Letters, Oct. 16, 1995


I HAVE BEEN READING BOOKS BY MIchael Crichton [SHOW BUSINESS, Sept. 25] since encountering the first paperback edition of The Andromeda Strain in high school. I have never read Crichton for his characters, and his occasional lack of interest in them is not necessarily a shortcoming. I read Crichton because he is my most reliable guide to areas of cutting-edge technology, foreign culture and intrigue in corporations and courts of law. To acquire this degree of diversity while writing to entertain and inform the general public is a magnificent achievement. DAVID J. SCHOW Los Angeles


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