Saturday Book Review- Congo

Today’s Saturday Book Review is Congo, by Michael Crichton. Crichton will forever be my favorite author, right there with Terry Pratchett and J.R.R. Tolkien. Congo is an unusual story of a team of scientists who embark on a journey to find rare diamonds in the jungles of the Congo and rescues the members of a first failed attempt. But with all of Crichton’s stories, there’s more here then meets the eye, and it’s terrifying. Congo was published in 1980 and was Crichton’s fifth novel to officially bare his name.

Rereading all of the above sounds a little too cliche so I’ll add some of my own experience with this book. My father had me read it my the summer after my fourteenth birthday. I remember staying up all night with the lamp on in my basement bedroom. Every sound in our old house made me jump but I just couldn’t put it down. I don’t think I slept more than six or seven hours in a three day period. Crichton has this way of blending reality with fiction that grabs your mind and doesn’t let go until you’ve finished every last word.

Other books by Michael Crichton:

Timeline

Airframe

The Great Train Robbery

Dragon Teeth

You can learn more about this author and his books here.

-M.E. InkOwl


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