Old 07-26-2011, 12:28 PM
Eaters of the Dead

Has anyone read this, here? I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks and I need a book to read at the beach. I loved the film, and I've been wanting to read a Crichton book (I've yet to read one). I'm kind of tired of my usual slew of writers and wanted to jump into some of Crichton's work. Any thoughts? Reviews?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:09 PM
I read it many years ago. I liked it. Not very long either so a good quick read.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the input. I think I'm gonna check it out, it's only $5 anyway. I was going to go with a Peter Benchley book, but being at the beach, it's probably not the best idea to grab some aquatic horror!
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Finished it last night, didn't like it. The writing style got very annoying. Picked up Jurassic Park/The Lost World in the complete edition for 5 bucks, loving it so far.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 AM
So I finished Jurassic Park, and I'm about 100 pages out from Lost World. Jurassic Park was awesome. Completely different than the movie. After reading the book I would not be opposed to a remake at all. The Lost World, completely different from the movie as well, but not as good as Jurassic Park.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:10 PM
I loved Jurassic Park but did not like The Lost World as much. I read a lot of Crichton's books about 10+ years ago so maybe now I would like The Lost World but I probably won't re-read it.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:34 PM
I didn't like Eaters of the Dead when I read it 15 or so years ago. I love Vikings, but I think I was hoping for something supernatural, not the story of Beowulf retold in a historically realistic way. The identity of the eaters always seemed boring to me...though in retrospect it is pretty fantastic I guess.

Still, I wanted something more fantasy oriented. A good Viking story with real magic, but neanderthals? Ehhhhh...it'd be like a dragon story where you found out the dragon was a T Rex. It'd be cool, but not as cool as a dragon. Or even worse, a dragon story where you found out the dragon was just a column of neanderthals carrying torches.
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