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Prolific novelist and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has unexpectedly died after a private battle with cancer. He was 66.

Known for his best-selling books like "Jurassic Park," and its sequel "The Lost World," which were made into a successful movie franchise, Crichton has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. Many of his books, including "The Andromeda Strain," "Congo," "Twister," "Terminal Man," and "Disclosure," were also turned into films.
 

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Oh, that is sad news. I remember reading The Andromeda Strain back in high school and being terrified.

I have certainly read plenty of his other books, too.

Thanks for sharing this information.

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Thank you for sharing the news. I am the Assistant Director at a public library and will share the news with my ataff and patrons.

I have spent a lot of time enjoying his books. His talent will be missed.
 

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It is a sad day.  I have read and enjoyed many of his books.
 

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My first Crichton read, as a teenager, was The Terminal Man. I always enjoyed the scientific slant to his novels. Sorry to hear this news.

 

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That is sad.  It's too bad that it's going to be overshadowed by Obama's victory, I wonder how many will even hear about it. 
 

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How sad, a young 66 at that. He left a legacy behind and will always be remembered.
 

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Very sad to hear this.
 

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CBS Evening News did a nice piece on Crichton.
 

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So sad. I've read plenty of his books over the years. I wasn't aware that he was ill.  :(
 
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The Terminal Man was the first book of his I read. The Andromeda Strain is still one of my all-time favorite movies. He'll be missed.
 

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Yes, I saw the news on SciFi Wire this morning.  What a shame to lose such an interesting man.  Chynared, Jurassic Park the book was even better than then movie :)  I think they actually incorporated some of the first book into the subsequent movies, like the pterodactyl cage.
 

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marianner said:
Jurassic Park the book was even better than then movie :) I think they actually incorporated some of the first book into the subsequent movies, like the pterodactyl cage.
If that is the case...I have to read the book. Thanks for the tip :))
 

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If that is the case...I have to read the book. Thanks for the tip :))
I remember taking the book out of the library on a whim, not sure what it was and being totally absorbed--or should I say, blown away. Unfortunately it does not appear to be available in a Kindle edition.

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Leslie said:
I remember taking the book out of the library on a whim, not sure what it was and being totally absorbed--or should I say, blown away. Unfortunately it does not appear to be available in a Kindle edition.

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As I've just found out :-\
 
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