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Timeline
Timeline | Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized -- and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France. Imagine the risks of such a journey. Not since Jurassic Park has Michael Crichton given us such a magnificent adventure. Here, he combines a science of the future -- the emerging field of quantum technology -- with the complex realities of the medieval past. In a heart-stopping narrative, Timeline carries us into a realm of unexpected suspense and danger, overturning our most basic ideas of what is possible.
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StayCurious
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB In Timeline, the characters get #lostinfrance and lost in time, as they go back to 14th century France and need to fight to make it back alive.

Cinfhen Great photo!!! You‘re getting very creative 🙌🏻❣️😊 6mo
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JessNevertheless
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Sometimes I just need a little action in my life. Currently living vicariously through this scifi thriller (but also thankful this technology doesn't exist)

Traci1 Love that book. Love the movie a lot less. 7mo
JessNevertheless @Traci1 Good to know! Was thinking of trying to watch it after I finish but will plan on skipping it 7mo
Traci1 @JessNevertheless I mean it wasn't terrible. But they changed a lot, which is always annoying. But it's got Paul Walker and Gerard Butler, so that almost makes up for the plot problems. 😊 7mo
JessNevertheless @Traci1 I watched the trailer and the plot definitely seems off. But you're right, Gerard may make up for it 😉 7mo
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EmilieGR
Timeline | Michael Crichton
Mehso-so

Like watching an action movie

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hissingpotatoes
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐ One of Crichton's better books, at least if you ignore the vast amounts of infodumping (in both narrative and dialogue). I probably enjoyed this one because the novelty of traveling back in time to a historical period of academic interest speaks to me. #OWLsReadathon2019

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Bklover
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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This was a mood read and conveniently fits #BooktoMovie for #Booked2019. This was a classic Michael Crichton - barely believable, suspenseful, thrilling, and just plain fun. There‘s some silliness that would pop me out of the story now and then, but otherwise a fun read. And now I must see the movie!! 3.5 stars.

JSW We enjoy that movie! 10mo
C.Perone I don't remember the story or details well (I read it eons ago) but I remember really enjoying it 10mo
Cinfhen Making great progress 💚🙌🏻 10mo
KChilds I remember this was in my parent‘s library along with Jurassic Park, Congo, etc. I was devouring every book I could get my hands on, then and I enjoyed this book as simply an enjoyable read. 10mo
Bklover @KChilds Exactly! His books were always a fun escape. 10mo
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GlitterGirl
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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This was brilliant. Was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Love the count down timer and the switching between the characters as narrators! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Traci1 That's one of my favorite books. Crichton was a genius. 10mo
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GlitterGirl
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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I am soooo enjoying this book and do not want to put it down...but it is already 01h00 in the morning and today is a working day...
#adultproblems

RadicalReader @GlitterGirl love when pets cuddle up on you especially when reading they know where the bookworms are at!! Wha are your favorite drinks and snacks to have while reading? 10mo
GlitterGirl @RadicalReader well in general any snacks and drinks...but my fav snacks and drinks are "Beacon white chocolate with jelly tots & popping candy" "spicy beef nik naks" & "vanilla coke". Also very BIG fan of gin&tonic or amarula! 10mo
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GlitterGirl
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Super excited for our February #ReadingWithFriends novel!

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DivineDiana
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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I read this years ago, after my daughter, who is not an avid reader, finished it and recommended it to me. Fast paced. Time travel adventure. #timewarp #musicalnewyear

Cinfhen Crichton ruled for many years!!! Haven‘t read this one 11mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen This is the only Crichton that I‘ve read. It was also made into a movie. 11mo
vivastory Wasn't aware there was a movie of this 11mo
DivineDiana @vivastory I haven‘t seen it though. So not certain if it lives up to the book! 😉 11mo
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kstadt929
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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I didn‘t get to read very much at all today, so here is my #24B4Monday total this time around 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Meaw_catlady
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Had some pretty successful book hauls this last week from goodwill and the Arc. A couple Anne Rice‘s for my collection and another copy of my favorite the Mummy for loaning out! I‘ve been looking everywhere for a cheap copy of Fahrenheit 451 !! And I admit it I have never read To Kill A Mockingbird! @ErinSueG bought it for me!
I had no idea Timeline was a book! It‘s a favorite movie of mine if you haven‘t watched it do it!

