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State of Fear (book)

9 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Michael Crichton.

   From Publishers Weekly   If Crichton is right–if the scientific evidence for global warming is thin; if the environmental movement, ignoring science, has gone off track; if we live in what he in his Author's Message calls … see full wiki

Author: Michael Crichton
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: HarperCollins (December 7, 2004)
Date Published: (December 7, 2004)
5 reviews about State of Fear (book)
review by . May 13, 2009
Finally got around to reading this book, State of Fear by Michael Crichton. First, it was interesting how Michael wrote a book of fiction, but footnoted a lot of references. Next, people that you thought were the good guys, were actually the bad guys. And finally, you may not look at the environmentalists in the same way after reading this book.      Basically, this book has to do with environmentalists suing the EPA over global warming. However, there are curious murders, interesting …
review by . May 25, 2009
I think there are many aspects to consider when discussing the value and readability of Michael Crichton's "State of Fear." These aspects include subject matter, style of writing, and agenda. It should also be noted that die-hard Crichton classic lovers may or may not be disappointed. I consider Crichton's most recent works (Prey and State of Fear) to be more research intensive than his previous works. Jurassic Park, Congo, and others definitely had a scientific approach with the appropriate references …
review by . November 13, 2008
State Of Fear by Michael Crichton
George Morton is a billionaire with a passion, a passion for the environment. He is the major contributor to NERF, the National Environmental Research Fund, which is headed by famous litigator Nicolas Drake. Morton discovers a shady transaction involving Drake, and turns to his young attorney Peter Evans and beautiful assistant Sarah Jones to help him find some answers. Enter Professor John Kenner from MIT and his assistant Sanjong Thapa, who hold a mysterious private meeting with George Morton. …
review by . February 10, 2008
Michael Crichton novels are usually good for lots of action, entertaining techno-thrillers with a bit of substance, usually in the form of science. You can tell Crichton does research for each of his stories, enough to make them at least interesting, but not so much that it gets in the way of the story. Usually, that is.    Unfortunately, the science impedes the story in 'State of Fear,' so much so that reading it felt more like reading a term paper than a novel. The subject …
review by . January 05, 2006
I think there are many aspects to consider when discussing the value and readability of Michael Crichton's "State of Fear." These aspects include subject matter, style of writing, and agenda. It should also be noted that die-hard Crichton classic lovers may or may not be disappointed. I consider Crichton's most recent works (Prey and State of Fear) to be more research intensive than his previous works. Jurassic Park, Congo, and others definitely had a scientific approach with the appropriate references …
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