Sphere (2020)

Sphere A group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific What they find defies their imaginations and mocks the
  • Title: Sphere
  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN: 9780330301275
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Sphere
    A group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky And, most startling, it appears to be at leastA group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old The suspense is real THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A page turnerChichton s writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action This book should come with hot buttered popcorn NEWSWEEK
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    1. Back in 1993, after reading Jurassic Park see review of that book HERE , I was like in Crichton mode actived So, my next novel had to be by Michael Crichton I went to the bookstore and this one was the first book that I checked and after reading the premise, I found it promising So, I bought it and started to read it.WoW Since the beginning I was in shock amalgamated with happiness since the style and mood of the novel was astonishing good Of course, by then I hadn t read yet The Andromeda Strai [...]

    2. First, an overlong apologist s review ofMichael Crichton Then, a very short review of Sphere Life update I am procrastinating.In my opinion, you can only truly rate a Michael Crichton book by a the depth and originality of the concept and b the lucidity of the monologue essay that will always occur, usually as a rant from some broken visionary genius or another, approx 4 5 of the way through the book Rating Michael Crichton on his prose, either its subtlety or execution, is sort of pointless the [...]

    3. I had some idea what to expect when I picked up the late Michael Crichton s sci fi thriller Sphere because I d seen the movie years ago a movie I love by the way despite a lot of lambasting from the critics and grumbling from the book s fans Sure it isn t perfect with its moments of cheese and flubs nevertheless, the exciting, chilling core of Crichton s story is evident and for me the film still stands as a great example of escapist cinema, that mesmerizing addictive blend of science fiction an [...]

    4. Bullet points seem appropriate when it comes to Sphere, the 1987 science fiction thriller by Michael Crichton One of the qualities about Crichton s work that I love is the unabashed clarity of his concepts and the dependable navigation of his novels Crichton doesn t seem like he s lost or should stop to ask for directions Other writers those with loftier creative ambitions, perhaps tend to circle around ideas like mankind s first contact with extraterrestrials as if they ve never been in this ne [...]

    5. Well that was very strange.This book is a combination of psychological thriller and science fiction It follows a group of scientists as they investigate what is thought to be an alien vessel that crashed on the ocean floor.Crichton s musings have a tendency to be deeply speculative of the human condition, but without using language that alienates the audience I can follow his line of thinking easily without getting lost This novel s plot takes a sharp left turn off the path I expected it to take [...]

    6. Well, I had no idea there was a Sphere book I only saw the movie and thought that was it Not to mention that the book is written by the same author as Jurassic Park.A group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific What they find defines their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky And, mos [...]

    7. Read this when I was in high school, and was one of the few times I ve been up nearly all night reading, saying to myself every hour, I need to go to sleep, but then couldn t put it down The movie adaptation was atrocious, so don t judge this story based on the film I always pictured Ted Knight in the role of Ted, not Liev Schreiber though Mr Schreiber is a talented actor The story has a very tense, claustrophobic feel, and rightly so, as the characters are trapped at the bottom of the ocean.One [...]

    8. 2.5 stars Was debating whether to give it a 2.5 or a 3, with the number changing throughout the book Man, this was Lukewarm Lackluster Disappointing, definitely What I liked Interesting premise that held my attention up until the middle of the book, where improbable things start happening and Crichton failed to make them feel real Slightly dry, witty style of writing, but again, made the dialogue really unrealisticWhat I didn t like Terribly written characters Crichton really overdid it on Beth, [...]

    9. One of the first books I ever read, and will always hold a big place in my heart There s always room for view spoiler black hole time travel under water space monsters that s all in your mind hide spoiler.

    10. I m reading Nick Cutter s upcoming horror novel The Deep right now and it s reminded me of how much I enjoyed Sphere, Michael Crichton s best novel It was my favorite book when I was a kid I remember what a page turner it was and how much the tension kept ratcheting up until it was unbearable I remember the plot being extremely clever as well, and how much of it was dependent on less of the sci fi aspects and on the characters themselves I read it so much when I was younger, the book fell apart [...]

    11. Update Lowered the rating to 3 from 4 stars Was just thinking of Crichton s works I ve read and this was so underwhelming in terms of what it promised and what it delivered by the end I had a claustrophobic feeling all through while reading this thrilling book about the discovery and the consequent scientific expedition to understand the alien spacecraft lying on the pacific ocean bed, a 1000 feet deep A team is assembled and is sent out into the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean The scient [...]

    12. Do you all remember how great the Andromeda Strain was and how us baby boomers were hooked therefore on Crichton s future endeavors, however unscientific and implausible his writings became Being a science, SciFi, and computer geek, I ate up any dish he served I believe many of you were not that impressed today with his writing, and have missed a lot because of the movies instead I truly enjoyed this book and could easily see how a movie would be made someday in the future Since this review was [...]

    13. Un buon libro di fantascienza che indaga nella psicologia e nel subconscio umano Se non avete visto il film ve lo godrete appieno, ma comunque godibilissimo anche per chi ha gi visto la versione cinematografica Non il migliore di Crichton fra quelli che ho letto ma sicuramente molto piacevole, anche se qualche ingenuit poteva essere evitata Il mio voto 3,5 stelle.

