Booking Through Thursday (10.08.09)
I was wanting to try a certain author and wished I knew someone who had read her works so I could get a recommendation when it occurred to me that having a “YOU ask the question” Booking Through Thursday might be fun. Each participant could ask a question they’ve wanted to discuss with other readers. Perhaps, like me, you’d like a recommendation of a certain author’s best work, or perhaps you LOVE a certain genre or series but no one else you know does and you’d just like to discuss it with someone. Or perhaps you want to try a new genre and would like recommendations from seasoned readers.
It would help if everyone put some idea of the question or topic in their response comment here rather than just saying, “My post is up” so that those who can’t get around to everyone can see what the topics are and get to those which most interest them
This is an interesting twist to BTT!
Today I want to talk about an author who I haven’t read in a while, but who united my dad, sister, and myself through the love of this books. The man is Michael Crichton.
His books were about as mass-market as they come, but, they were almost the only books I read as a teenager. My two favourite by far are Sphere (so much better than the movie!) and Timeline (I don’t even want to talk about this movie…it was so bad I wanted to cry when I saw it). I think what I liked most about his books is how he mixed fact with fiction to the point where the line between the two was so blurred, it almost wasn’t there at all. Plus, they were so entertaining it’s no wonder most of them have been turned into movies.
Sadly Mr. Crichton passed away last year of cancer, which he had kept secret his entire illness. However, two more books by him are still to be published. One will be coming out next month (Pirate Latitudes) and the other, which is unfinished and untitled, is set to come out sometime next year.
Any other closet-Crichton fans out there?