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Sphere (1987)

by Michael Crichton

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"A page-turner...Chichton's writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. This book should come with hot buttered popcorn."NEWSWEEKA group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific. What they find defines their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old...."The suspense is real."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "From the Paperback edition."… (more)
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103/22-Αν και ελαφρώς πολιτικοποιημένο , ομολογώ πως το απόλαυσα. Γρήγορος ρυθμός και συνεχείς ανατροπές. Στη θέση του Κόνορ φαντάζομαι ήδη τον Σον Κόνερυ . ( )
  Will_Trent | Jul 9, 2022 |
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  archivomorero | Jun 25, 2022 |
Vintage Crichton! ( )
  Windyone1 | May 10, 2022 |
The beginning was great, with a spaceship mystery and a cast of characters from different backgrounds offering their unique approaches. But by about 1/2 or 2/3 of the way through, the thriller focus far outweighed the sci-fi focus. I appreciate some thriller, but having been teased with good sci-fi at the beginning, I missed it at the end. It was to the point that the sci-fi wasn't even ever fully explained. I also didn't like the way the author handled issues of race and gender. ( )
  hissingpotatoes | Dec 28, 2021 |
Deep down there is only fear and paranoia. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
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Een team wetenschappers onderzoekt vanuit een habitat op de oceaanbodem een "buitenaards ruimtevaartuig", dat een tijdreizend schip uit de aardse toekomst blijkt te zijn. Na opening van een geheimzinnige bol volgen talloze moorddadige aanvallen, gestuurd door de macht die de bol bevat. Bestseller-auteur Crighton doet zijn naam eer aan. Hij schrijft los en soepel en verlevendigt de wetenschappelijke verklaringen met het gekissebis tussen zijn hoofdpersonen, die psychologisch heel best aanvaardbaar zijn. Hij houdt de spanning er goed in en komt met een prettig onverwachte draai aan het eind. Het gewelddadig verscheiden van 6 van de 9 personen, gekoppeld aan het uiteindelijke waarom, kan voor een aantal lezers misschien wat veel van het goede zijn.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Crichton, MichaelAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Askey, BobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Asner, EdwardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Capriolo, EttoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dumitru-Palcus, ConstantinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edd, AmsterdamCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, GeoffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kallio, KaisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lundberg, TorkelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lyall, DennisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wintner, ThomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When a scientist views things, he's not considering the incredible at all.
Louis I. Kahn
You can't fool nature.
Richard Feynman
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For Lynn Nesbit
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For a long time the horizon had been a monotonous flat blue line separating the Pacific Ocean from the sky.
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Wanneer een wetenschapsman dingen in ogenschouw neemt, houdt hij absoluut geen rekening met het ongelooflijke. (Louis I. Kahn) De natuur kun je niet voor de gek houden. (Richard Feynman)

'"Plumbing's been screwed up since last night. We're working on the problem and hope to have it solved soon." He peered at Norman. "We have a lot of women on board at the moment, sir."

"I see," Norman said.'
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"A page-turner...Chichton's writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. This book should come with hot buttered popcorn."NEWSWEEKA group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific. What they find defines their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old...."The suspense is real."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "From the Paperback edition."

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