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Michael Crichton's NEXT Review


Although the book has been out for quite a while, I recently finished reading Michael Crichton�s latest book titled NEXT.

It focuses on a number of subjects ranging from genetic testing, biotechnology, gene patenting and gene ownership.

While�it was an interesting read, I found it to be sort of a rush job. About 80% of the book is composed of small stories based on different areas of the biotech industry and the remaining 20% is a quick story to make it look like you were actually reading a novel of some sort.

I was expecting the stories to crossover and intertwine but no such luck. It was sort of like a textbook of biotech facts and oddities.

I did enjoy the fact that the stories are based on true facts or almost, like Crichton claims in the following way:

�This novel is fiction, except for the parts that aren�t�

Overall, it�s a quick read that keeps the reader interested and goes into some subjects that have a controversial component, be it ethical, legal, financial or all of the above.

If you want to watch an hour long interview of Michael Crichton on Charlie Rose�s show, you can watch it here.

  

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Added: April 19th 2007
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