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Author: Michael Crichton
An anthropological expedition disappears in the middle of the Congo, leaving behind a video tape that shows dark figures bearing down on them before fading to nothingness. A member of the home team travels to Africa to investigate, accompanied by a group of scientists who have trained a gorilla named Amy to communicate with humans. "Congo" was t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394513928
ISBN-10: 0394513924
Publication Date: 10/12/1980
Pages: 348
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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One of my favorite Crichton books. I can't believe how ridiculous the movie was. Read the book.
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Deep in the heart of the darkest region of the Congo, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an eight-person field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, at teh Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, supervisor Karen Ross watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated team: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside bodies--and the grainy, moving image of a dark, blurred shape. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, an extraordinary gorilla with a 620 "sign" vocabulary an a fondness for finger painting. Her recent drawing matches, with stunning accuracy, the frayed brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642--a drawing of the ancient lost city. Immediately, a new expedition is sent into the Congo, descending into a secret world where the only way out may be through the grisliest death.
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Loved Congo. Fast paced, very interesting topic. Usually books about lost anicent cities are in South America. This one's in Africa.
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