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TracyReadsBooks
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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A friend generously loaned me one of her favorite books, the tagged one, & I have to say I quite enjoyed this vintage Crichton. It definitely has a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur‘s Court vibe to it. Archaeologists excavating a site in France, on behalf of a crazy rich, very eccentric patron, get sent back in time & have to survive long enough arrangements can be made to get them back home. Archaeology + time travel = a fun weekend read.

ravenlee Wasn‘t there a movie made of this book? Early 2000‘s, I think, with Gerard Butler and...that blond guy from The Fast and the Furious, maybe? 13mo
celtichik @ravenlee there was 😎 13mo
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Tove_Reads
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Tired of reading fiction about the “world wars”, and wars between Finland and Russia. Too much is too much. There are other significant times in the history of our globe.

julesG I'd say between 1936 and 1945. The build-up to WWII and the war. I've had to do so much research on this in school and at uni. I'm with you, enough is enough. 1y
DeleteAcct Probably current. I live in the past. 😂 1y
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rlcollings
Timeline | Michael Crichton
Mehso-so

So my blurb about not liking this book was true for the first half but the second half was much better. I have given it so-so rating here and 3 stars on Goodreads.

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rlcollings
Timeline | Michael Crichton

I'm about 30% through this book now. I don't really understand how some authors can become so famous for average writing skills! I have read so many books that are way better tban average from authors that are mostly unknown by the "experts and the media"., and very few from big time authors! I will probably finish it but will pass on his others unless the price is really good.

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C.Perone
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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A future with technology that allows us to travel back in time - fun stuff!
#ReadingResolutions Day8 #TravelTuesday

Please excuse all my May Challenges catch-up; it‘s been a rough week in the remaining life of my elderly Beagle😕

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JTRobertson
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Decided to do a reread of my favorite Michael Crichton novel, since it's been several years. This is one of those rare books I never seem to tire of reading.

The story is compelling, characters likeable, and the action moves along at a good pace. I confess I don't even have any little nitpicks on this one. I love it just as it is.

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NCNY
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Got this for a dollar at a neighborhood book fair. I figured it'd be fun since it's Michael Crichton. I was right. A bunch of modern day historians travel back to the fourteenth century and have quite an adventure. Even though it was written in 1999 it didn't feel dated.

Apparently there was a movie made based on it that got really bad reviews. Bummer. Cuz if done well if would make a great movie.

I need to read more Michael Crichton.

mrozzz Whoa. 2y
SandyW I always loved reading his work. I don't remember thinking the movie was that bad... 2y
AndreaReads I'm not going to lie...I enjoyed the movie. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I watched it before I read the book, so I didn't know enough to critique it. Also, I love Paul Walker and Gerard Butler... 2y
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NCNY @SandyW @AndreaReads Maybe I should give the movie a try. Movie critics be damned. 2y
drokka If you watch the film knowing it doesn't match the book and for its own story, it's okay. But if you do compare it to the book, well, yeah it's got issues. Just making the film took forever, several writers and re-writes, several directors quit, so finally it came down to time and what was left in the account. It's fun, nowhere near as cerebral as the novel. 2y
NCNY @drokka So much drama! Good to know. If it's on Netflix, I'll give it a try. 2y
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Tricia_Ann
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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This book was awesome. I had heart palpitations by the end of it in anticipation of what would happen. There is definitely a formula to Crichton‘s writing style; particularly dealing with the hubris of eccentric rich men with a passion that pushes the envelope, and ultimately bites them in the ass. The formula that Crichton has created works brilliantly here. A fantastic blend of science, history & philosophy.

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clconn17
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Another fun and exciting read by Crichton. 4 historians end up traveling back in time to the year 1357 and have to battle their way back home. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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jpmcwisemorgan
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Yesterday‘s theme for #NoteworthyNovember was #time. I ran out of time to consider and post because I joined another book club. 😄 I‘m making up for it with this awesome timey word. I love Word Vintage!

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JackieSmith
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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New favorite shirt.

