enjoyed this book. good easy read.
great book. the ending was a little short but i would recommend this book to anyone who likes action, adventure and mystery.
Mr. Crichton is at it again with an old-fashioned thriller-diller....ingenious, imaginative waid the Los Angeles Times. Deep in the darkest region of the Congo things are happening. You must mead this book to find out the answers.......
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 the basis for the 1995 film by the same name.
"Suspense that won't stop...A believable and immensely entertaining page-turner."
AS a book, this was great - if you saw the movie first, please don't let that influence your decision about the book. The movie doesn't even look like it came from the book.
After reading and loving Timeline, I went through and read all of Crichton's books. This wasn't one of the better ones. I actually liked the movie better.
Much better than the movie.
Deep in the darkest region of the Congo, a field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of mintutes...
At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a shocked supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated team--and sees the grainy, moving image of a dark, blurred shape...
In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620 "sign" vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo, descending into a world where the only way out may be through the grisliest death.
very interesting book.. a little too technical in places but over all a fairly interesting story.. I loved Amy and of course wanted to slap the female character after the first couple interactions she had with Peter and her co workers.. over all a good book. i would love to meet a gorilla that could sign,,
This book has a good story line and it is an easy read for a vacation. It is one of the mindless reads that you don't have to think too much about but can get through it pretty quickly. The story is about an expedition to the Congo with a gorilla who can sign ASL. It is a little wierd at some points but worth a read since it is fun and makes you think about some ethical concepts of animal testing and training. It is classic Michael Crichton and if you like his books you will like this one. However he has better works out there like Jurassic Park but this one is not bad and moves well.
I enjoyed this book. It was an interesting read though at times it was a little convoluted. Still the story moved fast, with likable, flawed characters. I will definately read more from this author.