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3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  58,720 Ratings  ·  687 Reviews
A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry; a shattering psychological game of cat and mouse; an accusation of sexual harassment that threatens to derail a brilliant career...this is the electrifying core of Michael Crichton's new novel, the first since Rising Sun.

At the center: Tom Sanders, an up-and-coming executive with DigiCom in Seattle, a man whose corporat

Hardcover, First Edition, 404 pages
Published January 13th 1994 by Alfred A. Knopf
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Nandakishore Varma
I read this book on the recommendation of one of my colleagues, a lady, who was also my senior in college. When I told her that I had finished it, she invited me to her room in the evening to discuss it. I said: "Are you crazy? I am not entering your room without a witness!"

Crichton had got to me, very badly...
Feb 24, 2009 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend it if you are looking for a quick read. It's about 400 pages and I read it in three days. The story is extremely complicated. The plot is so convoluted that I'm still not quite sure it all ties together. There are plot twists every few pages. In fact, there really is nothing but plot twists. Crichton does not allow plot threads to play out before there is another turn in the story. This might make the novel sound like hackery, but a confusing and meandering plot is necessary to the t ...more
Nathan Rabin
Aug 12, 2013 Nathan Rabin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Holy fuck is this some misogynistic hot garbage. How this viciously misogynistic drivel became a best seller and pop culture phenomenon is beyond me. This is arguably the single worst book I've ever hate-read, and I have read Dustin Diamond's memoir.

DISCLOSURE investigates what it's like for a man to be sexually harassed but have no one believe him (i.e. instead the computer company sides with the woman). As things worsen, we get to see the man's working world constrict around him as all his friends turn away.

Of course, this all leads to a bigger matter, typical of the Crichton novels, but we love it.

A very good read.

Aug 10, 2012 Ash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Micheal Crichton is an ingenious story teller with beautifully crafted plot that revolves around corporate environment in a high-tech company. The one thing about Mr. Crichton's books are his trademark use of technological advancement which he entwines perfectly in the design of his plot.
This book is no different. But one would be skeptical thinking it will be all technological blabber. So wrong!
The most pleasurable thing about reading the book is, it is articulate. All technology is explained
Asghar Abbas
Nov 28, 2015 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Provocative. Still relevant. Makes you think. Whom would you believe ?
Log in.
Nov 27, 2010 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
CD-ROMs! Small (aka, hilariously clunky) cell phones! Modems! Virtual reality! Sexual harassment lawsuits! And hey, what's this Internet thing?

Yes, it's ripped right from the headlines... of the early 90s. Which is fine, that's when the book was written, but it's so funny how the book trying so hard to seem contemporary and topical makes it feel dated that much sooner.

So it was fine, it kept me reading.

But... I'm not sure it actually all came together in the end.


OK, at the end, we fi
Dec 01, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I'm always in awe of Michael Crichton. His works are just so diverse. Dinosaurs, gorillas, spaceships, diseases, and this time female-on-male sexual harassment and computers. I liked this book much more than the movie version I saw many years ago. I always liked the story, but Demi Moore rubs me the wrong way (and that was even pre-Ashton Kutcher). Both the role reversal sexual harassment and the IT/virtual reality aspects are very much still relevant 15 years after the book being published. I w ...more
Gorab Jain
Nov 15, 2015 Gorab Jain rated it liked it
My Rating - 3.5/5
This was a nice entertaining read on an otherwise boring 36 hrs train journey. Based on a true story of sexual harassment in corporate world, it was a superbly paced gripping thriller with frequent plot twists. The virtual data library (sci-fi) part was bit of a distraction from the main plot. Enjoyed the enigmatic dialogues of Max Dorfman(the old man in wheelchair).
Though felt there were a few plot holes with some unanswered questions.
Davor Petričević

Dva su osnovna razloga zašto sam se odlučio za ovu prilično netipičnu knjigu s obzirom na ono što inače čitam. Jedan razlog je autor knjige, a drugi što sam pronašao ovu knjigu u audio formatu što mi s obzirom na trenutni posao savršeno odgovara. Michael Crichton autor je dviju knjiga koje sam prethodno pročitao (Plijen i Soj Andromeda) i definitivno mi odgovara njegov stil pisanja.

