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review ´ Travels Author Michael Crichton ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Medical student writer film director modern day adventurer Michael Crichton now gives his fans an extr. At first when I started this I was like wtf He s talking about being in med school and I thought Oh no This is going to be boarding as hell This turned out to be a really great bookThis isn t your standard memoir Each part where Crichton tells about a trip he toke it is written like a really great short story I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to everyone I was actually sad when I finished with it He published this right before publishing Jurassic Park I really wish he would have written a fallow up to this about the latter part of his life Book Audiobook

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review ´ Travels Author Michael Crichton ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Onal and psychic during the past two decades in a book every bit as riveting as his bestselling novels. I was 12 years old the summer that Jurassic Park hit theaters Considering how ubiuitous CGI has become it s easy to forget how revolutionary that movie was at the time Using computers to animate photorealistic animals and insert them into a scene with real actors was unprecedented Spielberg Co had to invent new technology as they went along to make the movie possible So I saw the movie read the book and then got obsessed with Michael Crichton for the rest of my adolescence I read his books over and over I wrote him a fan letter and the dude replied I got a signed Jurassic Park postcard saying Best wishes Michael Crichton That was niceI read Travels for the first time when I was 14 or 15 The book truly expanded my world It was my introduction to places like Bhutan and Jakarta that I had never heard of before and to new age physic phenomena like auras and spoon bending which I would later come to regard with rigid skepticism I m currently reading The Brothers Karamazov It s not uite the dense slog I expected it to be I m enjoying it and yet I wanted something easy to read concurrently So I picked up my old creased paperback copy of Travels and gave it a go Why Travels I think it s because I wanted to see how much I ve changed since I was a teenager Now I know where Afghanistan is I know where Mount Kilimanjaro is I know who James Randi is How would this affect my perception of the book that my former self lovedIt is not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw I remembered the opening line verbatim 20 years after reading it I remembered a lot I was surprised by how many incidents from this book have stayed with me Being pushed up Kilimanjaro Hushing the British tourists while waiting in an elephant blind Getting on an airplane with a sense of anxiety because you don t have any books to read or music to listen to Taping the desk drawers of your London hotel room Talking to a cactus These are things that I have thought about many times over the last 20 years apparentlySo what additional perspective do I have on the book 20 years later I still liked it But with asterisks By the standards of the modern era Crichton comes across as slightly sexist and arguably xenophobic However he also seems to be genuinely grappling with his sexism and biases in a way that was rare and forward thinking for the time He examined his thoughts and motives and made a good faith effort to change in a way that I found redeeming By the standards of any era he comes across as insecure Even though he has a chapter where his psychologist tells him he s insecure I didn t really notice this at the time Perhaps because I read it as an insecure 15 year old I couldn t see the forest through the trees He lays his insecurities and phobias and limitations on the table which is brave but it also makes it difficult to like him at times As I suspected it was rewarding to read the book with an improved sense of geography Knowing what I do now a better title would have been Vacations rather than Travels Crichton was not an explorer or a trail blazer in any sense He paid money to go on guided secure trips to exotic locales It was adventure tourism And despite the fact that he was being coddled he nevertheless approached each trip with hand wringing anxiety But that s what I found admirable here s a guy whose temperament was best suited to sitting at a typewriter and daydreaming He had difficulty relating to other people in a genuine way bore physic scars from his troubled childhood and lived with a lot of fear and insecurity Despite all that he forced himself to travel outside of his comfort zone to see the world to challenge himself to grow Someone with less courage would have simply stayed homeI found myself disagreeing with him than I did as a teenager We cause our diseases We are directly responsible for any illness that happens to us Nope Sorry no way This is at best 10% true Yes there are psychosomatic symptoms and we know that a person s outlook can affect their immune system Depressed people get colds for instance And yes some illnesses like type 2 diabetes or lung cancer can be the result of bad decisions But is it your fault if you re born with a cleft palate Or dyslexia If you are allergic to cats is that the result of your thoughts Many illnesses are determined or influenced by genes Are genetic defects your fault What about if someone breaks your arm and sends you to the emergency room It s all the an astonishing claim for Crichton to make considering that he died of cancer in 2008 I ve had friends who ve died of cancer It s terrible and sad In no way whatsoever would I entertain the notion that they caused their own death It s not a matter of responsibility It s winning the world s shittiest lottery I d be curious to know how much responsibility Crichton felt for his illness in his last days Now for my thoughts on the new age stuff When I first read the book as a teenager I had never heard of spoon bending auras chakras or such It seemed plausible I tried to bend a spoon It didn t work I tried to see auras It didn t work I talked to a tree Never heard back Still I kept an open mind I remember giving my high school psychology teacher my copy of the book and asking him to read a few chapters He returned the book to me the next day in class and said I don t buy it We talked about it for a while He basically said Believe what you want to believe but be careful going down that path Don t believe this stuff on one guy s word alone That was really good advice Thanks Mr SchmidtSo I don t think Crichton