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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
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Jul 11, 2007

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Recommended for: Crichton fans, Medical Fiction fans, Mystery fans
Read in January, 1995

All I'm going to say about Crichton is that he has a knack for what I call the "miracle ending". In one summer I read Congo, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery and Sphere. I felt the same about each of them when I finished each.

He's a very good writer with captivating storylines, dead on science, compelling plot and in depth characters, but...I feel like he gets tired of writing the same story or can't properly tie things together at the end so he has some miraculous event do it for him.
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message 1: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim Good point about Andromeda as having a "miracle ending".

IT's been so long since I've read Terminal, thar I don't recall it's ending.

The Great Train Robbery didn;t have one - the robbers were caught when one of them was arrested and compelled to "spill". Then a trial, then the protagonist escaped and was never heard from again (in his old identity) - no miracle there.

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