Book Reviews of Disclosure

Disclosure
Disclosure
Author: Michael Crichton
ISBN-13: 9780345391056
ISBN-10: 0345391055
Publication Date: 8/29/1994
Pages: 497
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 414 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
While it pertained more to average things (businesses and sexual harrasment) than do the other books of his that I enjoy more, I REALLY enjoyed reading about this man's endeavors to see that justice prevailed.
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Helpful Score: 2
A woman scorned is a formidable thing. Especially when she's your boss. This book gives men a taste of what women have been dealing with for centuries. The book is much more engrossing than the movie because of Chrichton's superb writing.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love everything by Michael Crichton and this book was no exception. This was his book about sexual harassment that was turned into a movie starring Demi Moore. As usual, the book is better than the movie in my opinion! A real page turner from beginning to end!
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Helpful Score: 2
Crichton at his best - lots of good enjoyable reading here!
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Helpful Score: 2
I picked this up in the Airport before a flight, and was half way through it before I realized I had seen the movie a few years earlier, heh.. It's very good. I actually enjoyed it a little more than the movie, and it drew me into the story more too.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Classic Crichton, minus the science. Really, I liked this one more than most. Its modern and more easily related to things you can see happening.
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Helpful Score: 2
I like the characters. The story about sexual harassment was interestinng because a man was a victim. I have to say I thought Meredith is a crybaby.
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Helpful Score: 2
Beautiful, bright, and talented Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career.
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Although this is a work of fiction, Crichton says it is based on a true story. Principals in the case agreed to be interviewed with the understanding their names not be revealed. It's a page-turner.
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I really didn't think I would like this book, but it turned out to be another great book by Michael Crichton.
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If you loved the movie, you will love the book. However, the book is much more suspenseful.
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Thought provoking book.
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Role reversal in a sexual harassment suit starts this story off with a bang, but the main female character's character is so weak that only the side plots kept me reading. Not Crichton's best.
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A much better book than many other Michael Crichton books. I usually find his endings to be sudden and contrived. Not as much with this one. A good entertaining read for the beach or rainy day.
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Great book! Excellent read.
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Good book, by a great author
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Boilerplate Crichton - a decent quick beach read
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Good story that works out right at the end!
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This tried to be a sophisticated commentary on corporate politics and gender roles, instead it's just stupid.


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This is the first book I've read by Crichton and I was surprised. I didn't think I'd like it but it was suspensful and had me wondering.
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Love everything Crichton writes...another good one
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A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...
A shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...
A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...
These are the electrifying elements of the novel by the author of The lost World and Jurassic Park.
It is Michael Crichton at his galvanizing best...
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Great book, even better than the Michael Douglas movie.
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A very well-written and fascinating mystery. A wonderful read!
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A brutal struggle in the computer industry,a psychological game of cat and mouse.
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Basis for the movie of the same name starring Demi Moore and Michael DOuglas. As usual, book was better than the movie.
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Really good. Much more material than the movie.
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I enjoy reading Michael Crichton. This is better than the movie...in my opinion.
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I love Michael Crichton's books. They are so off the wall and hit you from behind every time. There are just so many twists and turns, that you find yourself looking totally in the wrong direction for the bad guy. Fabulous!

Tom Sanders, a guy in charge of the development and production of new computer components has expected to be promoted when the merger takes place. However, unexpectedly the position is given to a woman he used to date who in his opinion has zero experience for ...more I love Michael Crichton's books. They are so off the wall and hit you from behind every time. There are just so many twists and turns, that you find yourself looking totally in the wrong direction for the bad guy. Fabulous!

Tom Sanders, a guy in charge of the development and production of new computer components has expected to be promoted when the merger takes place. However, unexpectedly the position is given to a woman he used to date who in his opinion has zero experience for the position.

Meredith Johnson, the woman in question, apparently has a problem separating her personal life (a slut) from her professional (a woman in power) and is systematically sexually harassing various men reporting to her.

Tom is one such man but instead of leaving with his tail between his legs like all the others. He begins a sexual harrassment lawsuit against both Meredith and the company they both work for.

What happens next is just amazing and well thought out. A terrific tale.
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Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career.
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Great read. Kept me involved the whole time.
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Michael Crichton's Disclosure is a modern computer industry story of intrigue and deception. Tom Sanders is a computer engineer with DigiCom, a multinational software design corporation based in Seattle. Tom, an old timer with over ten years at DigiCom, is preparing to take on a promotion to head the division of Advanced Products. Much to his dismay he finds out that an old fling of his, Meredith Johnson will be given the office instead in the name of diversity.

