Review by jstlawrence
October, 09 2008
Paperback version is lightweight, and therefore easy to toss into the trash.
Cons: Intellectually dishonest, arrogant, self-congratulatory, demonstrably false, ham-handed political diatribe couched in a ridiculous, juvenile story.
Review by dylanbvt
July, 15 2008
Pros: Couldn't put it down
Cons: in order to help express the ideas so characters were made quite ignorant.
Review by basesurge
April, 15 2007
Pros: Extremely well researched. Some interesting ideas.
Cons: Pedestrian story. Over-long.
Review by biscuitfarmer
March, 17 2007
Pros: Excellent read, impossible to put down after you start
Cons: The ending lost it's form and just became very sequential.
Review by scrappydoo_
February, 08 2007
Pros: I don't even know
Cons: Pretty much the fact that it was published on paper.
Review by tizzo
August, 03 2006
Pros: Gripping, fascinating. Underlying message is meticulously researched and documented.
Cons: Crichton's rigorous documentation of his position will turn off committed believers in global warming.
Review by fmerch
February, 25 2006
Pros: Another interesting read offering accurate and applicable information debunking agenda-driven claims of global warming.
Cons: Chrichton's technical rationales may distract a portion of today's stylish, science-blind readers.
Review by baileym1
January, 26 2006
Pros: some great commentary about environmental ideas and fear
Cons: a little too scientific sometimes
Review by ram_cv
January, 15 2006
Pros: Excellent writing, Good presentation, good debates on enviromental issues.
Cons: A bit biased on the debates on environment!!
Review by tesseract
December, 07 2005
Pros: High adventure spans the globe, complete with celebrities!
Cons: Weak plot. Flat characters. Annoying preachiness that's disturbingly biased.
Review by jeff_wilder78
December, 02 2005
Pros: Entertaining read, good debunking of some of the more extreme environmental dogma.
Cons: Overly preachy with primarily straw men characters.
Review by maxclay
November, 18 2005
Review by gaviidae
November, 05 2005
Pros: Tense and gripping adventure and intrigue---plus interesting science!
Review by phungus
June, 11 2005
Pros: Great story, very educational
Review by playhooky
February, 17 2005
Pros: Very thought provoking. Intriguing discussion of environmental science.
Cons: Bit thin on character.
Review by eohatdan
February, 13 2005
Pros: It makes you question news stories, processes and authority.
Cons: The action sequences are too contrived
Review by alanbweaver
January, 17 2005
Pros: Well researched scientific probability
Cons: 2 dimensional characters as typical of a Crichton book
Review by daumco
January, 12 2005
Pros: A revealing and suspenseful thriller.
Cons: A couple of miniscule inconsistencies.
Review by grimpeeper
January, 12 2005
Pros: He follows his own formula this time.
Cons: Even if you agree with him, he's still intimidating.
Review by Rishji
January, 07 2005
Pros: Well-documented book debunking global warming. Some interesting ways terrorists (of whatever bent) could change that.
Cons: Crichton's passion for the subject overcomes his story-telling craft.
Review by jswikler
January, 03 2005
Pros: Engaging and thought-provoking story that is extremely well-supported with relevant research.
Cons: Not any worth mentioning, in my opinion.