Saturday, October 27, 2012
Celebrating Michael Crichton - Part 2: Discovery
When I was nine years old, my father decided the family was going to see the 1971 film of The Andromeda Strain. (Dad tended to just come home and tell us we were going to see a particular film. I hadn't heard of Star Wars before Dad informed us we were going to see it.)
From my father I inherited a love of both science and science fiction. When I saw The Andromeda Strain, I was enthralled. I pestered my dad with questions all during the movie and for the next several weeks.
Two years later, I read my father’s copy of the novel. And I've been hooked on Crichton's work every since.
How did you discover Michael Crichton and what was the first book you read?