I was sorry to read that Michael Crichton has passed away. I've only read Jurassic Park and Rising Sun, but I've seen several more of the movies adapted from his books and usually enjoyed them. A friend and I actually read Jurassic Park at the same time, so we were talking about it as we read. I've never shared a book like that. Maybe I should join a book club? It was a fun experience, to share my love of novels.