Monday, February 27, 2006

Book Review - State of Fear

I was just reading “State of Fear” by Michael Crichton. Nice book. It is a discourse on the state of the environment rolled into a thriller. The story is not too great, but as we have come to expect from Crichton, the research is good, and the presentation is lucid. He takes up the issues which have troubled the human society over the recent past, like Global Warming & Abrupt Climate Change, and tries to present both sides of the picture through historical data. He also presents a philosophical case for his view which slightly tilts towards branding all the brouhaha as smoke without a fire.

The best thing about the book is that though the author provides his views from time to time, he ultimately leaves the readers to make up there own minds. A very satisfying and informative read. Highly Recommended. Next in line, my favorite—Ayn Rand.


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