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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain                           

by Michael Crichton

Review by Casey F.                                                          

Genre: Techno-Thriller

Publisher: Knopf

Year published: 1969

Number of pages: 350

A virus with no cure. Strikes fast, killing hosts in a matter of seconds.  No known cure.  The Andromeda Strain.

A military probe crashes in the Arizona town of Piedmont.  A small team of  researchers retrieve the device…the last time they were seen alive.  The whole town, Dead or it seems. Two survivors seemingly unrelated are found.  Operation Wildfire has now been activated.  Underground in a secret Laboratory lies the survivors and the top researchers are toiling to understand and beat the “Invincible” virus before the strain reaches a heavily populated city and causes a world disaster.

This book may be old but it still will grip with the plausibility that this happening is all too real.  I absolutely LOVE Michael Crichton books so i just had to read this and he did not let me down.  The philosophy in his books strike me to be just amazing.  I never have any improvements to make to his books ever but there was really not enough action in this book.  Still real good though.  I would recommend to all readers of science-fiction and thrillers and to all 13 and up for account of slight swearing.  And to the all who love Michael Crichton’s work.

Here are some real chilling and thinker quotes for you.

“As the plane came down into a flat second run, he tried not to look at the ground. But he did, and again saw the bodies. The phosphorus flares were burning low, the lighting was darker, more sinister and subdued. But the bodies were still there: he had not been imagining it.”-The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton

“Human intelligence was more trouble than it was worth. It was more destructive than creative, more confusing than revealing, more discouraging than satisfying, more spiteful than charitable.” – The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton


6 responses »

  1. I love Michael Chrichton books, too. It seems like he does plenty of research so that his situations are always believable.

  2. I remember seeing the movie version of this when I was about your age. I loved it, and my dad handed me the book the next week.

  3. your right, this could happen. thanks to you, without reading it, i love it. you have much to say about it, and great opinions.

  4. Your review reminds me of the movie Contagion. You have peaked my interest and now I am thinking about reading this novel. Thank you for the review.

  5. I can tell with out even reading the book it would be fantastic! Great work!


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