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An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton's greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cuttingedge technology, and extraordinary research.

Three men are found dead in a locked second-floor office in Honolulu. There is no sign of struggle, though their bodies are covered in ultra-fine, razorsharp  cuts. With no evidence, the police dismiss it as a bizarre suicide pact. But the murder weapon is still in the room, almost invisible to the human eye. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering   microbiology start-up company. Nanigen MicroTechnologies sends them to a mysterious laboratory in  Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open up a whole new scientific frontier. But this opportunity of a lifetime will teach them the true cost of existing at the cuttingedge… The group becomes prey to a technology of radical, unimaginable power and is thrust out into the teeming rainforest. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, the young scientists face a hostile wilderness that threatens danger at every turn. To survive, they must harness the awe-inspiring creative – and destructive – forces of
nature itself.

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Authored By Richard Preston, Michael Crichton
Book Details
Publisher HarperCollins Publisher
Publication Year 2012 November
ISBN-13 9780007457687
ISBN-10 0007457685
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 400 Pages
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★★★★★
★★★★★
20 Feb 2012
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Not a new concept, but provides the reader with a Food For Thought!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book stands quite fatter than expected.
Approximate Pp - 660
About 26 Lines of text per page (the lowest I have observed in a paperback so far)
Paper quality and Print - Very Good
Font Size and Line Spacing - Excellent
Binding and Cover - Excellent

ABOUT THE CONTENT:
1. As described by everyone else, the idea is not new. However, the book does provide with some facts about insects, venoms, and other aspects of nature, albeit not too much.
2. Reading this story does help to perceive an understanding from a visually miniaturized point of view. The world does seem as deadly a...
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book stands quite fatter than expected.
Approximate Pp - 660
About 26 Lines of text per page (the lowest I have observed in a paperback so far)
Paper quality and Print - Very Good
Font Size and Line Spacing - Excellent
Binding and Cover - Excellent

ABOUT THE CONTENT:
1. As described by everyone else, the idea is not new. However, the book does provide with some facts about insects, venoms, and other aspects of nature, albeit not too much.
2. Reading this story does help to perceive an understanding from a visually miniaturized point of view. The world does seem as deadly a...
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book stands quite fatter than expected.
Approximate Pp - 660
About 26 Lines of text per page (the lowest I have observed in a paperback so far)
Paper quality and Print - Very Good
Font Size and Line Spacing - Excellent
Binding and Cover - Excellent

ABOUT THE CONTENT:
1. As described by everyone else, the idea is not new. However, the book does provide with some facts about insects, venoms, and other aspects of nature, albeit not too much.
2. Reading this story does help to perceive an understanding from a visually miniaturized point of view. The world does seem as deadly and dangerous at that scale.
3 The book definitely provides us with a food for thought about how exploration can be a virtue at the smaller scale, but also with how miniaturization and nanotechnology can be dangerous for the humankind, in terms of its usage in violence & war, or towards anything in nature for that matter.

2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
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08 Jul 2012
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Not Satisfying

I bought Micro from Flipkart, by pre-ordering the book, waiting in anticipation for the literal roller-coaster ride with the book. The last Posthumous work by Michael Crichton viz. Pirate Latitudes , was fantastic with all the old charm of Crichton books.
most annoyingly its release was delayed twice. And when it was finally published, the excitement was over way back.
The Micro has all the ingredients that made Michael Crichton books a wholesome read, but the end result is not quite "Crichton"ised.
The story has group of youngsters, big Jargon, Gruesome deaths, the unexpected he...
()

I bought Micro from Flipkart, by pre-ordering the book, waiting in anticipation for the literal roller-coaster ride with the book. The last Posthumous work by Michael Crichton viz. Pirate Latitudes , was fantastic with all the old charm of Crichton books.
most annoyingly its release was delayed twice. And when it was finally published, the excitement was over way back.
The Micro has all the ingredients that made Michael Crichton books a wholesome read, but the end result is not quite "Crichton"ised.
The story has group of youngsters, big Jargon, Gruesome deaths, the unexpected he...
I bought Micro from Flipkart, by pre-ordering the book, waiting in anticipation for the literal roller-coaster ride with the book. The last Posthumous work by Michael Crichton viz. Pirate Latitudes , was fantastic with all the old charm of Crichton books.
most annoyingly its release was delayed twice. And when it was finally published, the excitement was over way back.
The Micro has all the ingredients that made Michael Crichton books a wholesome read, but the end result is not quite "Crichton"ised.
The story has group of youngsters, big Jargon, Gruesome deaths, the unexpected help near the end and possibility of sequel in the end, but it still feels like the the characters are shallow.
When you read the book, you feel like you are watching "Honey, I shrunk the kids", with the same childish sense.
Well, It was filled with sci-fi stuff and all, but then literature is not just a text book.
Please stop writing in the name of Michael Crichton, if its not really written by the genius himself. We don't want another Bourne elastic series, where people write in the name of late Robert Ludlum and try to glorify crap books.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
09 Feb 2012
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Not the Final Hurrah

