A wonderful science debate cradled in a hard-to-swallow action story
|Michael Crichton (1942-2008)|
Crichton the story-teller is not at his best here. The plot is, for all practical purposes, merely a shallow medium to carry forth Crichton's scientific arguments. It does that but it is not, in and of itself, terribly interesting. If the scientific debates were removed from the book, the action could not carry the book on its own merit.
Read it for the different perspective on global warming, not for the plot. I give the scientific debate (with footnotes) 5 stars, the plot just one star. That's an average of 3 stars.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: State of Fear
Reviewed on July 27, 2006.