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The Andromeda Strain ePub
Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant.
The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation’s most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis. But the Andromeda Strain proves different from anything they’ve ever seen—and what they don’t know could not only hurt them, but lead to unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.
Review – The Andromeda Strain ePub
Praise for Michael Crichton and The Andromeda Strain
“Compulsive reading. . . . [Crichton] has perfected the fusion of thriller with science fiction.” —Los Angeles Times
“Canonical.” —The Atlantic
“A reading windfall—compelling, memorable, superbly executed. . . . Achieves something important.” —The New York Times
“The master of the high-concept technothriller. . . . [Crichton] has a knack for plotting at megahertz speed.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“The Andromeda Strain invented a new genre, the technothriller. . . . [Crichton] could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Review – The Andromeda Strain ePub
Definitely not my favorite Crichton book. Bought it recently to re-read – first time was many years ago. It wasn’t so boring that I had trouble getting through it – in fact, I read it in one sitting. But it wasn’t nearly as exciting as I remembered. It’s very intentionally scientific at many points, to the extent that it feels like you’re reading a journal article complete with charts/graphs instead of a novel.
The climax of the story, in my opinion, kind of comes and goes without a whole lot of memorability and the story ends pretty suddenly. I found myself thinking, “Wait, is that it?” towards the end. Felt like a lot of build up for a kind of mediocre finish.
As usual, Crichton did a ton of research while writing his book and it shows. There’s no lack of very specific terminologies and procedural descriptions.
One thing that may not affect other people like it did me – sometimes my wife and I like to read together with each of us taking turns reading sections out loud. We started this book that way, but had to stop because of the many graphs and charts that we kept having to try to describe. Curious how an audiobook version would handle this.
Overall, I’d read it again in several years but it didn’t leave much of an impression.
Details About The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton ePub
- Name: The Andromeda Strain
- Author: Michael Crichton
- ISBN: 978-1101974490
- Language: English
- Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Medical Thrillers, Technothrillers
- Size: 1 MB
- Page: 304
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About the Author
Michael Crichton was a writer, director, and producer, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. One of the most recognizable names in literature and entertainment, Crichton sold more than 200 million copies of his books, which have been translated into 40 languages and adapted into 15 films.