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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  48,021 ratings  ·  544 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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Rabindranauth
I think if there’s one thing that repulses everyone when it comes into the light it’s a situation where a woman finds herself sexually harassed by a man in the workplace. But what if it’s not as it appears at first sight?

In the blink of an eye Thomas Sanders has lost it all. His new boss is completely destroying his life with the biggest weapon a woman has in her legal arsenal; the sex crime. After she takes a position as his new boss, a position he expected to get, they take a drink together af
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Alex
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
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.
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
Ash
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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Michael
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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Stuart Aken
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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Dani Noviandi
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Danny M
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
Jenny
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Duncan Mandel
SUMMARY: "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 meeting, the woman accuse ...more
Sara Jo Schmidt
Thrilling. I expect more science from Michael Crichton, but this one was bordering the lines of a legal thriller.

Man who works for a tech company in the early 90's is expecting a promotion before a merger that would put their company in the stock market and make everyone really rich. Instead, the position is given to a woman who is actually his ex-girlfriend from 10 years ago.

Ex-girlfriend now the new boss invites him for a late meeting at 6pm on her first day on the job. She comes onto him, h
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Pujiyanto stiffy
seperti biasa--bukunya Om Crichton selalu seru!!! meskipun bagian teknologinya--terutama mengenai drive-drive itu terasa 'jaman-dulu' saat dibaca di jaman modern ini. Tapi lupakan soal hitech yang diangkat di sini, yang menarik di novel ini adalah plotnya. Dari sekian novel si Om Crichton yang sudah aku baca, selain A Case of Need buku inilah yang terasa banget kesan detektif-detektifannya. banyak banget hal-hal yang dari awal terkesan sepele tetapi bakalan jadi hal penting untuk memecahkan kasu ...more
Mike
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.
Manick Govinda
Michael Crichton, such an intelligent, prescient thriller writer. This is the second of his novel that I have read - first one being the brilliant State of Fear. He didn't shy away from tackling tough controversial subjects and in this case the politics of workforce diversity, employment quotas and sexual harrassment - all these issues knitted in a novel about the workplace: mergers, new technology (remember CD-ROMs anyone). The novel races along wonderfully, Crichton is sparse with words, quick ...more
Gary Brim
OK page-turner, which kept me interested enough to see how it finished. Crichton says the novel is based on a true story, and that he interviewed all the participants, then obscured their identities when he wrote this book. That may explain why all the characters except Sanders (main male character) are very flat. No characters are explored in any detail, instead the plot unfolds over a short time span of several days and carries the entire book. I found the CEO and Sanders' attorney particularl ...more
Joseph Finder
Another book that shows the corporate boardroom can be every bit as dangerous as any jungle. Great mix of realistic details with action.
Scott Wallace
I thought that this was a great book. It is an older book but I have always enjoyed Crichton's books and this was another great one. I wouldn't have been interested in this book if Crichton hadn't of written it, I believe this was one of the first books that he wrote.

Essentially, a executive is setup by his new boss to take the fall for a error that she made. She files a harassment claim against him so he would be more worried about that and not realize that he was being setup but a friend feeds
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Jenifer
You know, regular Michael Crichton stuff. Quick read, snappy, flashy. Written in 1994, and centering on technology, this couldn't help but be outdated quicker than you can say iPhone 7. Kinda funny to read a "contemporary" book about a hot topic (sexual harassment) and nobody even has a laptop!

I did like the juxtaposition of having the harassment perpetrated by a woman, and to hear that from the male's point of view. There were a few really good paragraphs that got me thinking about things in a
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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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