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Andromeda Strain
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to "collect organisms and dust for study." One of them falls to earth, landing ina desolate area of Arizona.Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks.The terror has begun . . .
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Twainy
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🎧 do you remember the 1971 movie!? I loved that movie & would watch it whenever it came on tv late at night. The movie follows the book pretty closely. It‘s a short book at about 8 hours & the narration is good. It‘s pretty sciencey/medically for 1971. This author also wrote Jurassic Park! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Texreader
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Another sale I couldn‘t resist today.

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cherinium
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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I was somewhat disappointed with this. I listened to the audiobook, and thought several times that it sounded like a documentary. There was a lot of explaining the science and very little action. And the ending was abrupt and anticlimactic. On the positive side, the science of the story was interesting and, I imagine, quite radical for a 1969 audience. #audiobook #audible #scifi

rretzler I think it was a much better book back in the early 70s when I initially read it. I don‘t think it ages well. 5mo
tournevis @rretzler I agree, though I still think it's the best Crichton book. Everything got flashier, and actioner, and ever more commercial after Congo, which is sooo baaad, and so racist. 5mo
rretzler @tournevis Honestly with the exception of the Jurassic series, I quit reading Crichton in the 70s. I really liked all of them, but I quite enjoyed The Great Train Robbery. I think the last one I read was 5mo
tournevis @rretzler I liked Westworld, but I had issues that I had to force myself to overlook. I found Jurassic Park completely meh. Aside for the sleeping and burping T Rex scene, which still makes me laugh. 5mo
cherinium @rretzler @tournevis I agree that it probably didn't age well. Overlooking that, the thing that disappointed me was that it was pretty much just a bunch of guys talking about their observations and findings. That got pretty boring after a while. Then, they suddenly figured everything out and the book ended. The only other Crichton I've read is Jurassic Park (just the one), and I really enjoyed it. Still lots of science, but also action. 5mo
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cherinium
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Started listening to this today. #audiobook #audible #scifi

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tessavi
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Though I enjoyed this book, I felt like it had an abrupt ending. Perhaps I spaced out listening to the audiobook...

TheSpineView I agree! The ending was anti-climatic for sure! 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 6mo
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tournevis
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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In #Contagion TNG epi 3.11 we learn Picard is an archeologist, Iconians could cross light-years as easily as we cross a room, computer viruses are bad, and Starfleet doesn‘t practice network prophylactics. Also featuring Toronto‘s City Hall.

As such, the only Michael Crichton book I like is The Andromeda Strain. Again, as with all his books, the film is better (the 1st film, 1971; the 2008 film is baaaaaaad).

#startreksummermay #day18

gradcat Very cool post 😎! 7mo
Megabooks Love these facts! Timeline is my favorite Crichton, but I enjoyed The Andromeda Strain as well. Never seen either movie, though. 7mo
tournevis @Megabooks Andromeda is a fine medical thriller with a side of body horror and the first movie is slow and oppressive, just like the book. The second movie is action adventure horror with a nonsense romantic plot, and no about of Benjamin Bratt looking fine can compensate. 7mo
Megabooks I think any movie that can be made into an action movie is. Up next The Perks of Being a Wallflower...with Guns! (First inappropriate movie that came to mind. 😂😂) 7mo
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TheSpineView
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This book has been on my TBR list for years. I finally got around to reading. I liked that it was heavy on the science... even more so than The Martian. Therefore, this book is not for everyone one. It was a bit dry and read in places like a text book. Because I found the subject fascinating I didn't mind. The whole idea that aliens might try to contact us through a virus. Very imaginative and well researched. 4 stars... but

TheSpineView I would recommend only to those readers that have a real interest in science or can overlook dry reading. 9mo
RamsFan1963 @TheSpineView It's almost like reading a police report, just the facts ma'am, very cut dry and straight forward. The Terminal Man is the same way. 9mo
ravenlee Story time - when I worked at BN this was on a high school reading list. A woman came in and needed “a drama about a strain” for her kid‘s class. We suggested this book. She said, “no, he can‘t have gotten it that wrong!” Called her kid, came back to the desk looking very sheepish for a copy of The Andromeda Strain. 9mo
TheSpineView @ravenlee Love that story! 9mo
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TheSpineView
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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I have been audio puzzling and listening to the tagged book. Audio coloring next!

JennyM Well done 🧩 👍 9mo
TheSpineView @JennyM Thanks! 9mo
jb72 Cool puzzle. I have a Nancy Drew puzzle I need to get to this month. 9mo
TheSpineView @jb72 I had fun working out! 9mo
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tessavi
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Audible put a lot of daily deals back on sale. I grabbed thes two 🐿️
#audible #audiblesale

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OceanPoppy
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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The entire book made it seem like something horrible happened when in reality, nothing ever did. Crichton is a fine writer, just not for me.

