The Terminal Man Hardcover – April 12, 1972
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When I first read it, years ago, I did not particularly care for it. However, I really enjoyed it this time . Just goes to show that your taste can change over time, I guess. It is not a long book and it moves pretty fast, and is quite interesting. Although, I did keep wondering why none of these people ever whipped out their cell phones when things went bad. Then I realized that when this book was written, everybody and their baby did not have cell phones like they do now. Having said that, I still felt that the story was great, and except for the absense of cells phones, the story felt very current.
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Crichton is a master of research and analysis, but this book does not do him a lot of credit in that department.
Read it, but read his other books first.
Also, since there is no element of surprise, the ending is somewhat predictable.
The story starts off with the diagnosis of a disease and continues nagging with its surgery and probable cure. When you are through about two-thirds of the story, things get a little pacy and you expect the familiar spark from Crichton.
But unfortunately that doesn't come and the story ends abruptly. Its just not fair by Crichton standards.