A book report on the sphere a novel by michael crichton

He is now at her mercy as she starts irrationally planting powerful explosives around the spacecraft and the deep sea habitat in an act of self-destruction. His initial storyline began with American scientists discovering a year-old spaceship underwater with stenciled markings in English.

Then, inCrichton published Airframean aero-techno-thriller which relates the story of a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft as she investigates an in-flight accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves three passengers dead and 56 injured.

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Nonetheless, Johnson takes time and trouble to convince the group to collaborate. Realizing they could not control the power granted them by the sphere, they decide its knowledge to be too dangerous to be communicated, and resolve to use its power to remove it from themselves and alter their memories, replacing the fantastical experiences with more mundane memories of a technical failure.

Crichton, anticipating this response, offered a rebuttal at the close of the novel which states that a "role-reversal" story uncovers aspects of the subject that would not be seen as easily with a female protagonist.

He looks the same and sounds the same, but something is just odd about him. Adams is found and returned to the DH-8 Habitat where he awakens with a terrible headache and little-to-no memory of how he opened the sphere or what occurred while he was inside.

Michael Crichton does a superb job of keeping us interested. While unable to recall this incident, Johnson comes close to yielding, until he watches a security video of Halpern entering the sphere herself. He shuffled the files around on his desk. The novel begins as a science fiction story, but rapidly changes into a psychological thriller, ultimately exploring the nature of the human imagination.

Despite being the least physically fit team member in the context of an underwater habitathe is arguably the most level-headed of the group. But while they struggle to come up with answers to their questions surrounding Jerry and the sphere, bizarre and increasingly deadly events transpire involving sea creatures such as giant squid, sea snakes, and jellyfish, and soon it is apparent they are being manifested by Jerry himself.

The other two books were not filmed. Inhe published Travelswhich also contains autobiographical episodes covered in a similar fashion to his book Five Patients. There is some rather fascinating description included.

Government to examine an enormous alien spacecraft discovered on the bed of the Pacific Ocean, and believed to have been there for over years.

However, these events are not what they seem. Johnson realizes he must use psychology to keep the remaining survivors alive Johnson, Adams, Halpern. You have to read the rest to find out. The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park incorporate fictionalized scientific documents in the form of diagrams, computer output, DNA sequencesfootnotes and bibliography.

As a result, the book has been criticized harshly by feminist commentators and accused of anti-feminism. A mosquito preserved in amber. It does not come off too redundant, so it is okay. Crichton wrote the original scripts for Jurassic Park and Rising Sunboth of which were reworked for others.

Trouble is, it gets hard to dream up a story where at the center there is something inexplicable. However it is at this point that Norman discovers, much to his horror, that Beth has become psychotic and has also entered the sphere gaining the power.

Harold Barnes — Harold Hal is the one in charge of the underwater scientific investigation. Also, you have Captain Barnes who is a very serious-minded military type. I will not spoil any more on how he did this because it is a central point in the story line.

Norman often wonders why he was called down into a submarine where he seems to have very little impact. It was published in under the pseudonym of John Lange. The film became extremely successful.

Beth and Norman decide to tranquilize Harry with a powerful cocktail of sedatives and painkillers from the first aid box, and after successfully doing so, they wait for contact to be reestablished with the surface.


The book was adapted into the film directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipesreleased the same year as the adaption of Jurassic Park.

During the descent, the marine biologist Levine becomes claustrophobicand is returned topside. This section needs additional citations for verification. It is more of a suspense of intrigue designed to get your curiosity going. He withholds crucial information from the team and his crew, following his own agenda at the expense of the others with tragic consequences.

This novel was adapted to the big screen and set a wave for his brother Douglas as well as himself.Immediately download the Sphere summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Sphere.

Sphere is mostly story and less of Crichton trying to "teach" us something (i.e., Rising Sun, Andromeda Strain, Airframe) The suspense begins immediately with psychologist Dr. Norman Johnson being sent deep under the ocean water to. May 14,  · Jurassic Park: A Novel - Ebook written by Michael Crichton.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Jurassic Park: A Novel/5(K). Michael Crichton had some amazing ideas, as pretty much all the blurbs on his books catch my interest.

But, and that's a big "but", the writing is terrible. Sphere is heavy on dialogue, flat characters, and sensational action scenes/5. Sphere is a science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton and published in It was made into the film Sphere in The novel follows a psychologist named Norman Johnson, who is called by U.S.

Navy to join a team of scientists assembled by the U.S. Government to examine an enormous. A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills/5(3K).

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