Michael Crichton
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Sphere 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 195 reviews.
Mooslynn More than 1 year ago
It has been awhile since I have read this book and I haven't seen the movie so hopefully my memory will serve me well in this review. I remember the inability to put this book down. I was so scared and needed to find out what happened next. The supense was killing me. It combined two of my fears (deep water & the unknowing) which in my mind is a killer combination. The book was so good that I don't even have a desire to see the movie. Besides, the mind can be even more terrifying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have seen the movie, try to forget how hollywood murdered this story and look at Sphere with fresh eyes. As with other Crichton novels, this one is a real page turner. The movie jumbled the story and changed the plot completely. Here, we get to see what the sphere is actually about and what the scientists run into down there. Very psychological and a thrill to read! Read in one sitting.
The_One More than 1 year ago
The movie does this zero justice! Buy it! Borrow it! What ever you have to do, but just read it you will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give this book a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Michael Crichton shows that he's not only capable of writing an astounding thriller but he's also capable of writing an astounding psycho-thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cool book. I've read it more than once because it's such an exciting read every time. Seen the movie tons of times too, but I think it's fair to say the book is better since the movie-makers kinda skimped on a lot of the action sequences compared to the novel. The book centers around Norman, a psychologist who was approached by the government to write a report on what to do in case of alien contact. Years later (present time in the book), the government contacts him and the rest of the team he recommended in his report to investigate a spacecraft that was discovered in the South Pacific. The team goes on a deep-sea expedition to study the spacecraft, but they soon discover that the ship isn't all that alien after all. When they gain access to the inside, part of the team discovers a strange golden sphere in one of the ship's rooms. Not knowing what the purpose of it is, they return to their underwater living-quarters and wait for their ride back up to the surface. But then the story starts getting really interesting and weird things start happening, seemingly out of nowhere. With unexplained things happening left and right and crewmembers dying from strange or unknown causes, the remaining team members begin to suspect that it all might have something to do with the mysterious gold sphere and wonder if they're ever going to make it to the surface alive. One of Crichton's best works and one of my favorite sci-fi/horror novels. Definitely recommended for someone who loves Crichton's other works or someone looking for a different tone of science-fiction that keeps the setting on Earth. There's also a couple references to Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", which I thought was kinda cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I wouldn't read it again, but I thought it was good.
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Easy to follow fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in and falls asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great SI-FI thriller, I love books like this. RIP Michael
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very good
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This is the best book ive read and ive read a lot of books in my life time. I think that any one that hates this book is stupid. Im only on page # 215 and i cant put this book down at all. There are a few boring parts in the book yes but what book dosnt at least one boring part in it. My dad gave it to me to read yesterday and i had i really hard time doing anything. Not a least trying this book is crazy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael crichton is as great as lways I could barely put it down
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