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Disclosure

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  53,174 Ratings  ·  606 Reviews
The thriller that opened a new chapter in the sex wars ...

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
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Paperback, 455 pages
Published 1994 by Arrow (first published January 1st 1993)
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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...
Alex
Feb 24, 2009 Alex rated it liked it
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
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.
Ash
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
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StoryTellerShannon
MINI-REVIEW

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.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus
Davor Petričević
KORPORACIJSKE IGRE IT INDUSTRIJE

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
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Michael
Nov 29, 2010 Michael rated it liked it
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.

(SPOILERS)

OK, at the end, we fi
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Gorab Jain
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.
Asghar Abbas
Nov 29, 2015 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Provocative. Still relevant. Makes you think. Whom would you believe ?
Log in.
Caroline
Apr 12, 2015 Caroline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015_prose
GARBAGE!
Stuart Aken
May 26, 2013 Stuart Aken rated it really liked it
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
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Nerita
Jan 27, 2016 Nerita rated it really liked it
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 havo to admit that after I saw the movie I couldn't imagine anyone else as Meredith but Demi Moore
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and Thomas is always going to be Michael Douglas for me
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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
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Dani Noviandi
Sep 19, 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
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Shannon Wyss
Oct 07, 2011 Shannon Wyss rated it it was ok
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
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Bill
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
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
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Remo
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...
Joy
Sep 02, 2012 Joy rated it it was amazing
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
Callum G
Dec 13, 2011 Callum G rated it really liked it
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
Corey Tardif
Jan 24, 2013 Corey Tardif rated it really liked it
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
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Holger  C Andersen
Mar 16, 2012 Holger C Andersen rated it it was ok
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
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Jennifer
Dec 01, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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
Andy
Feb 26, 2009 Andy rated it did not like it
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
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Daniel
Jan 12, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it
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
Francesco Zampa
May 20, 2015 Francesco Zampa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: da-leggere
Meredith Johnson è il capo che tutti i maschi vorrebbero trovare la mattina sul posto di lavoro? Forse, anzi, direi proprio di no. Direi piuttosto che incarna tutto ciò che si dice di negativo della donna, vero o immaginario che sia: estremo egoismo, arrivismo, manipolazione, assenza di scrupoli, menzogne senza limiti.
Roba da incubo, altro che trovarla lì. E i poveri uomini? Vittime, vittime senza speranze. Però qualcuno ha detto che le donne sono sedute sulla loro fortuna, ed è stato subito tra
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Danny M
Jan 12, 2015 Danny M rated it it was amazing
The author has written many novels which I always find entertaining. I decided to write a general review which will cover all the novels. The author Michael Crichton is well known for his science fiction books. In Crichton novels, the real story is not always contained among the central characters, but within the underlying theme of the books. The author tends to be a bit of an alarmist with a very, very, active imagination. Crichton's novels are very informative and entertaining. The author see ...more
Ryan Thompson
Jul 25, 2015 Ryan Thompson rated it really liked it
A high tech firm manufacturing in the US and making CD-ROMS that might be able to play video on them!? What kinda of sci-fi world have I been tossed into? Written in '94, one of the charms of this book is the talk about "state of the art" tech at the time and what was considered cutting edge. Mentions of the internet and explaining what it is is also rather humorous.

The central conflict in the book is an interesting one, and one that makes the reader uncomfortable in a very intentional way. What
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Brandon
Nov 25, 2015 Brandon rated it liked it
I picked this up at a book sale based on the name alone, figuring it had something to do with aliens. Oops.

That being said, I had no issue reading through it. Like most of Michael Crichton's books, it's a fairly quick page-turner. I think I read it over the course of about three sessions.

Again, like most of his books, you can tell he put in a good deal of research. However, while I'm sure it was bleeding-edge at the time, reading about CD-ROM drives in 2015 makes it lose some relevancy.

The core
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Scott
Aug 04, 2015 Scott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Published in 1993, Michael Crichton writes a fast paced book about a technology company in the midst of a merger. I found the contrast between what was new technology then compared to today quite interesting. For example, the protagonist’s friend expresses amazement about the use of a mobile telephone. “Those things are amazing. They just get smaller and smaller…” Bragging about his mobile telephone, the protagonist says that the phone has a memory which holds up to two hundred numbers and all h ...more
Romil Goel
May 17, 2015 Romil Goel rated it really liked it
I love the way Crichton writes. Its fast and there is always something happening. Its like uncovering a mystery on every page. I liked the story very much. Its not the sexual harassment but what unfolds afterwards that makes it interesting i.e. Corporate Relations and Politics, The centerfold in every Organization. Gets deeper and deeper as you unfold it.

Sometimes I felt I am very much like Sanders, who is naive for Corporate politics but very intelligent and Hard Working. He is good with solvin
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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 Douglas ...more
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