Congo Author Michael Crichton Book ¾ 442 pages Download  Michael crichton

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Congo Author Michael Crichton Book ¾ 442 pages Download  Michael crichton ✓ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Congo Author Michael Crichton – Deep in the African rain forest near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriouY her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match with stunning accuracy the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to a drawing of an ancient lost city A new expedition along with Amy is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world and the only way out may be through a horrifying death michaelcrichtoncom What did I think What did I thinkThis book has Talking monkeys Sinister Japanese businessmen Lasers Laser guns The actual phrase laser gun Cannibals African revolutionaries Hippo attacks Blue diamonds Wildly inaccurate predictions about the future of supercomputing Supercomputers Speculation on the nature of language Gorillas bred to kill Miluetoast academics forced by circumstance into acts of badassery Sky diving gorillas An ancient lost city called Zinj A volcanic eruptionand a flipping hot air balloonSo what do you think I thinkIt was really fun

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D and torn euipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies all motionless except for one moving image a grainy dark man shaped blurIn San Francisco primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of “signs” the most ever learned by a primate and she likes to fingerpaint But recentl German review hereA little over two decades ago this was my introduction to Michael Crichton It‘s also the first novel that someone had ever gifted to me if I remember correctlySo thank you aunt Ilona I became a fan of the author immediatelyReading this again in 2019 this time in it’s original language it was once a lot of fun Even though much of it is very dated and in fact was already dated when I first read this back in 1995In 1979 a Congo expedition gets attacked and killed in a matter of minutes The video transmission from the geologists‘ camp that their sponsor studies back in Houston is disturbing The camp is completely destroyed there are dead bodies everywhere their skulls crushed and for a short moment there’s something moving in front of the camera And it is not humanA second expedition is hastily prepared because the company is in a race with a JapaneseGerman consortium to find the Lost City of Zinj which they believe is buried somewhere in the dense tropical rainforest of the Congo They are looking for a scarce type of diamond that’s of tremendous value as a semiconductor and is expected to push computing to another level Billions of dollars are at stakePrimatologist Peter Elliot who works with Amy a Gorilla that has learned sign language and has a vocabulary of 620 signs is planning to go to the Congo as well Recently Amy has told him of nightmares that she’s having and a couple of pictures that she‘s painted resemble a Portugeses print that is showing the Lost City of Zinj But how can that be The print is from 1642 and they’re not even sure the city it shows does really exist Enter the aforementioned Congo expedition and the fact that the company is contacting Elliot for spoilery reasons and off to the Congo they are Taking Amy with them and trying to find the lost city albeit for very different reasonsThe main story is still an exciting thriller in an exotic setting as the group of people is facing lots of different obstacles from warlords and cannibals to wild animals thunderstorms volcanoes raging rivers and the generally unforgiving nature of the rainforestThe technical parts of the book though even though they are incorporated reasonably well take up too much room Epecially from today’s perspective as they have not aged very well Which is to be expected since the book is almost 40 years old by now and the computer industry has advanced so much that what was once intended to be science fiction is now almost kinda cute in how backward it all isIf you are able to look past this fact there are still enough interesting things to learn from the several infodumps Especially the parts concerned with the early exploration of the African continent and the ones about animal research I found uite interesting And from a historical standpoint the computing part might be interesting for some as well even though it wasn’t for meWhat makes this a four star read still for me personally is the great setting the thrilling adventure and the lovable Amy The adorable mountain gorilla is by far the best character in this book and I completely fell in love with her and would adopt her without hesitationI can still see why this book made me a fan of Michael Crichton all those years ago

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Congo Author Michael CrichtDeep in the African rain forest near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutesTen thousand miles away Karen Ross the Congo Project Supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath a camp destroyed tents crushe First off I've always gone bananas over books and movies that have giant apes big gorillas in them going way back to when I was a kid particularly with movie classics like King Kong and Mighty Joe Young that were a blast for me and my brother to watch togetherReading books and watching movies about big apes helps me reconnect with those experiences I will always hold dear to meI've been going ape over everything anything simian fiction related ever since When I first saw the preview for the movie Congo it was a no brainer that I would be seeing it as soon as it came out Anyone who may have seen the original advertisements for the movie may remember that the 1st preview centered on character Charles Travis played by fan favorite actor Bruce Campbell Ever since I first saw Evil Dead starring Bruce Campbell as Ash I followed every single film he did But if you saw Congo then you'll know that he was only in the film for about 5 minutes or less I rushed out to see the 1st showing on the 1st day of the film release with my best friend Doug at the time Before I read the book I knew it was gonna have a Jurassic Park sorta cheeziness to it but I was looking forward to that and otherwise not really knowing what else to expect The acting was a mixed bag of fine performances like Laura Linney and Dylan Walsh along with some of the worst acting since the very dawn of time Tim Curry an actor I've loved since watching his iconic legendary performance as Dr Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show many many times was just God awful As Herkermer Homolka his Russian accent defies logic as to why they would even keep the cameras rolling after his first line Which to me sounded like he got his tongue stuck in his throat Though by this point I wouldn't trade him in for the world though his is the worst accent I've ever heard Now that I think about it the way over the top French accent by Julia Ormond in Mad Men is definitely up there for debate I'm guessing that the Mad Men producers must've got confused thinking she was French actress Juliette Binoche when they brought her on since they look dead on identical to Congo As my buddy Doug and I watched the film we kept sinking lower and lower and lower into our seats until we were seriously nearly sitting on the floor Throughout all the impossibilities that could only happen in an 80's movie we burst out laughing in places where we weren't supposed to dozens of times much to the hatred of the rest of the audience I'm sure By the end of the movie as we were walking out I said in my best Amy voice the pet gorilla who had the female euivalent of a Stephen Hawking like computer voicebox Bad movie Amy Bad movie Yeahwe were little shi†s then just like most guys that age I guessJust so you know I've watched the film a few times since and it gets better every time It's a real hoot and now I think I love itBut back to the book In case it surprises anybody I don't think Michael Crichton wrote this one just so it would turn out to be a mega million buck movie And though it's a tech thriller it's also a throwback to the pulp adventure style books going on for over a century now Most notably King Solomon's Mines The difference It's been updated everything moves faster there's better euipment and everybody's sarcastic and cynical than ever before No duh ReallyI enjoyed this novel I'm pretty sure everybody has an idea what it's about so why go into it It was a good book HoweverSince most of the covers including the movie poster and dvd have a GORILLA on it you would expect there to be some damn gorillas IN IT I kept asking a common uestion I ask whenever I expect to see of something or when there's an element sorely missing throughout what I'm readingHere's one where you would want Michael Crichton to use his time machine from Timeline so he could fast forward to the future and take notes of the formula that worked so well in books he wrote later and were successful Jurassic Park had a great abundance of dinosaurs in it Too bad he couldn't have used that same formula hereIt is a well written nicely plotted book with good characters a great premise action packed and mostly a lot of fun It was just missing one thing for me MORE FREAKING GORILLAS This is one of those rare books that has many great artwork covered editions I hope you pick a good one Buying the bland books allows the publisher to think it's ok to skip the art department leaving us with a world of mediocre book covers to choose from So you know many of the cheapest editions have some very nice covers