Monday, December 29, 2008
The Andromeda Strain
I mentioned last month a book that I have re-read many times. Another book that I have re-read 10-15 times over the years is The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. I have been reading it the past 2 days late at night and even though the story is almost 40 years old it is still fresh and very intriguing. (It also strikes me as the book from which Stephen King lifted half of his ideas for The Stand.) While the movie version is highly cheesy and dated (with references to "the kids getting high"), the book still packs a serious punch. The death of Michael Crichton last month was a big loss.