Wednesday, November 5

Dino Man Dies..

I could not think of a good title for this post! I tried..but I have been studying for my biostats quiz and I think my brain has turned to mush.

Anyway,I read this morning that Michael Crichton just died. Apparently he had cancer and his family kept everything quiet until his death.

So, why am I posting about some guy who created ER? Well, Michael Crichton also wrote Jurassic Park & The Lost World, The Andromeda Strain, and Twister. He also wrote and directed a few other things, but I only decided to include my favorites.

I read Jurassic Park for the first time in 5th grade. It gave me nightmares..recurring nightmares actually, that I still have to this day (stupid raptors). Anyway, despite being mildly traumatized by the graphic deaths, I was also totally hooked. I have read almost every single one of Michael Crichton's books, including most of the ones he wrote under a pen name. Jurassic Park is still my favorite. I'm still convinced that the book is actually a brilliant way to clone dinosaurs. Maybe that's why I also like amber..

Anyway, I think it's safe to say that JP started the minor obsession with all things doom & gloom. Michael Crichton always had an impressive body count in his books (I think it's 9+ in JP), came up with creative ways that the world might end and also wrote my favorite disaster movie of all time (Twister).

I think Michael Crichton was probably a little nuts, but he did teach me that you can't go wrong with rampaging dinosaurs, creepy killer cosmic bacteria, and tornados.

My blog says thank you & you'll be missed!