Review: NEXT by Michael Crichton

Geneticists Gone Wild. What’s The World To Do?

by Janet Maslin for NY Times Books (Nov. 28, 2006)

“When a couple of congressmen in “Next” are alerted to the mind-bending perils made possible by biotechnology, they vow unconvincingly to speak out on this tricky subject. No need: Michael Crichton has done the job for them. He has tackled the topic with his usual academic fervor, making “Next” speechy and data-packed enough to be a legislator’s dream.The following is a line from “Next”: “—22K—Cached—Similar pages.”

What’s interesting about it is not that Mr. Crichton may be the only pop novelist writing Google code, but that he can weave it into a plot.”

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