Knjiga je izdana 1994. godine, a svojom tematikom zadire u problematiku u korporaci
Apr 04, 2015 Caroline rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015_prose
Stuart Aken
Dec 28, 2011 Stuart Aken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First published in 1994, Disclosure by Michael Crichton, is one of those novels based on actual events, though this is not made clear until the end of the book, in an ‘afterword’. Whether that information would have made any difference to my reading is an unknown. It reads like fiction, so I read it in that spirit.
The stated theme is that of sexual harassment and its potentially corrosive effects on both corporations and society in general. Written at a time when such complaints were increasing
Shannon Wyss
I feel very ambivalently about this book. On the one hand, i was engrossed in the plot and really wanted to know what was going to happen. It is also very important for the stories of men who are sexually harassed by women bosses to be told.

On the other hand, this book's take on the subject did not come off as feminist or liberatory for people of any gender. Of the book's women characters, only one is decent; the others are "bitches" or neutral. The one self-identified feminist character in the
Jan 22, 2016 Neri. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After watching the movie I wanted to read this book so bad because I enjoyed the movie. All the suspence and the story in this book was very interesting and the whole 'cat-mouse' game was thrilling AF. I have to admit that after I saw the movie I couldn't imagine anyone else as Meredith but Demi Moore
and Thomas is always going to be Michael Douglas for me
This story was very well written even all the explicit sexual scenes were described in such a great detail that for a person with a very vivid
Thomas Waite
A book that demonstrates the corporate world can be just as dangerous as any geopolitical venue. This novel, along with John Grisham's The Firm, strongly influenced my own first novel, Terminal Value. It strikes just the right balance of the details required to inform the reader about business and the actions necessary to propel its plot.
Dani Noviandi
Sep 16, 2012 Dani Noviandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Siapa yang tidak mengenal Michael Crichton? Penulis sci-fi paling ngetop berkat karya-karyanya yang sensasional. Jurrasic Park, The Lost World, Timeline, Sphere, Congo, semuanya tentang dunia sci-fi yang tidak terbayangkan pada zamannya. Buku beliau yang saya baca baru 2, yaitu Timeline dan Sphere. Namun keduanya sungguh sangat mencengangkan, bagaimana seorang Michael Crichton meramu kata-kata dan science menjadi sebuah cerita yang seru dan enak dibaca.

Nah, sebuah buku dari Crichton yang judulny
Louann Carroll
Up and coming executive Tom Sanders is secure in his job and his line of work. He has a wife he loves, a child he adores, and a home on an island just off the coast of Washington. He ferries into work at DigiCom each day and oversees a group of techies working on a prototype of hardware that, for some reason, fails and no one knows why.

In the midst of the mystery, Sanders discovers the company is about to be bought out and a new boss is taking over the position Sanders once thought was for hims
Mar 18, 2017 Rohit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Easy, engaging read on a long overseas flight. Bonus points for the detailed descriptions of 1990s Seattle.
Geert Daelemans
Aug 22, 2013 Geert Daelemans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, thriller
Interesting premise drives decent thriller

