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Books Nine and Ten
The last few books I've read have been re-reads. Fun easy "brain candy" sorts of books to read.

Rising Sun, by Michael Crichton

When I picked up this, I wasn't sure if I'd read it or not. The plot quickly became familiar to me, but I had read it long ago enough that I didn't know how it would end. The plot begins with a beautiful woman found dead on a boardroom table, just one floor up from a huge Japanese party. The story is about a detective trying to figure out what happened.

This book was good and riviting, but in my opinion it spent too much time harping on the dangers of Japanese economic competition, Japanese corperations taking over the US, and that sort of thing. Still, a quick and fun read.

A Time of Need, by Michael Crichton

Like the above book, I'd read this one a long time ago. This one I didn't recognize until the very end, although bits of it felt familiar. Boy my memory is shot! It's a story about a young woman who dies, apparently from a botched illegal abortion. A doctor is arrested for it, and a pathologist is a friend who searches out the truth of what happened.

This book was fascinating and very hard to put down. Crighton always does a good job of keeping your attention and making you want to see what happens next. This book also had an agenda though, and it spent a little too much time for my taste preaching the necessity of legal abortion. (It was first published in 1969.)


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cpip From: cpip Date: March 31st, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crichton? Spending time being preachy in his books? Say it ain't so!
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: March 31st, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear ya about the memory. I recently reread a book and wasn't really sure I'd read it until I was about half way through! It was a good one, though!
sllywhtboy From: sllywhtboy Date: April 2nd, 2007 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
i've read them both but lost my copy of "a case of need." i liked the latter more because of its subject matter.
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