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Michael Crichton Has Died Of Cancer

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Post by chuck » Thu November 6th, 2008, 2:53 am

Yes I too liked his earlier works....then he sort of went the Techie way....I really enjoyed his "Eaters of the Dead" the film "The Thirteenth Warrior" screenplay is based on his book....Rus/Vikings and one Arab philosopher dealing with a very nasty tribe of Nocturnal flesh eating sub humans....Bit of a Sci Fi feel to it but the Vikings actors and Costumes are great........ worth a read or watch the film....A.Bandaras stars

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Post by Alaric » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:18 am

RIP. :( I really enjoyed Congo and Jurassic Park (film and book), so thank you for that Michael.

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Michael Chricton RIP

Post by EC2 » Thu November 6th, 2008, 12:30 pm

Have just heard on another list that author Michael Crichton died on November 4th. I am sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his novels. Timeline was his historical one (medieval) and made into a film, although I guess he'll be most remembered for Jurassic Park.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 6th, 2008, 2:18 pm

I saw that in this morning's paper. For me, he'll be remembered as the creator of ER.

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Post by princess garnet » Thu November 6th, 2008, 7:40 pm

I put up a book display about him in the main lobby.

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Post by Ellie » Sat November 8th, 2008, 8:35 am

What a huge loss. He was one of my favourite authors, I could read and re read his books and not get bored.

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