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Congo by Michael Crichton
  

Congo

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Another Crichton novel that made it to the big screen but the film does not do it justice. Somehow Crichton has a knack for making the unbelievable seem completely plausible – gorillas fluent in sign language??? We believe it! Set in the dark jungles of the Congo another thoroughly absorbing read.

If you like Michael Crichton you might also like to read books by Richard Morgan, David Gibbins and David Gibbins.

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Congo by Michael Crichton

Deep in the heart of the darkest region of the Congo, near the legendary ruins of the lost city of Zinj, an eight-person field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of minutes...

In Houston, Karen Ross watches the team's last video transmission in horror: the camp destroyed, the bodies mutilated, and moving in the background a dark, blurred shape...

In San Francisco, Peter Elliot is teaching sign language to Amy, a gifted gorilla with a fondness for painting. Her most recent drawing perfectly matches the tattered pages of a Portuguese print from 1642 - a drawing of the ancient lost city…


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Ingenious, imaginative * Los Angeles Times * Thrilling * New York Times Book Review * Fascinating * The Washington Post * Dazzling * People *


About the Author

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. Now one of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

He had a lifelong interest in computers. His feature film Westworld was the first to employ computer-generated special effects back in 1973. Crichton's pioneering use of computer programs for film production earned him a Technical Achievement Academy Award in 1995. Crichton has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for ER. In 2002, a newly discovered ankylosaur was named for him: Crichtonsaurus bohlini.

Michael Crichton died in 2008.

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Publication date

6th July 1995

Author

Michael Crichton

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Thriller / suspense
Adventure
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099544319

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