|Genre:||Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Author:||Michael Crichton (RIP)|
Yes. Jackpot. The guy writes exactly what I want my writers to write, informative, fiction jiving with actual facts with a dash of witty humor.
I especially like the character of Amy the Gorilla, she's such a cute (I never really thought you could ever have cute and gorilla in one sentence) and an adorable character. I also liked his descriptions and how he presented Africa in ways I didn't know, from traditions that included cannibalism, to the description of the thick jungles I wouldn't dare go near in real life and yeap. The technology I've no idea exists or not.
Now if you haven't read this well here's an overview, it's about a team lead by a Karen Ross in search of Type II Boron type something something diamonds, in companionship of primatologist Peter Elliot with his sign-language able gorilla, Amy. Together they look for the City of Zinj (obviously the lost city had the diamonds), which I haven't researched yet if it was a 'real legend' (if you know what I mean).
What I could say about it is that, it made me learn a whole lot of things from gorilla research to piggyback slurp, aww gosh. Never thought i'd enjoy a 1980 book in all it's technology-lagged glory. Remind yourself internet was still an impossibility at that time and you'd be just fine with the book.
Oh, just to make things even better? I believe I just read it in a day and a half in between work. It just means two things, he's such a wonderful story teller you'd find yourself hooked. (",)