Books: Bring Back the T. Rex

Crichton's latest scientific nightmare is full of out-of-control geneticists and their mutant creations. Yawn

Next (HarperCollins; 433 pages) is Michael Crichton's 15th novel, and I can't say for sure that it's his worst, but I can say for sure that it's the worst I've read, and I've read a bunch. And that includes his last book, State of Fear, in which he attempted to frighten us with the idea that global warming is not actually happening but is instead a hoax staged by a shadowy network of overzealous environmentalists. Boo!

Of course, Crichton's ambition is never merely to scare us. The Crichtonian view of humanity is that we're all a bunch of overeager meddlers, so...

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