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Baker & Taylor
The author recounts his worldwide travels and psychic experiments, beginning with his first year at Harvard Medical School, in 1965

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1988.
Edition: 1st Trade ed.
ISBN: 9780394562360
Branch Call Number: \920\CRICHTON, \M.\
Characteristics: xi, 377 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jun 15, 2015

I'm not much of a fiction reader, but love a good memoir. This one, not so much. This is Crichton's autobiography of his early writing life, and personal development through travels. The most fascinating part of his life (to me), is his short-lived pursuit of a medical career. Every doctor has a few good patient care stories, and Crichton reaches a point in his writing career when he feels removed enough to share. He completes his MD and never practices, becoming a fiction writer and screen writer in med school.
After the first few chapters, the book takes a turn for the dull and strange. Crichton is a real dog, and it is difficult to track the female characters in his life. He seeks adventure through travel (interesting), but tends to the crackpot in his studies of mysticism.
Crichton is a fine writer, and the book reads easily and quickly.
Recommended for Crichton fans, middle of the road for other readers.


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