Though this was supposed to be his last novel, MC is not quite able to pack the punch that was expected from him.There are quite a few reasons for this. First, the plot in itself is not an original one. This just seems to be the adult'ish' version of Honey,I shrunk the kids. Second, the setting of the plot seems somewhat been there,done that. MC's obsession with Hawaiian settings is repetitive. All in all, it makes State of Fear a more compelling read. But for all those die-hard MC fans who were shocked by his death in 2008, this is a nice collector's item. It quite justifies why you need t... ()

Though this was supposed to be his last novel, MC is not quite able to pack the punch that was expected from him.There are quite a few reasons for this. First, the plot in itself is not an original one. This just seems to be the adult'ish' version of Honey,I shrunk the kids. Second, the setting of the plot seems somewhat been there,done that. MC's obsession with Hawaiian settings is repetitive. All in all, it makes State of Fear a more compelling read. But for all those die-hard MC fans who were shocked by his death in 2008, this is a nice collector's item. It quite justifies why you need t...
Though this was supposed to be his last novel, MC is not quite able to pack the punch that was expected from him.There are quite a few reasons for this. First, the plot in itself is not an original one. This just seems to be the adult'ish' version of Honey,I shrunk the kids. Second, the setting of the plot seems somewhat been there,done that. MC's obsession with Hawaiian settings is repetitive. All in all, it makes State of Fear a more compelling read. But for all those die-hard MC fans who were shocked by his death in 2008, this is a nice collector's item. It quite justifies why you need to buy this. Farewell MC.

PS: A word about Richard Preston. He seems to be the next big thing in suspense writings.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
02 Feb 2012
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Not a classic Crichton

With the concept of small humans and facing the dangers of the micro world, the book comes off as a rip off of the film 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids'.
Even the thrills and the adrenaline rush of the dangers of the micro world aren't convincing. The book lacks the realism of the classic Crichton books. The read is a boring and it takes an effort to drag your eyes along the pages of the story.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
07 Feb 2012
Not Vintage MC Style

This book is good. But definitely lacks the classic Crichton charm. All through the book, the charm is missing. The references, the information are not satisfactory. The adventures are very predictable and to some extent dragged. NOT THE TECHNO-THRILLER that Crichton used to write. Richard did a nice job, I think, in his style (I never read his books). But this book is a thumb down.

1 of 2 users found this review helpful.

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10 May 2013
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The finale of Crichton

Get it if you love Crichton's relatable science fiction. This is Michael Crichton's final novel (Crichton paased away, while the novel was still unfinished). Marvellously taken forward by Richard Preston, this kept me awake late into the nights....Thanks Michael Crichton for such a wonderful story! (View complete review)

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09 Dec 2012
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Slow, Sluggish and boring

The first few pages are interesting but major part of the book is plain boring. The author Richard Preston seems to have run out of ideas on what to write or narrate. I really doubt if Crichton had even written down the skeleton structure of this novel before his death. Because I associate Cricht... (View complete review)

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21 Sep 2012
Let down by Crichton

I have been an avid Michael Crichton fan and have read all his novels. Consequently, Micro is a big let-down. Crichton's forte has been bringing to life scary possibilities in advanced science in a very realistic way and creating plausible situations that may arise from that. Micro is rather like... (View complete review)

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09 Jul 2012
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Excellent Novel

For Micro, I can see that he has done a lot of research to come up with this. The novel is fast paced yet not an edge of the seat thriller. It keeps your interest without much effort. After a mysterious start to the novel, we are met with few unexpected and gruesome deaths of characters.

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