    14. Executive Summary A strong start and a pretty strong finish, but I found a lot of the last quarter or so on the slow side This is a pretty solid 3.5 stars that could be rounded up or down depending on my mood at the time.Audiobook Apparently this book had been released in audio before, but for some reason Brilliance Audio seems to be re releasing a bunch of his books recently Scott Brick does his usual quality job Whenever you see Mr Brick s name on an audiobook, you know you re going to get a g [...]

    15. Michael Crichton had some amazing ideas, as pretty much all the blurbs on his books catch my interest But, and that s a big but , the writing is terrible Sphere is heavy on dialogue, flat characters, and sensational action scenes It s obvious that Crichton s true calling was screenplay writing, and so far all of the books that I ve read by him were made into movies He often wrote about interesting and very much possible technologies, but I so wish his execution was better Nevertheless, this nove [...]

    16. Words cannot express the contempt I harbor for this book.My hatred for it knows no boundries There are few pieces of literature that I cannot come to appreciate in some way, even fewer that compel me to demand the time back that I spent reading it so that I may do something productive like piss on the third rail.It was rather suprising, considering Michael Crichton has published some excellent work I guess he pulled this one out of his ass while drunk high stoned oncrack bordering on suicide.

    17. Nyesel banget baca buku ini Nyesel gak baca dari dulu Karena ternyata, ide dan jalan ceritanya bagus Suka banget Science fistion, mistery and thriller What s better than that What s not to love This is a really great book This my first super favorite of 2017 Excellent Norman Johnson 53 tahun , sebagai seorang psikolog, ia biasa dipanggil pada saat terjadi kecelakaan pesawat untuk menangani kondisi mental para korban yang selamat Hal semacam itulah yang ada dipikiran Norman ketika hari itu ia dip [...]

    18. Sphere by Michael Crichton is a superior read in science fiction entertainment The moments of ROTF are many, primarily because of the intentionally funny dialogue which I adored In my checkered history of trying to make a living, I worked as a secretary for a Department Head at a Medical Center Science facility at a famous University Science investigators ARE remarkably territorial, argumentative and viciously competitive I also was fascinated by the protocols the author mentions that have been [...]

    19. I ve watched the movie a few years back And all I could remember was the KRAKEN wait, was it a kraken anywho, will update later You know, for a second there, I thought I was gonna give this a five The book opens with an extremely promising, thought provoking concept that is too quickly and unfortunately abandoned Beneath the modern day ocean a ship thought to be alien, sunken for three hundred years, turns out to be The USS StaR Voyager, having apparently traveled through time to get there There [...]

    20. Very entertaining, despite the flawed writing and flat characters The sci fi storyline kept me turning the pages even though a part of my brain was questioning the lack of explanation and the implausibility of much of the non sci fi aspects of the story A sort of popcorn flick only in book formwith lots of butter, but still a little burnt.

    21. L abisso come scenario per scendere nella cripta della mente, luogo che mostra il lato oscuro, ma di cui necessario prendere coscienza per riequilibrare la propria personalit nelle sue manifestazioni interiori ed esterne.Crichton prende come tema il concetto di Ombra secondo la Psicologia Analitica di C.G.Jung e ne ricava un thriller psicologico con caratteristiche iniziatiche, verso la scoperta di s sconosciuti sempre in agguato quando le condizioni ambientali scatenano all improvviso situazion [...]

    22. Quick review.I ve read several Crichton titles, and consider him pretty much a master or adept at the genre Wasn t sure if Sphere would interest me even if a book is well done, if it s not your sort of book, it s not for you , but there it was in the pile, so I started reading it about a week ago.It seemed a slow starter, but that could have been me The premise is that a team of people are sent to a deep water environment to investigate what turns out to be some kind of space ship or time travel [...]

    23. Definitely better than the movie, which was crap despite some great cast members Pretty typical mystery thriller angst, scientists trapped in a submerged station on the ocean floor, faced wit a sunken not spoiling you and scary things happening

    24. Never dreaded any chapter, and that s pretty rare for me I mostly just browse through a chapter of a book because it becomes boring or seem useless to me Sphere on the other hand was very consistent, consistent with suspense You never know what could happen next and there were a lot of twists in the story view spoiler my favorite character from the book would have to be Ted, and up to now it still annoys me that he had to die No problem with Harry and Beth though Right from the start I knew Harr [...]

    25. I liked this book but it wasn t what I was expecting Crichton books that I have read so far have always been firmly in the scientific world, I feel this one branched out a little Thats not a bad thing, just not expected As with most of his books the pace is fast and you feel like one thing after another happens without letting you catch your breath The characters are believably flawed and human, no perfect hero s or villains which is nice If I could change one thing about the book it would be th [...]

    26. A team of people have been called to a ship in the middle of the ocean No one knows why they have been called, or exactly where they are All they have been told, is that something has been discovered under the sea As the team embarks on their journey, they wonder what they will find, and why all the secrecy Soon, they will find out Michael Chrichton has done it again Although this particular peice of work may not be as believable as his other novels, it exceeds his other books in thrill, and act [...]

    27. All I m going to say about Crichton is that he has a knack for what I call the miracle ending In one summer I read Congo, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery and Sphere I felt the same about each of them when I finished each He s a very good writer with captivating storylines, dead on science, compelling plot and in depth characters, butI feel like he gets tired of writing the same story or can t properly tie things together at the end so he has some miracu [...]

    28. Very interesting read As always love the balance of technical info and science talk with the narrative and tense story Norman was an interesting character I also really liked the way the various characters confusion and thought process was conveyed in the novel.

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