A Parigi un fisico viene assassinato dopo aver eseguito un esperimento per una bella visitatrice.
Nella giungla della Malesia, un misterioso imprenditore fa costruire un impianto di cavitazione dalle caratteristiche molto particolari.
A Vancouver una società di comodo affitta un mini-sommergibile da utilizzare in Nuova Guinea.
A Tokyo un agente segreto cerca di capire che cosa significhi tutto questo.
Così inizia Stato di paura, il romanzo più ambizioso di Michael Crichton. Dai ghiacciai islandesi ai vulcani dell’Antartide, dal deserto dell’Arizona alle giungle impenetrabili delle Isole Salomone, dalla strade di Parigi alle spiagge della California, in un incalzare di colpi di scena e di invenzioni che lasciano il lettore senza fiato, Stato di paura affronta temi controversi: dalla preoccupazione per l’effetto serra al ruolo dell’informazione nella società contemporanea. Soprattutto s’interroga su ciò in cui crediamo, e sul perché ci crediamo.
- ISBN: 8811601908
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 688
Chrichton is superficially playing with ethical and political ideas in one of his worst novels. Others weren´t really good too, but at least he avoided showing that he didn´t do his homework when dealing with an important topic. I don´t know why Chrichton integrated climate change activists as a key Leggi tutto
State of Fear, Michael Crichton State of Fear is a 2004 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton in which eco-terrorists plot mass murder to publicize the danger of global warming. State of Fear is, like many of Crichton's books, a fictional work that uses a mix of speculation and real world data, p Leggi tutto
I never expected to read this book. But my mom left a copy of Michael Crichton’s book State of Fear at my house, and I found myself reading it. The book is an odd mix of fiction and pseudo-scientific argument. As a fiction piece, it’s actually okay. For reasons that are irrelevant to the plot, evil Leggi tutto
If you want to write an essay on your opinion of global warming, Mikey, do so. Don't disguise it as a novel when you've only got 10 pages of plot.
State of Fear is centered around a plot by eco-terrorists to bring world attention to global warming by, you guessed it, blowing up half the world. Yes, the nonsensical plot that makes up the spine of this book leaves the rest of this skeletal narrative in the hands of a man we've rarely seen: Micha Leggi tutto
3.5 stars I can’t believe that I am sitting here thinking about this review while Hurricane Sandy’s imminence is being trumpeted just outside my door. Makes you think….. The story itself is about global warming. It’s a cautionary tale really. On the one hand you have some radical environmentalists/ sci Leggi tutto
This is propaganda written by an ultra-rich person. Utterly despicable. I just thought Crichton was mediocre until I read this. Now I think he's insidious. There're 2 basic thrusts: Global Warming is a myth & ecology activists are phenomenally stupid. I don't actually have much of an opinion about g Leggi tutto
Exciting book! I've read it 3 times now. After reading State of Fear you'll think everyone who believes in global warming is an idiot. Definitely read the author's message at the end, it's really interesting.
Reread Dec 01, 2014 Thought-provoking, controversial, action-packed, suspenseful, well-researched, outrageous, perhaps a science-fiction, as well as fictional science book? The plot: A lawyer represents a wealthy client who is donating large amount of money to various conservation causes and gets inv Leggi tutto
As a thriller, this books fails to achieve Cricthon's usual intensity. The plot is an obvious vehicle for the rhetoric, and full of predictable thriller-writer strategies. The premise--climate scientists with guns--never ceases to feel absurd. The characterizations are flatter than usual, and viciou Leggi tutto
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