Monday, July 16, 2012


Tedious. Buried inside the 400+ pages of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston, there’s a 200 page fast-paced thriller. The challenge for readers is that the extra pages make it very tedious to read. There’s the usual Crichton scientific framework providing the basis for the action: in this case, nanotechnology. There’s a villain to make the plot interesting. Somehow the pace flagged almost from the start, and I found myself caring less about what was happening, and just wanting to get it over with. Readers looking for something to help the time pass like during an airport delay, are those most likely to overlook the faults of this book and actually enjoy it. For most readers, this book will be tedious or annoying. Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended) Click here to purchase Micro from

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