Book Reviews of The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain
Author: Michael Crichton
ISBN-13: 9780345378484
ISBN-10: 0345378482
Publication Date: 9/20/1992
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 228 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Due to governmental 'secret' programs a contaminated space probe has landed that seems to end up killing everybody around quite quickly. Even the laboratory set up for this eventuality is having problems. A novel about what people fear will happen someday -- good flow and easy to read.
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'Have re-read this book more than one - still a great one.
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Exciting!
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Good Book.
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Interesting and suspenseful. I found the ending disappointing, but it was a good read.
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Saw this movie when I was a kid and the book is great. The techincal stuff adds to the realism without killing the story. Those interested can pour over it, those not can skip over and not lose their way. Great suspense and style. A good start for those getting into Crichton.
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Very exciting thriller, all the more sinister because the events depicted could well come to pass! A bacteria from space - kills in seconds - how to combat it, how to understand it? Technical in places, doesn't really detract from the story if you don't "get it".
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Five prominent biophysisicists give the United States government an urgent warning: sterilizationprocedures of returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated reentry to the atmosphere.
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Suspense about a deadly virus.
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Typical Crichton style, lots of scientific explanation to wade through at the beginning. However, this book at least introduces you to the plot first thing before getting to the wading. But also typical Crichton, if you perservere, you will be rewarded. Excellent read.
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If you've never read his one you should!
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5 prominent biophysicists give the U.S. government an urgent warning:
sterilization procedures of returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated reentry to the atmosphere...
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Typical Crichton - suspenseful, thought-provoking. A quick read and hard to put down!
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By far his best.
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Great writing--Crichton's very good at pulling you into the meat of the story. Highly recommend this for a fast, intriguing read.
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Andromeda Strain is classic, really on the same level as Jurassic Park (yes, I know the movie JP was much better than the movie of this, but the books are equally great!).
Highly recommended, you won't regret the time spent reading it.
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I've never been a Crichton fan, but this was a good story. So I would say, yes, it is a good book.
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What if there was a virus so lethal it ould kill people as quickly as they took a breath? What if it spared some people from instant death....but drove them hopelessly insane instead? What if the swiftest acting, deadliest virus ever known to humankind could be spread, by no more than a gust of wind, from the remote desert site of its first massacre to the busiest cities in America...and the world? What, if anything, could stop it?
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What if there was a virus so lethal, it could kill people as quickly as they took a breath? What if it spared some people from instant death....but drove them hopelessly insane instead? What if the swiftest acting, deadliest virus known to humankind could be spread, by no more than a gust of wind, from the remote desert site of its first massacre to the busies cities in America and the world?
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What if there was a virus so lethal, it could kill people as quickly as they took a breath? What if it spared some people from instant death...but drove them hopelessly insane instead? What if the swiftest acting, deadliest virus ever known to humankind could be spread, by no more than a gust of wind, from the remote desert site of its first massacre to the busiest cities in America...and the world? What, if anything, could stop it?

There are no villains in this hot zone. Only the microscopic seeds of Earth's extinction. It is stealthy, sudden, savage. And we are all susceptible to it...
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Good classic Sci-Fi "What if" book.
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(My book has a different cover) "Relentlessly suspenseful...a hair raising experience" - The Pittsburgh Press
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