Fast, furious, and out of control.
This is not the world of the future --- it's the world right now.
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that...more
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In Prey and State of Fear, Crichton did what he does best in providing a well researched book w ...more
There's some scientific info woven into this tale as well but not too much yet I still learned about some new things like c ...more
Next is a very well-researched book. And that’s the only good thing I can say about it.
The characters were too many and too unmemorable; I forgot nearly all of them as soon as they were mentioned. The stuff on stem-cells and genes and biotechnology was excruciatingly boring. The story was over-exaggerated, silly and unintentionally funny. A swearing chimpanzee and a transgenic ape who goes to school?? Are you kidding me??
I’m still trying to figure out why I read Next instead of Jurassic Park. ...more
So I got a Michael Crichton book. I'm very ashamed. More so because I actually, well, liked it.
Crichton, I think, resonates so well with middle-of-the-road audiences because his takes on science and technology tend to play to the common man's fe ...more
I enjoyed this book even though it was a bit spastic. Basically, Michael Crichton learned everything he could about the state of gene research and politics and combined it into a series of fictional stories to make separate points. Some of the stories ended up crossing and some did not. If you read this, don't expect any cohesion, just appreciate the anecdotes within.
رواية علمية رائعة جدا، إستمتعت حقا بقرائتها، لقد إستغرقت وقتا في قرائتها ليس مللا وانما لانني استمتعت أردت أن أقرأها على مهل وبتروِ
ليست أول رواية علمية أقرأها، ولكن في موضوع علم الوراثة واكتشاف الجينات هذه أول مرة أقرأ فيه
المقدمة كانت مملة ولم تشجعني، ولكن ما انهيت الفصل الأول والثاني حتى بدأ التشويق والإثارة
أعجبني ذكر معلومات عن انسان النياندرتال أحب قراءة المعلومات في مجال علم الانسان، ومن الحيوانات المعدلة جينية أعجبني جيرارد على غرار ديف
فيما يخص مشكلة أليكس وجيمي أعجبتن ...more
The main problem here is that many of the characters became washed out and meaningless. There is just so m ...more
The Bad: Crichton lost me at the money. Apparently, if you mix human and monkey DNA, a monkey will be born with human vocal capabilities. A monkey that you can pass off as a child with a hairy birth defect and some impulse c ...more
Next focuses on the potential that present day and up and coming genetic technologies may have upon our society and way of life. A cautionary tal ...more
Buku-buku Crichton selalu bertema ilmu pengetahuan (eh, gak tau lagi kalo Disclosure. Belum baca yg ini) dan minimal bawa-bawa hukum sedikit. Yg jelas topik yg dibahas selalu menarik. Kali ini, beliau menyoroti soal kecanggihan rekayasa geneti ...more
Amongst all of this, and between the various news articles, is a confusing plot, or plots, about a woman being hunted for her cells, a man who invents a nasal spray that can make people mature, a talking ape, and a parrot called Gerard who can do arithmetic.
Although interesting and fast paced, there was not enough focus on any one character for me ...more
Next delves into scientific advancement. What is wrong, right, and where the line between them is largely overlooked. Medical related, of course, the story follows individuals as they face the consequences of things like genetic engineering, DNA decoding, ...more
No, wait. That was Jurassic Park.
What happens when a genetic engineering company, Bio-Gen, mucks about with DNA?
OK, well the plots aren't really that similar at all. Nevertheless, I couldn't help but compare the two story lines because my only experience with Michael Crichton up to this point was the Jurassic Park movie. So, I approached this book with a bias.
I'm impressed with the author's ability to maintain multiple ...more
Its important to keep in mind, as one reviewer pointed out, that Crichton is a satirist. Here he mixes his serious material with raw comedy, going way over the top at times.
It might have he ...more
It was fantastic to discover that not all books were about teens overcoming drug addictions/abuse or silly teenage hormonal problems.
Apart from Harry Potter, no book has consumed me like Crichton’s at that point. I read very few YA novels after that ...more
The book has a great moral (well, several) that are littere ...more
لكن لتستمتع بها يجب أن تكون محبا للعلوم والعلوم الطبية المتعلقة بالهندسة الوراثية فالرواية تعتبر كتابا علميا مصاغ في صورة روائية
تدخلك الرواية عالم الجينات والهندسة الوراثية حيث
معارك معامل وشركات التكنولوجيا الحيوية والهندسة الوراثية
قرود وببغاوات متكلمة
التأثيرات الغير متوقعة للعلاج الجيني
منح براءات الاختراع لاكتشاف الجينات لتكتشف ان خلاياك وجيناتك من الممكن الا تكون ملكك
استخدام التعديل الجيني في الدعاية والاعلان بطريقة فريدة
خطوط روائية متعددة واعترف ان ...more
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