Friday, November 07, 2008

Jurassic Park Was My First Novel

One of my first memories to becoming an avid reader was in 6th grade. Jurassic Park was about to hit movie theaters, but my mother said I needed to read the book first and than I could see the movie. I tackled the 416 paperback and loved it so much I was upset the movie did not meet my expectations. I would go on to later read Michael Crichton’s Sphere, Timeline and State of Fear.

I was sad to hear the following news:

In Los Angeles, on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Michael Crichton passed away at the age of 66 to cancer.

This is what the family said about one of my favorite authors,
"While the world knew him as a great storyteller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us – and entertained us all while doing so – his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes."
Publishers are holding the release of a new book, but if it is anything like his previous books, I am sure it will be great.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I read that he had died...very sad. I'm glad that he sparked a love for reading in you. My first "grown-up" author that I remember reading like a maniac was Stephen King. Haven't read anything by him in forever!

(and reading when you read this made me feel ole ;)