Towards the end of my review of Rising Sun, I said, “Michael Crichton was kind of an asshole, right? I’m not off-base in saying that?”. With his follow-up novel, Disclosure, I can, without reservation, firmly assert that I think Michael Crichton was unquestionably an asshole. Disclosure, which Crichton alleges is based on a true story, tells the story of Tom Sanders, a department head for Digicom, a tech company on the cusp of a big merger. Sanders’ hopes for a big promotion are foiled by the hiring of Meredith Johnson, an old girlfriend and, now, new boss. On their first […]
I’m not sure about title-cursing rules, otherwise the title would be “Fuck This Book.” I don’t even know where to start, this stupid childish book brought out such a visceral rage in me. Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads suggest that some people didn’t abhor it. Some people loved it. This makes me think about statistics and probability – does the number of five star ratings mean that there are people in my life who do or would like this dumpster fire of a “book”? (The quotation marks are warranted.) Or does the type of person who would like this tend to […]
I know I’m late to the party on this book, and that it was a Very Big Deal some time ago, but kind of like the Martian it took me a while to catch up. Frankly? Unlike the Martian, with this book I don’t think I actually missed much.