Tom is crushed but vows to be a good trooper and work hard for the benefit of the company. Soon he uncovers information that is troubling and Meredith hits on him for "old time sake". His position is in jeopardy and he blows the whistle on Meredith. No one believes his story as she counters than he has assaulted her. Tom is forced into a battle for his job and his reputation. The action moves fast as the suspense builds to a satisfying conclusion.

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Classic Crichton.
If You haven't seen the movie, and who hasn't, the book goes deeper... if You have seen the movie, read the book. Vivid!
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boring.....
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A turnaround story. Power is not always male and neither is sexual harrassment.
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Good plot, very exciting.
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from the back cover: A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...A shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...These are the electrifying elements of the new novel by the author of Rising Sun and Jurassic Park..It is Michael Crichton at his galvanizing best...
Earl H, Meldrim, Ga.
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Excerpt from School Library Journal
Beautiful, bright, and talented Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career.
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Fast paced. Excellent view of corporate problems - Sexual harrassment, greed, power.
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A suspenseful psychological game of cat & mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career.
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Great book before a motion picture about sexual harrassment reversed.
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Very suspenseful, didn't want to put it down. Better than the movie that is named for it. Takes you into the world of high-tech.
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"Up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is uncertain...Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villian..."
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A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer indstry;a shattering psychological game of cat and mouse;an accusation of sesual harassment that threatens to derail a brilliant career. This is a must read.
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I have tried to read this book on several occasions and each time, I give up. Just not my type of book.
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A very exciting and good read
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A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry; a shattering spychological game of cat and mouse; an accusation of sexual harassment that threatens to derail a brilliant carreer- this is at the core of this electrifying novel by Michael Crichton.
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Based on a true story, this 1993 novel deals directly with a Corporate Issue that remains with us today: Sexual Harassment as a Weapon of Control.

The story of Tom Sanders situation lasts a mere week, but exposes months of manipulations leading up to his being set up by a former lover turned boss. There are a lot of twists, turns and political intrigue as the story develops, and a big ending that you will probably see coming.

The "advanced" technology employed in this book is dated now, but the vision of technology to come was quite accurate, even visionary. Technology also plays a roll in the story's outcome.

This book is a fairly easy read, with some very short chapters mixed in with the longer. The writing seldom strayed into technical areas very far. And while seldom explicit, I will characterize the story as adult in nature.
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Based on a true story, this 1993 novel deals directly with a Corporate Issue that remains with us today: Sexual Harassment as a Weapon of Control.

The story of Tom Sanders situation lasts a mere week, but exposes months of manipulations leading up to his being set up by a former lover turned boss. There are a lot of twists, turns and political intrigue as the story develops, and a big ending that you will probably see coming.

The "advanced" technology employed in this book is dated now, but the vision of technology to come was quite accurate, even visionary. Technology also plays a roll in the story's outcome.

This book is a fairly easy read, with some very short chapters mixed in with the longer. The writing seldom strayed into technical areas very far. And while seldom explicit, I will characterize the story as adult in nature.
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From School Library Journal

Beautiful, bright, and talented Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career. YAs will love all the technology and the author's easy, readable style, but the graphic sex and obvious theme that harassment is power may make Disclosure a more suitable choice for public than for school libraries.
Katherine Fitch, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal

Will Crichton's next book be a best seller? Does the Rising Sun appear in the east? The king of the blockbuster novel-- and the blockbuster movie--Crichton has lately been taking on controversial issues. In this new work, already sold to the movies for $4 million, a man finds himself accused of sexual harassment by his new boss--and former lover.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Excellent!!
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A good story but seem a little contrived. Even at that I enjoyed it very much, in fact I staid up late because I wanted to finish it before I went to bed.
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Great thriller!
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Good book!
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Book is wonderful, better than the movie...
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Basis for the movie with Michael Douglas and Demi Moore.
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I liked this movie, but enjoyed the book even more.
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A brutal strugle in the cut throat computer industry-a shattering psychological game of cat and mouse. A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career.
Thriller
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A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry. Having lived near the Silican Valley, I enjoy these books.
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If you like Michael Crichton, then . . . what else is there to say?
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A brutal struggle in the cutthrought computer industrey...A shattering pychological game of cat and mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...
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A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...A shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...These are the electrifying elements of the new novel by the author of Rising Sun and Jurrassic Park. It is Michael Crichton at his galvanizing best...
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[from back cover] An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss--a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have--Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which HE is branded the villain.
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An up-and-coming executive at a computer firm, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a meeting with his new boss, a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have - Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain.
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