Sunday, November 9, 2008

Michael Crichton - A Brilliant Philosopher

Here's a comment I posted on the New York Times website:

Michael Crichton was far more than a novelist. He was a brilliant philosopher who explored ideas and issues through fiction. On a wide range of important topics, he ignited analysis and debate among readers around the world as few writers have ever done. Crichton’s strength was not in the answers he provided, but in the questions he provoked. His death is a tragic loss, but his books will continue to entertain and educate readers.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Michael Crichton Dies of Cancer on November 4, 2008

Michael Crichton died Tuesday November 4, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. I just found out and I am stunned. I can’t even react now, except to say it was much too soon. My heart and prayers are with his family and friends now.

Michael Crichton Dies

By Dave Itzkoff, NY Times, November 5, 2008, 12:59 pm

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