State of Fear by Michael Crichton

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Title : State of Fear
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ISBN : 0061015733
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 672 pages


Reviews


Robert rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 14, 2007

I never expected to read this book. But my mom left a copy of Michael Crichton’s book State of Fear at my house, and I found myself reading it. The book is an odd mix of fiction and pseudo-scientific argument. As a fiction piece, it’s actually okay. For reasons that are irrelevant to the plot, e...


Run rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2008

"The threat of global warming is essentially nonexistent. Even if it were a real phenomenon, it would probably result in a net benefit to most of the world." -p407 I just finished reading "State of Fear," Michael Crichton's (creator of ER and author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and many others) la...


Arah-Lynda rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2017

3.5 stars I can’t believe that I am sitting here thinking about this review while Hurricane Sandy’s imminence is being trumpeted just outside my door. Makes you think….. The story itself is about global warming. It’s a cautionary tale really. On the one hand you have some radical environmentalists/...


Nathan rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 20, 2007

State of Fear is centered around a plot by eco-terrorists to bring world attention to global warming by, you guessed it, blowing up half the world. Yes, the nonsensical plot that makes up the spine of this book leaves the rest of this skeletal narrative in the hands of a man we've rarely seen: Mi...


Kiersten rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 22, 2008

If you want to write an essay on your opinion of global warming, Mikey, do so. Don't disguise it as a novel when you've only got 10 pages of plot.


tENTATIVELY, rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 23, 2008

This is propaganda written by an ultra-rich person. Utterly despicable. I just thought Crichton was mediocre until I read this. Now I think he's insidious. There're 2 basic thrusts: Global Warming is a myth & ecology activists are phenomenally stupid. I don't actually have much of an opinion...


Dan rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2008

Exciting book! I've read it 3 times now. After reading State of Fear you'll think everyone who believes in global warming is an idiot. Definitely read the author's message at the end, it's really interesting.


Margitte rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2016

Reread Dec 01, 2014 Thought-provoking, controversial, action-packed, suspenseful, well-researched, outrageous, perhaps a science-fiction, as well as fictional science book? The plot:A lawyer represents a wealthy client who is donating large amount of money to various conservation causes and gets...


Justin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 29, 2013

All right, all right, to explain: I only read this book because I heard that Crichton used it as a platform for a reactionary argument against global warming. So I was curious. And after reading it, I was pretty amused. I was reminded a lot of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. In similar fashion, Cri...


Steve rated it ★★★★☆

March 20, 2007

Michael Crichton continues to impress with both his story telling and with his researching capabilities. State of Fear, on its surface, is a novel about the global warming debate. But the issues it touches upon go deeper than just whether or not global warming is a phenomenon we should be concern...





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