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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7711763.stm

A sad loss to the literary world
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Wow.

Not good.
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Not just literary either. Responsible for some classic films including Coma, West World and The Andromeda Strain.
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That is really too bad, he has been one of my favorite authors since I was young.
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Just saw this in the news too - very sad indeed to lose such a creative and influential force in films and literature. From Andomeda Strain to Rising Sun to Jurrasic Park to ER, his writing talent definitely touched upon quite a few different genres. Makes me wanna go back and re-read a few of his books.
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Heard about this last night. Awful news and a great loss.

I finished reading Congo a couple of weeks ago. Great book. Read Andromeda Strain many times and just finished Prey. Got quite a few Crichton books in the 'case, plus a growing set of ER seasons on DVD

Anyone who hasn't read Jurassic Park and The Lost World should do so straightaway!

Shame he didn't get to see the last ER season ever.

As well as a respected author of fiction, he'd written several works of non-fiction including several interesting papers.

May you rest in peace Mr. Crichton.
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I never read much when i was younger.. but his books were always my favorites.
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