is lying or making things up There are some things he writes that seem genuinely inexplicable HOWEVER I believe that if this stuff were true then it would have been confirmed in a laboratory setting by now Crichton anticipates this objection in his post script He writes that there are a number of phenomena that depend on altered states of consciousness which are difficult to replicate in a laboratory setting such as sexual intercourse or creativity Um I m not sure if the set of a porno counts as a laboratory setting but humans are fully capable of having sex while surrounded by bright lights cameras and an audience And creativity is a pretty broad term I agree it would be harder to write or compose with a bunch of lab coated nerds breathing down your neck but not impossible WhateverSir Arthur Conan Doyle convinced himself that fairies were real Crichton convinced himself that auras were real I ll just agree with what he wrote in his post script if it s true it will eventually be born out by science The House on Tradd Street ubiuitous CGI has become it s easy to forget how revolutionary that movie was at the time Using computers to animate photorealistic animals and insert them into a scene with real actors was Last to Die up my old creased paperback copy of Travels and gave it a go Why Travels I think it s because I wanted to see how much I ve changed since I was a teenager Now I know where Afghanistan is I know where Mount Kilimanjaro is I know who James Randi is How would this affect my perception of the book that my former self lovedIt is not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw I remembered the opening line verbatim 20 years after reading it I remembered a lot I was surprised by how many incidents from this book have stayed with me Being pushed Night Moves up Kilimanjaro Hushing the British tourists while waiting in an elephant blind Getting on an airplane with a sense of anxiety because you don t have any books to read or music to listen to Taping the desk drawers of your London hotel room Talking to a cactus These are things that I have thought about many times over the last 20 years apparentlySo what additional perspective do I have on the book 20 years later I still liked it But with asterisks By the standards of the modern era Crichton comes across as slightly sexist and arguably xenophobic However he also seems to be genuinely grappling with his sexism and biases in a way that was rare and forward thinking for the time He examined his thoughts and motives and made a good faith effort to change in a way that I found redeeming By the standards of any era he comes across as insecure Even though he has a chapter where his psychologist tells him he s insecure I didn t really notice this at the time Perhaps because I read it as an insecure 15 year old I couldn t see the forest through the trees He lays his insecurities and phobias and limitations on the table which is brave but it also makes it difficult to like him at times As I suspected it was rewarding to read the book with an improved sense of geography Knowing what I do now a better title would have been Vacations rather than Travels Crichton was not an explorer or a trail blazer in any sense He paid money to go on guided secure trips to exotic locales It was adventure tourism And despite the fact that he was being coddled he nevertheless approached each trip with hand wringing anxiety But that s what I found admirable here s a guy whose temperament was best suited to sitting at a typewriter and daydreaming He had difficulty relating to other people in a genuine way bore physic scars from his troubled childhood and lived with a lot of fear and insecurity Despite all that he forced himself to travel outside of his comfort zone to see the world to challenge himself to grow Someone with less courage would have simply stayed homeI found myself disagreeing with him than I did as a teenager We cause our diseases We are directly responsible for any illness that happens to Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 us Nope Sorry no way This is at best 10% true Yes there are psychosomatic symptoms and we know that a person s outlook can affect their immune system Depressed people get colds for instance And yes some illnesses like type 2 diabetes or lung cancer can be the result of bad decisions But is it your fault if you re born with a cleft palate Or dyslexia If you are allergic to cats is that the result of your thoughts Many illnesses are determined or influenced by genes Are genetic defects your fault What about if someone breaks your arm and sends you to the emergency room It s all the an astonishing claim for Crichton to make considering that he died of cancer in 2008 I ve had friends who ve died of cancer It s terrible and sad In no way whatsoever would I entertain the notion that they caused their own death It s not a matter of responsibility It s winning the world s shittiest lottery I d be curious to know how much responsibility Crichton felt for his illness in his last days Now for my thoughts on the new age stuff When I first read the book as a teenager I had never heard of spoon bending auras chakras or such It seemed plausible I tried to bend a spoon It didn t work I tried to see auras It didn t work I talked to a tree Never heard back Still I kept an open mind I remember giving my high school psychology teacher my copy of the book and asking him to read a few chapters He returned the book to me the next day in class and said I don t buy it We talked about it for a while He basically said Believe what you want to believe but be careful going down that path Don t believe this stuff on one guy s word alone That was really good advice Thanks Mr SchmidtSo I don t think Crichton is lying or making things

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review ´ Travels Author Michael Crichton ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Aordinarily candid and revealing account of his most enthralling and important journeys physical emoti. Travels is one of my favorite books I ve read it at least three times in my life It is Michael Crichton s autobiography detailing his life in medical school but most of all his travels around the world Each chapter is a new adventure and Dr Crichton makes you feel as if you are right there with him I definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes to travel or just wants a fun entertaining read


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  • Hardcover
  • 377
  • Travels Author Michael Crichton
  • Michael Crichton
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9780394562360