Micro

Micro

Book - 2012
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A group of graduate students accept work with a mysterious biotech company in Hawaii only to be abandoned in a treacherous wilderness when they discover their employer's dark agenda.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, [2012]
Characteristics: xiii, 536 pages : maps ; 19 cm
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780060873172
0060873175
Call Number: FICTION CRICHTON
Alternative Title: Micro : a novel

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Zozzy
Jul 07, 2018

I really enjoyed this book! I thought that the entire concept was really cool and it really got me thinking about how much of nature and the world we still haven't explored. I would have liked it if more of the characters had stayed alive and also if the ending was better wrapped up/explained because it did leave me with a few questions. Overall I really enjoyed this book and the story line and I got really hooked into it and was really cheering for the characters. A good read!!

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jachayden
Jan 23, 2018

"Honey, I shrunk the graduates."

I was disappointed that the description of this book was very misleading about the actual storyline. I wouldn't have wasted my time if I'd known. Lots of plot holes, some of which are actually pointed out in the book. Odd. Not impressed.

Completed 1/22/18.

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JaneMM
Nov 15, 2017

I agree - it would be interesting to see where the second author took over from Crichton.
I found the story to be too long - too much detail - too gory in parts. It could have been condensed and not made too much difference to the story. Great for anyone who wants the close up details of insects in Hawaii and their destructive behaviour. Why did the author kill off so many of the characters??? I am surprised that there was anyone left by the end of the book!!

PimaLib_ArturoM Feb 08, 2016

I read Michael Crichton's Micro back when it was first on PCPL's Express shelf, and I immediately loved it. As usual, Crichton's thorough research illuminates the reader's view through the dark roller coaster ride that is his writing, giving both insight into the story and to our daily lives. Don't skip this one! Even though Preston doesn't quite nail Crichton's voice the entire time, it is still worth a read.

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di0nysus
Oct 17, 2015

Loved this book. Was hard to put down.

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q730az
Aug 15, 2014

I can't understand why he's no longer with us and I still am. How could one man accomplish so much in his short time with us is amazing. To have time to write SEVEN books while being an honors student at Harvard Med School?? That just proves how inadequate the rest of us are.

I liked this book. Nanotechnology is with us now in our shampoo and so many other products. We need to think and know what it's implications are because we instantly absorb these products into our bodies…What are they doing to us? Will they turn us into…???

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JennM76
May 23, 2014

I thought this story was fascinating. I've never thought about life at the micro level, and I always walk away from his books feeling like I've learned something. It might not be the best Crichton book ever, but judged on its own merit it was quite good.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 16, 2014

This is the first novel I have read where Crichton disappointed me.

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MamaBlair
Mar 27, 2014

I found it initially hard to get into this book as it's very much a mans story (not much character development) but once people started getting killed off you can't help but get sucked in. Bit of a disappointing end but maybe that's because I wanted it to keep going! How is this not a movie? It'd make an amazing CGI feast for the eyes (...no pun intended!)

thebeadedlady Dec 28, 2013

It would be interesting to know exactly where the second author took over. This started out as a promising story, but the change in authorship is quite obvious in the second half of the book, and sadly there doesn't appear to have been much attempt to stick to Crichton's style. An average read

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JihadiConservative
Apr 16, 2014

Violence: A lot of gore, dismemberment, incineration ect...

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JihadiConservative
Apr 16, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: suspense

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JihadiConservative
Apr 16, 2014

Coarse Language: Tons of F-bombs as well as Sh*t and much more

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JihadiConservative
Apr 16, 2014

Sexual Content: A brief sex scene(not graphic)

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Apr 16, 2014

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