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”: “Dot.gks.org/98726767/9877676/490056—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.”