From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor.
In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.
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I was convinced that I had envisioned the ending but . . . this clever science-fiction saw right through my prediction . . . Don’t watch the movie. Don’t flip to the end. You can’t learn the secret of the sphere through shortcuts.Read Full Review of Sphere
Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn, in his best work since "The Andromeda Strain." There are some problems with the book . . . but these criticisms . . . pale in context, the context being that Crichton is a storyteller, and a damned good one.Read Full Review of Sphere | See more reviews from LA Times
It’s fast-paced, well-written, and includes enough heart to make a movie out of. As for the plot, I wasn’t entirely impressed with the direction, but I didn’t see any reason to nitpick.Read Full Review of Sphere
READ IT! And once you're done, READ IT AGAIN!Read Full Review of Sphere
Sphere is an easy novel to recommend, especially for readers looking for a fast-paced page-turner that touches on a variety of interesting ideas and gadgets without ever diverting momentum from the plot.Read Full Review of Sphere
It [is] as much an adventure and mystery story as it is science fiction.Read Full Review of Sphere
Crichton's knowledge of biology and science and his imagination are all used well to write this book . . . Add mind-control, oversized sea-life, military, and futuristic technology, and you have a best-selling, one-of-a-kind novel.Read Full Review of Sphere
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