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What's coming Next? Get a hint of what Michael Crichton sees on the horizon in this short video clip: high bandwidth or low bandwidth
We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic maladies.
We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes...
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.
Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.
The future is closer than you think.
I had hope that it would all tie together in the end, and Crichton certainly made a valiant attempt to do so, but ultimately there were too many loose ends and the conclusion is rushed and not very satisfying.
So, if you're really interested in the future of genes, you should enjoy this novel as a preview of things to come should it actually happen - a cautionary tale!
The story proposed in "NEXT" was an excellent read. It takes you on a trip through, genes, genomes, and tissues of your body. Read morePublished 9 days ago by K. Sessa
It is increasingly difficult to review a book by Michael Crichton, on one hand because you are likely to repeat the same things, on the other hand because every book I read is one... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Anakina
A great page turner! This book makes you consider the implications of science in a real world scenario instead of the abstract.Published 1 month ago by Michelle D. Dusek
This was an engaging read, but at the end I realized there's not much substance to it at all. In fact, I destroyed this book after reading it so it wouldn't end up in another... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan
The Good: A fantastic premise, as always, from Crichton. Fact based, with completely terrifying implications, Next takes science today to that "next" step. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer Sicurella
A big disappointment. Too much scientific information, not enough action . Also too jumpy , from situation to situation, losing the trendPublished 2 months ago by Brian Levy
Enjoyed this one so much I'm on my second reading! Many thought provoking questions arise...quite unsettling! Would definitely recommend it!Published 3 months ago by Pippa
There were lots of different story lines that didnt come together very well. Otherwise it was great. I enjoyed it.Published 3 months ago by Felix
Actually read this when it first came out in paperback. These were so I could reread one, and give the other to a grownup grandaughter. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jerald A. Grimes