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#1 Posted on 5.11.08 1157.16
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"Jurassic Park" author was 66. (etonline)

Unexpected news to say the least. I think JP was the only book of his I read, but it was a ripping yarn.
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#2 Posted on 5.11.08 1316.26
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Never read the books, but he brought ER to the small screen, so for that, I respect him! RIP!
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#3 Posted on 5.11.08 1358.44
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Was a huge fan of his back in college. With the exception of Jurassic Park, I don't think that any of the movies that were based on his novels did them justice.

Sphere was the first book that actually got my heart to skip a beat because it freaked me out so much.

Sad indeed.
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#4 Posted on 5.11.08 1405.36
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This is a shocker. I hadn't heard he was sick and didn't think he was that old.

I was a huge fan of his books back in high school. The first one I read was Jurassic Park, which I got for Christmas the year it came out in paperback. I remember loving it, and being so excited for (and inevitably let down by) the movie.

I still love The Andromeda Strain and I credit it with my starting my love of killer disease movies.
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#5 Posted on 5.11.08 1411.07
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Thank you, Universe, for bringing me down this morning. This is very sad. Jurassic Park was the first "adult" novel I ever read - and he was, therefore, the first author I spent a summer reading the entire backlog of.

I feel bad because I pretty much wrote him off after that anti-environmentalist book he wrote a few years ago, and I'm only this morning remembering how much I truly loved his work. I feel like rereading something.
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#6 Posted on 5.11.08 1500.48
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Wow...The Andromeda Strain is easily one of my favorite books. I'm shocked and saddened by his passing.

Rest in peace.
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