No More Crichton

This is kind of out of the blue for me. I didn't even know he had cancer, but apparently Michael Crichton has passed away.

Michael Crichton is one of my early, and still present, influences in writing. It started with Jurassic Park which I read as a teenager, after which I went on to read practically everything he wrote. Though I didn't mention him before, Michael Crichton taught me that a novel should read like a movie. Ironically, I learned that from reading Sphere, which is a great book but a terrible movie - sorry, Michael, it was.

1 comment:

The Wannabe Scribe said...

I was shocked to read of his passing - "Thriller master:
The late Michael Crichton's stories wowed the world" on the BBC. "The late?" I thought. I didn't know he had passed away nor that he had cancer.

Very saddening.