Thursday, August 03, 2006
The story wasn't bad but the enviromental/scientific lectures almost made me want to drop the book on Mr Crichton's head.
Taking a Lawyer, John Evans (why they took him along is never really clear) on a roller-coaster ride to try and stop some radical enviromentalists from causing a catastrophy to highlight the perils of ignoring the greenhouse effect. It questions the reality of received science and perception of problems. There's also a love interest in there somewhere and enough twists and turns to almost make you forget about the lectures.
Not the worst book I've read but honestly could have done with less data and more plot.