Thomas Sanders' world collapses in just 24 hours - he is passed over for promotion, his new woman boss comes on to him during a drink after work, then, the next morning, he learns that she has accused him of sexually harassing her. She demands his transfer, thereby threatening to cut him off from the millions he wou...more
Disclosure is not my favorite Michael Crichton novel, but so far as I have been able to determine, Crichton was actually unable to write badly. I personally rate most of his science fiction books among the top 50 sci-fi books ever written by anyone. Maybe what I don’t like here is that the hero Sanders is on the defensive from page one, fighting a losing battle that progressively gets more hopeless. And he’s kind of a wimp. Still, Crichton got me to read this twice.
Problems at home, problems at...more
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 corporate future is certain. Until: after a closed-door meeting with his new boss -- a woman who was his lover ten years before, a wo...more
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...more
It is a techno-legal thriller pitting the all-American, decent, somewhat forgetful but red-blooded hero skillfully shouldering his wide shoulders through the shoals of flighty nerds, ruthless, immoral scramblers up the corporate ladder, offshore shenanigins and rather shallow attempts at psychological acuity. The hero is ultimately saved by some pretty fortunate d...more
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...more
Nah, sebuah buku dari Crichton yang judulny...more
My most recent read was Disclosure, the story of Tom Sanders as he works in the high tech industry with CD Rom drives. When Tom doesn't get the promotion he expects, but is instead passed over for an old girlfriend, Mered...more
"Expertly crafted, ingenious and absorbing." The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The #1 Bestseller by the author of "Jurassic Park." As he did in "Rising Sun," Crichton focuses on a topic as close as today's newspaper headlines: sexual harassment.
Tom Sanders is an up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom. When his new boss turns out to be a woman who is both his former lover and a business rival, Sanders determines to be professional. But after a closed-door m...more
Tom Sanders, a guy in charge of the development and production of new computer components has expected to be promoted when the merger takes place. However, unexpectedly the position is given to a woman he used to date who in his opinion has zero experience for the position.
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...more
The story itself is about the nature of sexual harassment, and it cleverly makes the reader wonder about who the aggressor is in the story. It was based on real events and this made the story a more compelling read. Until the end, you are never really s...more
When word of it gets out, no one believes his story, and Meredith has everybody believing To...more
Not the type of book I normally read, but enjoyed the intrigue once I was...more
However, this is still a pretty good read. It was a quick read and if you can accept the idea that you m...more
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...more