Dated. Written in 1968
A bit too heavy on technicalities (mostly obsolete now) and definitely dated, shows its age on many anachronisms. The plot is fast paced but unrealistic by today’s standards
I read this book for a book challenge I'm participating in...I needed a book published the year I was born, 1968. I was having a hard time finding any that looked appealing, until I stumbled upon this one. I didn't realize until I actually received the book that it is Crichton's first novel (written under a pseudonym. It was a quick and relatively easy read, though I had a hard time keeping track of all the doctors in relation to the plot. The other interesting thing, reading this nearly 50 years after it was published, is that it deals with illegal abortion, as at the time it was written, abortion had not yet been legalized. I haven't read a crime novel in a long time but it was kind of fun to read something actually written from a time when I was just a baby as opposed to a book published recently yet set back in that decade.
This is Crichton's first novel and it shows. It wasn't all bad, though, and thank goodness he kept writing.
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