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Congo (book)

37 Ratings: 2.7
A novel by Michael Crichton

 Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. The novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and inspecting the mysterious deaths of the previous expedition in the dense rain forest of Congo.&nbs … see full wiki

8 reviews about Congo (book)
review by . July 01, 2010
   I am not sure why everyone is giving this book such high ratings.  However, Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors.  As a member of the science community, I find Crichton's work to bring out the best of my nerdiness;  to remind me of fond memories of late nights studying for Biochem.  On a serious note though, I figured Congo would be yet another top shelf beauty goal to get the overtime victory.  Wrong.  Utterly wrong.  Maybe I just don't …
review by . July 01, 2010
My emotional response as I read was that of amazement as I follow the trek deep into the African jungle.  The imagery that the author displays is just as rich as the foliage of the Congo jungle where the story takes place.      I would recommend this reading to anyone who is a fan of Crichton or to anyone who wants to read a good book before seeing a mediocre movie adaption.  Like I said the book is rich in imagery and hard to put down.   …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Interesting concept, done executed fairly well.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Chricton traded the old story of the elephants burial ground and the glory of ivory for some monkeys and diamonds. good adaptive tell
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
An interesting book from Michael Crichton, but does not draw you in as much as some of the other things he has written.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
So much better than the movie.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Like much of Chrichton's work, a solidly-researched, fast-moving tale that is just a half-step away from being reality. Intriguing and satisfying. Great summer reading.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Probably my least favorite Crichton novel.
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