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jordan_lent54
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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We just finished reading The Andromeda Strain together. The book gave the feel akin to being in a science class at many points, but managed to stay interesting and kept us flipping the pages in anticipation. We were a bit disappointed by the ending, but overall this book was really good. We gave three out of five stars.

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jordan_lent54
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Snuggled up with John reading the Andromeda Strain. Fuzzy pants, our adopted cat sleeping nearby, and snacks. The perfect night.

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jordan_lent54
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton

Reading this book together with my wonderful bf ❤️
We just got to chapter 5 and can‘t wait to see what happens. Chapter three was a little science heavy for me but still hooked so far on this novel.

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TCLinrow
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Managed to finish off Skulduggery, and got through the first chapter in the 2nd book. About a third of the way through the tagged book... and that wraps up my 24 hours 😎
Finished 3 books: one audio book that I'd already started, and two print (one already started and one reread)
And now I'm going to sleep because my eyes are really tired! ❤🧡💛 #24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid

Ps. It's 2 minutes to midnight, so perfect timing to finish up 😊

TheReadingMermaid You did it!!! Great job!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Andrew65 Brilliant 🎉🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾 1y
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jpoehlein
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton

Just finished The Andromeda Strain and I loved it! I am also not ashamed to say that some parts of the book were too technical for me to understand. Especially, the medical tests and their results, don‘t be afraid to have google open while you are reading. If you have an interest in Biology, Virology, Pathology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering...basically everything hard-science you‘ll love this book. Finished this up in about a day.

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Reagan-reads
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Over halfway done my practicum! I had one call back for a job and many more to apply for. Trying to stay confident. The penguin was a gift from my daughter. Really getting into this epic sci-fi classic. When is break time?

Cinfhen Good luck ☘️ 2y
Wife 🍀🍀🍀🍀! 2y
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violetkitty
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

Read this for the second time for book club. Not as good as I remember his other works being, but definitely still enjoyable.

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bohemian_yogini
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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This was a fun and fast-paced read that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I felt like I was watching a movie the entire time I was reading, which made the book hard to put down! IS THE WORLD DOOMED OR NOT?!? 😱🤣 I highly recommend this to any Sci-fi/fantasy fans whom want a page-turning thriller to keep them occupied!

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DavidBookwormPopovich
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This book is a real whiplash for me. I remember like Jurassic Park, but Crichton‘s first book was just boring for me. https://youtu.be/sfp2jcy7q2A

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bohemian_yogini
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Trying to read my book for #bookclub but someone had other plans... 😸❤️

#bookswithbohemianyogini #hootiethecat #bookclub

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Brooke_H
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There are two scenes in the beginning of this novel that kept me going because they were goosebump good. And I kept waiting for that intensity to come back throughout the rest of the book, and it just didn't happen. The characters are wooden, so I didn't care when anything bad happened to any of them. And the science. Oh, dear god, the science. I've never read a fiction book so full of charts, graphs, memos, equations... Ugh, no. Snooze.

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Brooke_H
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I can‘t decide if I should bail on this one!The science is killing me. Sometimes the lectures go on for five or ten pages. There are even charts and graphs! I do enjoy the parts where actual plot is happening. The characters are boring. I need advice, Littens! Is it worth my time to stick it out? I should add I read Jurassic Park and Lost World MANY years ago, and I remember feeling exactly the same! But I did finish them and did not enjoy them.

Brooke_H I should add also that I am a quarter of the way through. 2y
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clconn17
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I always enjoy Michael Crichton books! This was a quick and exciting read about a group of scientists studying an extraterrestrial microorganism that comes to Earth. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jaimelire It was a good one 👍 2y
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Celeste57
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A lovely friend from another state cleaned out her bookshelf and sent me some of her discards. Woo hoo for new (to me) books!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Celeste57 @MrBook Thank you! 2y
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MetamorphosedIntoFlame
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Finally finished The Andromeda Strain. It was very sciencey science fiction with some really good suspenseful moments.

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MetamorphosedIntoFlame
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It took me a little while to get into this book, but now I'm really enjoying it 💚

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Jabberwocky
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Honestly this was one of the most engaging books I've read in a long time. Loved it, can't wait to read more!!

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Jabberwocky
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I'm thoroughly enjoying this book. I don't know what it is but I love a good plague story. Also I love it when books have graphics like these in them.

