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State of Fear por Michael Crichton
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State of Fear (edição 2009)

por Michael Crichton (Autor)

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In Paris, a graduate student in a secret laboratory reveals a powerful new technology to a beautiful and mysterious woman. A few hours later, the student is drugged and dumped in a river. Radical environmental terrorists are launching a fanatical campaign--and the very future of the world they seek to protect may be at stake. Only MIT scientist and federal agent John Kenner can stop the deadly plot before the terrifying consequences are realized--and millions die.… (mais)
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Título:State of Fear
Autores:Michael Crichton (Autor)
Informação:Harper (2009), Edition: Illustrated, 816 pages
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The idea of the book is fair enough - the creation of a state of fear in citizens, and using climate change as the latest example (following on from the cold war). The doubts about climate change are stated clearly enough, although we are now 10 years on from when he book was published. But the plot? It grew more and more unlikely as the book progressed, and the characters have multiple near-death experiences and serious injuries which they recover from miraculously quickly. And don't mention the poisonous octopus... There may be some substance to Crichton's position, but I thought it was undermined by the story telling. ( )
  Stroudley | Aug 5, 2021 |
In the first half of this book, I kept up with the story, could follow what it was about and why things were happening (more or less).

The more pages I read, the less the story interested me. And in the end I was so confused that I couldn't really tell white from black.
Alternative future/history is how I classify the book and it's quite unsettling. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jul 29, 2021 |
Michael Crichton was an gifted writer, and his imagination and creativity led to his writing some great books. However, in "State of Fear" imagination and creativity may have been secondary to his desire to make a statement about his views on global warming. Written approximately ten years ago, when this subject started to become politicized, Crichton came down on the side of those questioning global warming, and even was invited by Senator Inhofe to testify before Congress to present his views on the subject. In "State of Fear", extreme environmentalists create artificial environmental disasters to incite a world-wide scare, while the saner doubters are tasked with preventing their evil schemes. While Crichton admitted to being a climate change doubter, he doesn't close the book on all the scientists who research the subject and have demonstrated how climate change may affect us in the future. The subtle message in the book may just be recognizing that money talks, and any conclusions drawn on this subject should be based on the best peer-reviewed scientific research rather than self-serving and selective data. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
Michael Chrichton a novelist (and a medical doctor also) whose career spanned several decades. I first ran across his works in a high school Science Fiction Literature course where we (gasp) watched the movie, "Andromeda Strain", which I found fascinating.

His novels were meticulously researched and staunchly bolstered by his typical afterward. His superb style is not lost in this novel, which discusses the argument of what would happen if environmentalists started causing natural disasters, in order to prove that the earth is in danger.

A thought-provoking novel that moves along at the break-neck pace of a mystery-thriller. Excellent work, Mr. Chrichton - we miss your voice in the world. ( )
  Desiree_Reads | Jul 9, 2021 |
A novel with a bibliography

Like so many others I am concerned about protecting the environment. But I want to read some facts and figures rather than press releases and predictions. Crichton has produced another hugely enjoyable novel and packed it with citations from Nature, Science and other journals. I don’t know enough to conclude anything at the end - although Crichton’s main point is that none of us knows enough to conclude with the current evidence base, so get some more evidence before taking big actions - but I did learn things I don’t get to read about in the mainstream media.

For Crichton fans, this is a typical story - characters who are incredibly bright, scholarly and good looking take on an impossible scientific challenge with everything in nature going wrong against their predictions. As usual, suspend your judgement about the story arc and enjoy the speed and thrills. But for the first time in a Crichton I have read there are citations throughout in the text. That added to my enjoyment. ( )
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In Paris, a graduate student in a secret laboratory reveals a powerful new technology to a beautiful and mysterious woman. A few hours later, the student is drugged and dumped in a river. Radical environmental terrorists are launching a fanatical campaign--and the very future of the world they seek to protect may be at stake. Only MIT scientist and federal agent John Kenner can stop the deadly plot before the terrifying consequences are realized--and millions die.

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