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Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

Rising Sun (edition 1992)

by Michael Crichton (Author)

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During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.… (more)
Title:Rising Sun
Authors:Michael Crichton (Author)
Info:BALLANTINE BOOKS (1992), Edition: Unknown
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Rising Sun by Michael Crichton



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Mostly crap and really dated (I read this about 20 years ago). ( )
  Robert_Musil | Dec 15, 2019 |
The story is entertaining, but much of the propaganda and Japanese fear-mongering is dated. However, a lot of the economic and trade talk sounds like something that could come from Trump surrogates. ( )
  neverstopreading | Dec 10, 2018 |
This was a good story. The technology has certainly changed a lot since this was written, but the story holds up pretty well. ( )
  JustinKimball | Feb 14, 2018 |
This book seems awfully extreme until you think about how the US pressures and controls other countries' internal affairs (or tries to). In any case, this book was written before events in Japan changed the power balance and put China in its place as the nation everyone is talking about as 'owning' the US. Some of the underlying messages in Crichton's book are great, though in typical Crichton fashion his messages tend to be delivered through inelegant, preachy, lecture style dialogue rather than more finely crafted, nuanced storytelling. If you can get past the irritation of being lectured at for ~400pgs, though, this was an entertaining and interesting book about Japanese culture and norms as they are perceived in the US, and about the ways that countries influence each other under the radar of popular press and mainstream media. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
Michael Crichton books are hit and miss with me. Especially when the books are really dated, like Rising Sun. I’m sure it seemed more cutting edge and suspenseful in 1992. Even then I bet people thought it was sort of a rip off of Die Hard. Hollywood has learned how to take this basic plot outline and do it 100% better. Plus it’s full of racism against Japanese. The only reason to read this book in today’s world is if you really want to read through all of the Crichton collection. ( )
  Rosenectur | Mar 10, 2016 |
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We are entering a world where the old rules no longer apply. --Phillip Sanders
Business is war. --Japanese motto
To my mother, Zula Mille Crichton
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Actually, I was sitting on my bed in my apartment in Culver City, watching the Lakers game with the sound turned off, while I tried to study vocabulary for my introductory Japanese class.
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Er wacht ons een wereld waarin de oude regels niet meer van toepassing zijn. (Phillip Sanders)
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