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Jabberwocky
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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When you are half an hour early to work but it's all okay because you have a massive new book to read ☺️ I am still reading Raven, but it's definitely a little heavy for first thing in the morning. This is only my second Micheal Crichton, but I'm excited to see where it goes!

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mick2x
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I am so enjoying this book!!! 😍📖📚

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joem2go
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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This one of my favourite #Scifi stories (book & film)

It seamlessly blends the what if with the what is (circa 1970)

The film script is full of diagrams, notations & extensive notes for the actors and crew. It is a work of art in itself.

Go have a look, you won' be disapointed

https://cinephiliabeyond.org/the-andromeda-strain/

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pjmayhair
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Great book. The ending is slightly disappointing at first, but after further consideration I respect the ending and find it satisfactory. I love science, so I appreciated the scientific aspects of the book. However, if you do not like that sort of thing, you will most likely find this a laborious read at times.

Alfoster I think when it first came out it was a lot more shocking. Science has progressed so far now that it feels inevitable!! 3y
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tricours
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Hmmm I don't know. I feel a bit disappointed here. I was expecting more action, more suspense. I think this may also be better to read rather than to listen to. 🤔

Lynnsoprano Read it years ago and remember thinking that this was one case where the movie was better than the book. 3y
tricours @Lynnsoprano I want to see the movie, it looks more exciting than the book! 3y
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tricours
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48 minutes left and I feel like I'm still waiting for the action to begin! I sincerely think this is a good book, and the narrator is good, but I just don't... remember any of it! It's like I jumped from the first half hour to the last, and all the stuff in the middle is a blur. Is this part of a series? 🙄

alohabetty I hated it. It was SOOO boring. 3y
tricours @alohabetty 😅 yeah nothing much happens, it's all lab stuff! 3y
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pjmayhair
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My first attempt at a Crichton book. I didn't want to start with Jurassic Park due to the movies being so ingrained in me. I have no bias to this book so I focus it was a better intro to his writing style. :)

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alohabetty
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Embarrassingly dated, technically detailed to the point of tedium, and just … boring. I realize that it's an old book (now), but it just doesn't hold up. Passages about these new-fangled "computers" that can give the user answers in "mere seconds" were positively cringe-worthy. This ?? took me forever to get through. Bummer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

MrBook Yeah, sci fi and comedy don't tend to hold up well over time. 3y
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TheLondonBookworm
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I've only ever read the Jurassic Park books by Michael Crichton but he is so brilliant I really feel the need to try a different one :) anyone tried The Andromeda Strain??

quirkyreader It is one of his first thrillers. If is seems dated it is because after this book came out the formula was copied many times over. I have read most of his early books and enjoyed them. Also try Robin Cook's early writings. 3y
NHLibrarian Sphere was my favorite after Jurassic Park. 3y
BookBelle84 Sphere is my favourite as well! 3y
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beckygracelea I recommend Timeline - that's a boatload of historical/sci-fi fun. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @beckygracelea I loved Timeline also! 3y
SusanInTiburon Andromeda Strain is a good read. Crichton knows how to tell a story! 3y
SusanInTiburon @quirkyreader That's a great observation. Keeping its originality in mind should add to the enjoyment of reading it now. 3y
TheLondonBookworm @quirkyreader Ah yes, it's one of those books that started something that became almost a cliche? I'm sure I'll love it :) Not read anything by Robin Cook but excited to try! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @NHLibrarian thanks for the Rec! :) 3y
TheLondonBookworm @BookBelle84 Sphere seems to be a popular one- I'll try that next ☺️☺️ 3y
TheLondonBookworm @beckygracelea oooh historical sci-fi? Yes please ☺️ 3y
TheLondonBookworm @SusanInTiburon I think it's the detail of his writing I love ☺️ 3y
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Theresa
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton

On the agenda for this beautiful Saturday: top to bottom Fall cleaning of the house. Hope to get through a couple audiobooks but where should I start? The Andromeda Strain for #scaretober? A Man Called Ove for feel good? Or Mindy Kaling's Why Not Me for laughs? Decisions, decisions!

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Robinsroute
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This book was very fun to read and well researched. I love how Michael Crichton heavily researched his novels beforehand. The writing was very descriptive and the characters were well developed, if you enjoy sci-fi and don't mind/like technical writing, this is the book for you!

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Robinsroute
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This week I have started reading two books at once, as some days I'm not in the mood for a book I am currently reading, and it just leaves me avoiding it until I'm in the mood for it, which wastes perfectly good reading time! This book is reading so quickly! Since starting it yesterday evening I am a little more than 1/3 of the way through and finding myself perpetually at the edge of my seat (or bed?) with this book.

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Kliz
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Hard to believe this was published in 1969 when Crichton was just 27. Wow.