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Next by Michael Crichton

20th June 2007

There are so many authors who start out writing good books, and then sit back and coast on their reputation, while cranking out junk. (Stephen King anyone?) Michael Crichton is not one of those authors. He has written another entertaining, educational and somewhat frightening novel.

In Next, Crichton tackles difficult and confusing subjects (DNA, gene research, cloning,stem cells) in a fast-paced novel that weaves numerous plot lines together. My standing complaint about Crichton is that he tends to give too much scientific detail, and this book is no exception. However, many readers will probably appreciate the detail, as it gives the book a more believable feel. In spite of the technical jargon (which one can easily skim over) this book was excellent and I highly recommend it.