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Micro
Micro
Author: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
 Three men are found dead in the locked second-floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. — In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has usher...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060873028
ISBN-10: 0060873027
Publication Date: 11/22/2011
Pages: 429
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Wow! This is great fun! Full of suspense, adventure: a hard journey well fought. Can't tell much of plot because it's all important to the plot and the denouement, but you won't be sorry you read it! Great summer read (anytime really, but it's great when you don't have to put it down and go to work)! Hope you'll try it and like it as much as I did!
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I really enjoyed this book...it was typical Michael Crichton, with lots of fantasy and lots of excitement...characters were believable..excellent!
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If you buy the premise -- that human beings can be shrunk to less than 2" in height and still function -- this is a rip-roaring survival tale of predatory insects and resourceful heroes. The authors lose points for acknowledging the major problem -- minuscule lungs trying to process relatively large oxygen molecules -- but promptly lose them again for not even trying to come up with a hypothetical solution.
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A very thrilling book. Up to Crichton's usual standard of taking cutting edge technology and applying it creatively then everything goes awry. Read this and you will never look at bugs and soil in the same way as you do now. I couldn't put it down.
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Although I have almost always enjoyed Michael Chricton's books in the past, I read about half of this one but found I couldn't suspend my disbelief (about half inch tall scientists running around in a jungle) long enough to finish this one.
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I like Michael Crichton's works; they're entertaining and well written, even when they're predictable and somewhat formulaic. I enjoy Richard Preston's writing, too, so I should have liked this last work, begun by Crichton, completed by Preston. And I did, sometimes. There were quite a few imaginative scenes and a couple of pretty good characters. But frequently the story and people were cartoonish, and the dialog was awful. This one should have stayed in Crichton's "Notes for Stories" file and never seen publication.


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