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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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AFrostCauseReads
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

I expected this to be way better. It was slow, with little to no action, and read more like a technical manual than a suspense/thriller. Maybe it was good for it‘s time (1969)? I‘m willing to forgive things for being out dated, ohh boy the computers were, but there were still no characters to root for or even care about. And the ending… well… it felt like the author just wanted the book done too🧫🧬🥼

#bookspin pick this month!
#Roaringwolf 3)

NikkiM5 This was one of my favorite books read in high school. I went through quite the Crichton phase after this book 😂 8mo
AFrostCauseReads @NikkiM5 ohh no! I‘m scared to read Jurassic park now cause I didn‘t like this one. Is his style pretty consistent? What did you like about it? 8mo
Roary47 I‘ve never read this one, but Jurassic Park was a required read for me in high school and I loved it. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
NikkiM5 @AFrostCauseReads it was a long time ago so I admit I don‘t remember much other than loving the book. I still recommend Jurassic Park. I also loved Sphere and Timeline. (edited) 8mo
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IamIamIam
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Thanks, Little Free Library and Girl Scout Troop #104... I'll be back tomorrow with a donation. 😁

Just_reading I love those Little Libraries! 💞 10mo
IamIamIam @Just_reading Such a fun surprise! 10mo
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TugstenDragon
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

Friend recommend me to read Michael Crichton, got to say it was pretty enjoyable and a really fast read! Definitely a page turner once it starts going. Little unsatisfied with the ending but appreciated the science it was pretty cool. Overall I would recommend it since it was such a quick read and the science seems pretty solid.

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reading_rainbow
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[granite] “This is alive. It is living, breathing, walking, and talking. Only we cannot see it, because it is happening too slowly. Rock has a lifespan of three billion years. We have a lifespan of sixty or seventy years. We cannot see what is happening to this rock for the same reason that we cannot make out the time on a record being played at the rate of one revolution every century.” -

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reading_rainbow
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
Mehso-so

It was good but not his best, very dry with a lackluster ending. Still kept my interest but wasn‘t that enjoyable

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reading_rainbow
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Sibling book club pick for February is another Michael Crichton book! I loved the last of his I read and have a feeling I‘ll love this one too 👽

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Hestapleton
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

I may never finish these engine updates but I did finish this book!! Crichton writes such gripping sci-fi. The science is good without being overly technical. The fiction is astoundingly realistic and engaging. A great book to give you some alien heebie-jeebies. 👽👽👽👽👽

BethM I‘ve never read him 😳 1y
Hestapleton @BethM omg so good. Jurassic park got me craving his other stuff. 1y
Crazeedi I love his books with medical topics especially, I've read many 1y
IndoorDame Ooh, I loved this one! 1y
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Hestapleton
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Running some engine updates to cover for a colleague this morning. Update 1/8 has been running for an hour already. Looks like I get time with my books and coffee this morning! I feel like I‘m beginning to get my reading groove back. 🙌🏻

MaleficentBookDragon I loved this book. Of his older books, this one is my favorite, along with 1y
CaffeineAndCandy Nice setup 👍 1y
Hestapleton @MaleficentBookDragon I‘m not generally a huge sci-fi person but Crichton makes the unbelievable completely plausible. 1y
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ravenlee The bookstore I used to work at had a lady come in to get her grandson‘s school reading - “some drama about a strain.” 😆 Good thing we knew what the teachers assigned. 1y
Hestapleton @ravenlee 🤣🤣🤣 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @Hestapleton I agree. I do not read much sci fi myself, but I loved almost all of his books. 1y
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Scorchette
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Finished my second book of the year. Loved the story overall but the ending has me less then pleased. All of that for ...nothing!?!

#michaelcrichton
#andromedastrain

EdnaC Well that‘s a bummer 1y
Scorchette I expected so much more. And it just ends. 1y
TugstenDragon Totally, all that build up I expected a bigger ending 13mo
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Scorchette
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Starting on my second book of 2021. #andromedastrain

Reagan Ooh that was a pretty interesting book. 1y
EdnaC Oh! I‘ve been considering this book. 1y
Scorchette @EdnaC I‘ve really been enjoying it. I read Jurassic Park and Lost World last year and really like Crichtons work. I mean I love dinosaurs so I knew I‘d like them but it‘s a style I enjoy. 1y
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EdnaC @Scorchette it‘s one of his I haven‘t read. I‘ve loved quite a few of his books. Obviously Jurassic Park and Lost World but my favorite was probably Prey but Congo was great too. I haven‘t seen the movie but Michael says the movie isn‘t great but the book is. 1y
Scorchette @EdnaC the book is always better. 🤣 I read Timeline eons ago and enjoyed that too. I haven‘t ready and of his others yet. 1y
EdnaC @Scorchette yes! I read Timeline awhile ago as well. 1y
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Eggs
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Bklover Loved this way back when! 2y
Klou Oh my gosh, this sounds excellent!!! Stacked! Fab choice, Sherri! Thanks for taking part in this challenge!! 💗 2y
Eggs You‘re welcome-it was fun! I didn‘t read the book but saw the movie at a drive-in theater in 1971!!!! @Klou @Bklover (edited) 2y
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Pogue
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Books I am not a TV person
Coffee!
Depends on my mood. Right now I want savory
Thank you @Pageturner1 for the tag.
@magyklyXdelish @Bookwormjillk

Pageturner1 your welcome. 😁 @Pogue 2y
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DrJAdMerricksson
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

First read Andromeda Strain many moons ago, after I'd read Jurassic Park in ninth grade and fallen in love with Crichton's writing. At the time, I wasn't as enamoured of Andromeda. It's coming up on three decades, and I have a greater appreciation for it now. It's one of Crichton's earliest works. Fascinating to see the growth of a writer from early works to becoming well-established. As a writer, and more seasoned reader, I can appreciate this!

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Twainy
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

🎧 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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Mehso-so

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. 3y
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. 3y
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 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
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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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Pickpick

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! 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 3y
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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 😎! 3y
Megabooks Love these facts! Timeline is my favorite Crichton, but I enjoyed The Andromeda Strain as well. Never seen either movie, though. 3y
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. 3y
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. 😂😂) 3y
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TheSpineView
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

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. 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
TheSpineView @ravenlee Love that story! 3y
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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 🧩 👍 3y
jb72 Cool puzzle. I have a Nancy Drew puzzle I need to get to this month. 3y
TheSpineView @jb72 I had fun working out! 3y
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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
Panpan

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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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 😊

BeansPage You did it!!! Great job!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Andrew65 Brilliant 🎉🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾 4y
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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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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 ☘️ 4y
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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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Pickpick

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!

#BooksWithBohemianYogini

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DavidBookwormPopovich
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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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Panpan

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
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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. 4y
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clconn17
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

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 👍 5y
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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! 5y
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MetamorphosedIntoFlame
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
Pickpick

Finally finished The Andromeda Strain. It was very sciencey science fiction with some really good suspenseful moments.

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MetamorphosedIntoFlame
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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
Pickpick

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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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!! 5y
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tricours
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

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. 5y
tricours @Lynnsoprano I want to see the movie, it looks more exciting than the book! 5y
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tricours
The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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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. 5y
tricours @alohabetty 😅 yeah nothing much happens, it's all lab stuff! 5y
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