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RIP Michael Crichton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Wow. Had been fighting cancer.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow... I've read almost all of his older stuff...

    Rising Sun is probably my favorite of his books. The book was 1,000X better than the movie.

  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Not that it wasn't time for the show to be done, but that explains in some ways ER being its last season.

    I haven't read Next, but I think I've read all of the other ones and enjoyed every one.
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a great author.

  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    ER ran its course a good eight years ago.

    RIP to one of the best authors of our time.
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Um ... all due respect to Mr. Crichton, but no. Not even close.

    Mr. Crichton wrote well-read books.

    He created an iconic television show.

    He will be missed by many.

    This does not mean he was a great, or even good, author.
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Best might have been a little strong, but I liked him.
  8. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    Shocking news....whether he was great author or not, many of his books were a damn fine read
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Perfectly acceptable. As a high school freshman, I tore right through Jurassic Park.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Has he even been doing anything for ER lately?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    For about half its run, ER was one of the best TV shows ever. For the rest of it, it was As the World Turns in prime time and a much bigger budget. I think most credit/blame goes to John Wells/Lydia Woodward, however.

    As for Crichton, RIP to a tall, famous author who gave lots of people enjoyment.
  12. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    An very entertaining mainstream author, his work will be missed. Despite the unfortunate movie adaptation, I always enjoyed "Sphere."
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