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Title:   Dragon Teeth
Author:   Michael Crichton
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   09.03.17

Other Books Read By This Author (6)
- Dragon Teeth
- Five Patients
- Jurassic Park
- Next
- Pirate Latitudes
- State of Fear

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09.03.17 I really loved this. It reminded me of what it was like to read other Crichton classics for the first time. Unbelievably page-turning, smart, informative, thrilling, exciting. In the afterword, Crichton's widow said she traced the origins of the book to a correspondence in the mid 70s. I wonder if the book was finished back then and for whatever reason he thought it wasn't good enough to release or if it was a long-standing work like Pirate Latitudes that he would continuously tinker with through the years. I could see how, once Tombstone and Wyatt Earp came out in the 90s and certainly after the HBO show Deadwood in the 00s, he would've given up all hope of publishing lest he look like a copycat, but I'm glad it's seeing the light of day now because it's fantastic. It shares a brisk historical pace with Pirate Latitudes but doesn't suffer from the trope-laden laundry list of events that the second half of that book falls into. I actually liked this more than his last few prehumorous(?) releases like Prey and Next and even State of Fear. This one is devoid of topical commentary and political agenda; it's just a good story well told.



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