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Paperback Sphere Book

ISBN: 0606158545

ISBN13: 9780606158541


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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...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Arguably Crichton's best work.

This book was fantastically put together and an easy read, despite its 500 pages. Once I started, I could not put this book down. Sphere is a fantastic sci-fi thriller that keeps the reader hooked throughout its twists and turns. This is a must-read for any Crichton or sci-fi fan.

Highly Enjoyable

SPHERE is considered by many to be one of Michael Crichton's best books. Now that I have read it, I can see why: this novel is a highly enjoyable read with a lot of action and suspense. Like most of his books, Crichton does a fine job integrating a lot of scientific information into the story. So this novel is not just fun to read, it is also educational. This novel does suffer from relatively two-dimensional characterization, but that's a common flaw with Crichton. Overall, I found the characterization in SPHERE to be stronger than some of his other books. The ending is the type you'll either love or hate, but I thought it was appropriate to the story. Overall, this is a very fine novel, and not a bad place to start if you're interested in trying Michael Crichton's work.


Crichton has really outdone himself with this novel. Talk about intelligent sci-fi! Having read Jurassic Park and Congo, I'd have to say this one is even better, (although both were wonderful.) My only reservation in reccomending this book is swearing and a scene of mildly risque material. By the way, the movie is fantastic too, packing in much of the suspense from the novel with some extra goodies.

definitely worth reading.

Ok....don't pay attention to the movie. It didnt do the book justice. Not that the movie was bad, just that this book was so much better. Pay close attention to what happens on the last page. If you "get it", you will appreciate the whole book so much more.

Crichton at His Best

Michael Crichton rarely disappoints, and this is not the exception. In fact, this one takes its place right near the top of the class. "Sphere" is great science fiction. It is a page turner, it keeps you guessing, it offers a wealth of thought provoking information and it has a moral as well. What more can a reader ask for?


I read this book this summer and I think it is his best to this day. A team of scientists set out to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to examine a spaceship that crashed to the bottom three hundred years ago. There is the calm and wise Norman Johnson, the attractive and determined Beth Halperin, the brilliant and befuddling Harry Adams, and the smart yet annoying Ted Fielding, all under the command of Harold Barnes, a Captain in the U.S. Navy. They quickly gain access and discover the ship operational, and they discover a metallic sphere. But when they are cut off in a storm, they must discover the power of the sphere and confront its great powers. lest everyone get killed. I was genuinely sad when it ended. This book is Crichton's best and it is the best I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books. If you are looking for a white-knuckle ride to terror on the bottom of the ocean, this book is your ticket, and this review is your boarding call. Buy it today, because I guarantee you, you will want to re-read this one. Even if you aren't a fan of Crichton, pick this book up today and start reading. You won't be sorry.
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