Friday, November 20, 2009

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton

Book Details
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
Paperback, 416 pages
1967, Signet
ISBN: 0451210638

A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?

A Case of Need was Michael Crichton's first novel and it showed. The book was decent, but it lacked the polish of his later work. I was interested, but not engrossed and could have put it down and never missed finishing it. Forgettable.


Michael Crichton's website

1 comment :