As a pop novelist, he was divine. A Crichton book was a headlong experience driven by a man who was both a natural storyteller and fiendishly clever when it came to verisimilitude; he made you believe that cloning dinosaurs wasn’t just over the horizon but possible tomorrow. Maybe today.
‘Jurassic Park’ author, ‘ER’ creator Crichton dies – CNN.com
Jurassic Park and Lost World are two of my favourite books. I’ve read them both several times. Mr. Crichton had a way of using scientific fact to make his storylines seem possible. I mean it makes sense to me…obviously the only way to get dinasaur DNA is to extract it from insects preserved in amber.