Thursday, December 4, 2008

Michael Crichton's "perfect writing environment"

Michael Crichton was a fascinating writer and I'm still saddened that he's no longer living, though I never met him. Amazon published a short quiz they gave him and I was particularly fond of one of his replies.
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: Small room. Shades down. No daylight. No disturbances. Macintosh with a big screen. Plenty of coffee. Quiet.
State of Fear has had 1,273 reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of three stars. The breakdown is as follows:
1,273 Reviews
5 star: (381)
4 star: (246)
3 star: (170)
2 star: (171)
1 star: (305)
It blasts the environmental movement for its political character. The book deserves five stars.

It deserves five stars.

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