High-tech company executive Tom Sanders has it all made. Today he is on his way to his office at DigiCom where it is certain to be promoted to division leader. There are some minor set-backs on a production line that he leads, but nothing he cannot handle. But all is not well. When he enters the building he notices his ex-girlfriend Meredith Johnson talking to the big company chief. What's happening? Is the upcoming merger going to reshuffle the complete
Jan 12, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is a slow burner. It is really strange for a dude like myself to get into, and yet you can't put it down. It is about sexual harassment in the workplace, which goes on. You have to be lying to not admit you've seen it, or in some ways, as a man probably did it yourself, or were on the verge of doing it. Its a strong and serious topic and in this book, Crichton tackles it but puts a really interesting spin on this. In the case involved in this book, the female executive in charge is the ...more
Jan 23, 2010 Bill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: film, thriller
I'm torn on this one. The story finally sort of paid off. But I actually set it aside for a couple of weeks to read The Golden Compass. It's not that it was bad, the writing was OK. I just didn't care for the characters that much, one of the scenes actually made me very uncomfortable (and not just in the way the author intended), and some of the action hit too close to home (high-tech company politics). That last point could be a little disingenuous on my part, since it's one of the things that ...more
Callum G
Dec 13, 2011 Callum G rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some Chrichton books have a more moral aspect to them, and certainly in this book it comes to the fore. He tackled a more weighty and contentious about harassment in the workplace with undertones of sexual dominance and prejudice. For something that could have easily offended many people, he has crafted this book quite skillfully, and hasn't dropped entertainment value in the process. The plot is a little complex at some points, particularly during the climax of the book, it seems that twists ar ...more
Laura Grable
Aug 30, 2011 Laura Grable rated it liked it
I have mixed feeling about this one. The book started slow, but once it got going I flew through it. I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the plot, trying to figure out who is undermining who on the corporate ladder. However, I'm not sure Crichton achieved what he was hoping to with the sexual harassment case.

The case is interesting because it is a sort of role reversal, a female executive harassing a male employee. I think Crichton was trying to make the point that this type of situation exists and
Sep 02, 2012 Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this. It was different than many of his other books, basically based on a real story where a woman had sexually harassed men in the work place and gotten away with it for years as a favorite of the boss. An intelligent manipulative woman, she knew how to gain the boss's respect and stay in his good graces, mostly by playing to his emotional needs. I don't want to give away the story line so won't say more. Almost reads like an investigative report found in a big corporation. Exc ...more
Jan 15, 2013 Corey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Crichton is an excellent author, he really knows a lot about his technology. A business executive, Tom Sanders who works for a computer firm is expecting to become the new director of his company. But things change when a female employee named Meredith Johnson gets promoted, and Meredith happens to be Tom's former lover. One night Tom goes into Meredith's office, she tries to sexually assault him.

When word of it gets out, no one believes his story, and Meredith has everybody believing To
Feb 26, 2009 Andy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I remember taking this book with me on the long flight to Japan. Bad choice! I had liked Michael Crichton books until this one. I just could not make it though the book. I left it in the airplane when I landed in Tokyo.

I don't think it's necessarily a bad book. Reverse sexual harassment just did not click with me at all.

Given the prominence of sexual harassment that women deal with on a regular basement, I can understand why Michael Crichton wrote the book. But the plot just did not interest m
Holger  C Andersen
A problem when writing books on computer technology is that time is really flying. I think the book was published in 1993, and the IT-world in 2012,whenI read the book, has very little to do with 1993 "breaking news".
But Chrichton knows how to write an interesting story, and I was entertained.
It claims to be based on a "true story", and maybe it is.
Some of the characters are really not easy to like, but hey, its a jungle out there, so maybe its true.
I doubt Chrichton will ever be regarded as one
Sep 29, 2014 Remo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela, 1995
La verdad es que me esperaba más de Crichton, aunque me doy cuenta gracias a este libro que lo que hace Crichton no es escribir libros sino guiones de películas novelados. El argumento es fácil de seguir, el desenlace es rápido y en demasiadas ocasiones se intuye que el autor tiene un problema con el feminismo, porque la mala es malamalamala y el bueno es buenobuenobueno. Hombre (mujer) de paja...
Jan 13, 2017 Danm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid read. I thought there would be more sexual content, but oh well. The story got a little crazy with so many twists and turns, but it was based on a true story, so I guess truth is stranger than fiction, even though this was fiction. Confused yet? Anyway, very prophetic from a technology standpoint. Mesmerizing, actually. I would recommend Disclosure.
Aug 27, 2010 Mike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-comics
Utterly distasteful - I hope Crichton was just channelling 90's male rage at the shifting power balance. But I'm afraid he was just simply a bitter man writing from his own fears and lack of insight.
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Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On (1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven more Lange novels. He also wrote as Michael Dougla ...more
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