Travels

October 4, 2019 - Comment

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity – and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up – Michael Crichton’s journeys have carried him into

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity – and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up – Michael Crichton’s journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling – swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels – an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton’s many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.

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Anonymous says:

Thrilling! Sadly, this book is a close to a memoir that Michael Crichton ever got to write. I suspect he was saving that for later on in his life which regrettably was cut short. However, what a book! If you sat next to him at the dinner table and started comparing places you had seen; he would win hands down every time. He went to some of the most exotic places in the world. He was a master storyteller and makes every location come alive. You will be exhilarated and entertained with tales of…

Anonymous says:

Unexpected treat I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Crichton’s fiction work for years and thought I’d read everything he’d ever written prior to his untimely death. Then I saw Travels referenced in another non-fiction work and bought it at once. What an unexpected treat. This gripping memoir not only featured Crichton’s more exotic travel experiences but to my delight, spelled out in great detail why he came to accept that some paranormal phenomena was worth scientific investigation. His concluding ‘talk’ to a…

Anonymous says:

Insightful and engaging The bestselling author explores physical and spiritual travel as he takes us on an episodic, biographical journey through his life.Written in his usual engaging style, this is a slightly quirky approach to a biographical tale, but it worked for me – enjoyable, educational and engaging – NB: you can give the postscript a miss as it is a lecture I am pleased he never gave.

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