Saturday, October 27, 2012

#BookReview Prey by Michael Crichton

PreyPrey by Michael Crichton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Exciting and suspenseful. Too bad it turned into a horror flick with the grossness of the dead bodies. That part when the hero got his foot stuck in the chest of his teammate was especially hokey.

The entire hive felt like it was out of a alien-like horror movie. I was kind of frustrated that it took them so long to figure out that the virus could defeat the e. coli assemblers. The plot dragged on and on as they tried to fight it with conventional weapons, blowing up things, etc. I had already figured out that Julia was colonized by the particles. I also don't like the loose end about the cause of the accident. Perhaps the real Julia wanted out, but the particle man caused her to crash.

A bit slow at the beginning, but picked up after the rabbit died.

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  1. Yeah, well don't read Micro, then. It's much the same as Prey, only the characters are worse (I actually thought I was rereading Prey). The storyline, like most Crichton, is decent, but being that Micro was co-authored after his death, actually diminishes from Crichton's already paper-thin characters. I miss this guy, but he hadn't written a decent novel since Airframe.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. His characters feel like props. Oh well, he had some good ones earlier.


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