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RIP Michael Crichton

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Bummer. He was a great writer, and Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies. :-(

Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show "ER" and wrote the best-sellers "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain," "Sphere" and "Rising Sun," has died in Los Angeles, his public relations firm said in a news release.

Crichton died unexpectedly Tuesday "after a courageous and private battle against cancer," the release said.

He was 66.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/11/05/obit.crichton/index.html

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Hrm. Somehow, I'm not surprised. I've heard that he's been going a little somewhat senile lately. Like naming a pedophilic character in his book after critics who gave him previous bad reviews.

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That's not senile. That's writing.

I guess the Andromada Strain got him. That, or prions. Maybe he had a lysene deficiency.

(Hint, those are bad things from his books)

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I was saddened to hear about that. I've read Jurassic Park, The Lost World (JP2), Sphere, a little bit of Congo (It was too boring for my taste, but I did enjoy the movie), Timeline, and The Great Train Robbery.

Crichton had a penchant for detail, and absolutely loved applying his scientific knowledge into his books, and it's always a pleasure to read them.

I may start reading Jurassic Park again this week.

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dang this sucks... I enjoyed all of his books I read. I can remember when i was about 14 or 15 reading Jurassic Park and thinking books are way better than movies...

When people asked authors I liked to read often he was the only one I could think of..

RIP.

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Holy shit... michael chrichton is dead...

he was one of my favorite authors.

god this sucks

My favorite authors:

[x] Douglas Adams

[x] Michael Chrichton

[ ] Robert Ludlum better not die goddamit

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Damn, Crichton was my favorite writer. I've read pretty much every single one of his books (well, the fiction ones at least). So sad right now, and I was so looking forward to whatever his next book might have been. So the only living author who I enjoying reading now is Dan Brown...

Holy shit... michael chrichton is dead...

he was one of my favorite authors.

god this sucks

My favorite authors:

[x] Douglas Adams

[x] Michael Chrichton

[ ] Robert Ludlum better not die goddamit

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Robert Ludlum died back in 2001...

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