Meeko93 I love it! 2y
Cortg Cute! 2y
Lmstraubie Love this!!!!💙💚💛💜 2y
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Louise
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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This is a fun read about modern-day historians who "travel" to 14th-century France to retrieve their Professor, who is trapped there. It's so interesting to consider how a person from today would survive in such a different world. Thank you again, @JackieSmith , for sending me this swashbuckling historical adventure in our #CupidGoesPostal book exchange! I enjoyed it very much! ?

Clare-Dragonfly I remember reading this in high school! One of my teachers had recently read it and I overheard him whispering "spit on him!" as he read. I knew I would recognize the spot when I came to it—I bet you know what I mean ? 2y
Louise @Clare-Dragonfly I did the same thing at that spot!!! "SPIT ON HIM!" ???? 2y
Serotonin I miss Michael Crighton 2y
Louise @Serotonin Yes. He was taken too soon. 💙 2y
JackieSmith I'm so glad you enjoyed it--one of my favorite books of all time! 2y
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RachelAmphlett
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Love this book - probably my favourite Crichton novel ever! I'd loved to write a time travel mystery, but haven't got *time*

#mystery #timetravel #crichton

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Emilyrjones22
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Celebrating the official beginning of my summer 😎🍹.

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Grrlbrarian
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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I found this time-travel book a slow burn for a while. But once grad students Andre, Kate, and Chris transport to medieval France to find their mentor, battling knights and brigands along the way, the action is cinematic-nonstop. This is a little glib and not as absorbing as I would have preferred, but if you like to imagine yourself in the Age of Chivalry, you'll enjoy it. 🏹⚔️🏰

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DanaAndTheBooks
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Timeline is one of my all time favourite books! And I think I'm due for a reread soon

#timeline #michaelcrichton #timetravel #timetravelbooks

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Jabberwocky
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Took me a while to get into this one, but the ending is so worth the wait. 🚀😘 Anyone else read it? I'm so excited to be a part of Litsy!! #scifi #michealcrichton #timetravel

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I remember reading this and thinking it would make an awesome movie, then the movie went and jettisoned everything cool about it. Ah well. Welcome! 3y
Jabberwocky @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I've heard that sentiment echoed from everyone who saw me carrying the book around. 😂😂 Too bad, it has such a cinematic way of unfolding!! 3y
tracyrowanreads Welcome to Litsy! 3y
Jabberwocky @tracyrowanreads thank you!! I love it already 😍 3y
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SpecsyBeast
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Catching up on #riotgrams Day 3 #OneWordTitles my pick is Timeline by Michael Crichton. But a close second would've been Carl Sagan's Contact. I'm not a huge #SciFi fan but these were some good reads. And pictured are a few more of my one word books.

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Anton
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Maybe I was just burned out after reading nearly 1,500 pages of airport novels before starting this one. Maybe I've seen too many 'modern day characters in medieval times' episodes of Doctor Who for the idea to seem fresh. Whatever the reason, I struggled with this book more than any other in a very long time. But I stayed up late last night just to say I finished it before my vacation was technically over. ⭐️1/2

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Eyelit
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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I love time travel stories! Here are a handful of my recent faves. I'll be scouring the tag for new recommendations for sure! #funfridayphoto

CherylDeFranceschi I forgot Martin! 😳 3y
Beckys_Books The Time Traveler's Wife ❤❤❤ 3y
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Jramoly
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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#Booktober #textonlycovers
I have hundreds of books, but only 2 without pictures! (Probably because 90% are YA books)

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Briguy73
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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This my little haul today from the used book store.Found a couple gems.I think Cozmo approves.

Merethebookgal Pretty kitty! 3y
Briguy73 Thanks.I love the little guy. 3y
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emwalt394
Timeline | Michael Crichton

"Professor Johnson often said that if you didn't know history, you didn't know anything. You were a leaf that didn't know it was part of a tree."

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emwalt394
Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Starting my first Michael Crichton novel -- we were supposed to read it in one of my classes last semester but never got around to it. Looking forward to it!

MrBook It's a good book. I liked some of his others better though. 3y
[DELETED] 2852984487 So what did you think? 3y
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