Prey (Michael Crichton)

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has ...

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Author : ,Michael Crichton Publisher : Avon Binding : Mass Market Paperback Year : 2003 Pages : 544 Edition : EAN : 9780061015724 $7.00 at
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MOMOFFOUR20050
03/06/2009

Prey (Michael Crichton) 3

Ok...so it's probably been a good fifteen years since I picked up a book by Michael Crichton. I saw this one sitting around the office one day as a co-worker had finished reading earlier in the day. Since I was looking for soemthing to read I picked it up and went to town. So what did I think? Honestly, it was just OK. The good is that it is an easy read, and filled with a decent amount of action. The bad is that the book starts off relatively slow, and it reads like a movie script. I mean not literally, but in the sense that it seems as if Mr. Crichton was writing this with idea that it could be turned into a movie. I've read plenty of his books, the science seemed right on, it just lacked the intriguing characters and heart of his earlier works.

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ironman96
02/13/2009

Prey (Michael Crichton) 2

I had been looking forward to reading "Prey." Crichton was such a master at the futuristic thriller that I was hoping for a good read. Unfortunately, after 200 pages, I couldn't go any further. The characters were not interesting and the premise was unbelievable--even for Crichton. The storyline was completely predictable from the beginning and I completely lost interest. Crichton has produced some fine novels such as Andromeda Strain, Timeline, The Great Train Robbery, and State of Fear. "Prey" is not one of them.

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Raptor94176
01/17/2009

Prey (Michael Crichton) 5

I was intrested in this book from the moment nano particles were mentioned. From there it just took off and went with the story. The family is intresting and the main charcter is also very intresting, and he isn't unlikeable. I think he is a real reflection of the author in many ways. Also the ending actually surprised me and I didn't see it coming. I had an idea, but it wasn't anything like it. I was done the book rather quickly, and was left satisfied.
Michael Chrichton fans, you should like this book, it is very intresting.

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SixtenC.Abbot
01/11/2009

Prey (Michael Crichton) 2

Sorely disappointing. I want to say that I like Crichton, but this was just a joke. The idea is fascinating, but it's executed in an insanely predictable way. I think that Crichton is just re-writing the same novel over and OVER again: Protagonist is trapped in a secure facility. Means to safety is outside that facility in an unprotected building. WATCH OUT. Oh, it's all okay. Whew.

I'm glad that's finished. Spare yourself.

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