Read Congo Online Free - Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.
Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies -- all motionless except for one moving image -- a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.
In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition -- along with Amy -- is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .
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February 29, 2012
i'm having a little trouble with myself right now. i just gave this one 4 stars and Inner-Snob Mark is getting very twitchy, almost trigger-happy, ready to take control of my favorite hand and bump this one down to 3 stars. never fear, i have a tight rein on Inner-Snob Mark and have carefully com...
March 31, 2017
First off, I've always gone bananas over books and movies that have giant apes & big gorillas in them, going way back to when I was a kid, particularly with movie classics like, King Kong and Mighty Joe Young, that were a blast for me and my brother to watch together.
Reading books and watchi...
June 05, 2016
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتابِ 302 صفحه ای، داستانی بسیار مهیج و معمایی دارد و البته در دلِ خود اطلاعاتی را در مورد طبیعت و نوع زندگی و قبایل و حیوانات آفریقایی، بخصوص مربوط به منطقه جنگلی «کنگو»، جای داده است
داستان در مورد یک تیم تحقیقاتی میباشد که به دنبال یک شهر افسانه ای به نام «زینج» در «کنگو» م...
December 28, 2010
Michael Crichton's work should be considered the epitome of geek literature (AKA science fiction, genre fiction, or speculative fiction), but was somehow embraced by the mainstream -- so much so that even if the academic crowd doesn't take him very seriously, Crichton still addressed Congress. Ge...
July 08, 2007
I saw this on Chris' list and it triggered an old, funny memory. Now, I did read this book -- back in high school I went through a Michael Crichton phase and his books being as they are, I managed to read through his -- dare I say oevure? -- in a summer (don't recall which summer, tho')
The odd me...
August 06, 2016
A seriously good techno-thriller which had me wondering for the most part. Of course, it being written in the eighties not all of the technology that Crichton uses to construct the story are still relevant, but their canny placement in the narrative to resolve tangles or deliver surprise twists w...
November 25, 2015
Not bad in places...other times it's sort of a "puleez" book. Again Crichton has one that could have been better. The best I suppose I can say is..it wasn't as lame as the movie. So full of PC political rhetoric it seemed to me that any story got lost.
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June 20, 2015
What did I think?
What did I think?!?
This book has:
-Sinister Japanese businessmen
-The actual phrase "laser gun"
-Wildly inaccurate predictions about the future of supercomputing
April 15, 2008
Michael Crichton books all start off with this huge technological hook and are excellent at grabbing you by your ear and dragging you along, but somewhere along the way he fizzles. It's like he has this great idea, but can't figure out a way for his protagonists to create a successful ending. And...
June 22, 2017
I was at Costco the other day and saw the cover art for a book that looked a lot like Jurassic Park, then did a double take when I saw Michael Crichton’s name on it. Apparently Mr. Crichton is the Tupac of fiction, now with his 3rd book released since his death. I was nearly intrigued enough to b...