Subject: The Unexplained World
Author: Michael Crichton
Length: 377 pages
Price: $11.49 ( Retail )
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Our Rating: 9 out of 10
Until recently my experience with Michael Crichton’s work was stuck firmly in the ‘Hollywood zone’. I was a big fan of The Andromeda Strain when I was younger and I was a teenager when the epic Jurassic Park hit our screens.
About a month ago I arrived at a forum with the view of completing research on a Bigfoot publication I was reviewing for this very site.
Whilst there I stumbled upon a thread created by a member looking for advice about top rated books on the unexplained world. It was a great thread full of suggestions I had not encountered before but one really stood out…
Several forum members were recommending Michael Crichton Travels so naturally, I had to dig a little deeper.
I found a reasonably priced eBook version on Amazon and I got comfortable in front of my Kindle – I couldn’t put the device down!
In this book review I will discuss the topics and experiences Michael encounters, how accurate it is, some minor drawbacks with it, and where to get the best deal when you buy it online.
By the end of this review, you should have a good idea as to whether Michael Crichton Travels is the right book for you.
Michael Crichton Travels – Product Overview
This book stems from the isolation Micheal Crichton felt at one point in his life. He decided to take on this feeling and ended up widening his horizons.
Crichton explains the reasons that prompted him to write this book:
“If you are a writer, the assimilation of important experiences almost obliges you to write about them. Writing is how you make the experience your own, how you explore what it means to you, how you come to possess it, and ultimately release it.”
But he chose not to go down the regular travel agent route of seeing the world. He decided to follow the feeling of adventure he had put into his own writing and take on the world in extreme fashion.
He tracked rare and exotic animals through dense jungles, He climbed Kilimanjaro and Mayan pyramids. He trekked across a landslide in Pakistan. He swam amid sharks in Tahiti.
Throughout his curiosity-filled travels he encountered many subjects on the unexplained world and decided to document these experiences in this book.
The Good & The Bad
- Michael comes over as an open-minded pragmatist throughout this publication
- Not a single story is without it’s own life lesson for the author
- Crichton covers his experiences with the existence of auras and states of expanded consciousness
- Crichton chooses to include a postscript where he exposes the lies of science, in particular, the lies of medical science
- In the final chapters of the book he dives into the supernatural experiences he encountered with glee
- Crichton is not afraid to include out-of-body experiences, his interest in fortune telling, how he became a medium and learning how to see auras in the book
- A majority of skeptical readers enjoyed the memoirs but were not that impressed by his experiences with mysticism or the supernatural
Who is This Book For?
This book is unlike any other book we have reviewed on this site – it will appeal to believers in the supernatural, people interested in travel AND fans of Crichton in general.
Within his memoirs he covers many experiences with Hollywood greats ( the most interesting involved Sean Connery ) and highlights the wonderfully strange adventures he had traveling the world.
Simply put – this book will appeal to just about anyone!
Our Final Opinion on Michael Crichton Travels
I rarely read books based on travel for one reason and one reason only – I simply don’t enjoy them!
But this book was extremely hard to put down once I started it as it flowed so effortlessly. Crichton has no problems with exploring his inner self and covering the taboo subjects of the unexplained world.
A thoroughly enjoyable journey from cover to cover!
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the Michael Crichton Travels eBook, please leave them in the comment section below.