A Novel

Paperback - 2007
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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, comes an astounding, eye-opening look at the world of genetics as it's happening now, told as only Michael Crichton can tell it, with lightening fast pacing and thrilling chases.

Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious, and out of control. This is not the world of the future--it's the world right now. Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction--is it worse than the disease?

We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes...

Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2007], c2006.
ISBN: 9780060873165
Characteristics: 547 pages ;,20 cm.


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Feb 10, 2019

I am a real Michael Crichton fan but did not feel this book was an rewarding as most of his others. There are a bunch of storylines which may be connected, but it is hard to tell sometimes. Some of the sexual activity descriptions were a little too graphic, so parents of young readers be warned.

Jun 15, 2017

Not like his other work where there's depth and cohesion. This book is a mess of random thoughts, characters, and storylines strung together.

May 14, 2015

found this book to be "soap operaish".... if there is such a word,but still enjoyed it.Found the ending hysterical with all the things that were happening to the bounty hunter...enjoyed this book

Dec 21, 2013

A well told exciting story that totally had my attention and he gives the reader some serious issues to think about. One of his best books.

Jun 24, 2013

As always, the science in his books is flawless but the writing left a lot to be desired. It felt like the book was put together overnight from a pile of notes

Sep 30, 2011

Magnificent! One of the best of Crichton's books.

Jan 16, 2010

Another great Crichton novel. Not his best, but still a good read.

Jul 24, 2009

Well thought-out and researched thriller, but the ending seemed stilted. Still a worthwhile read.

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