Michael Crichton, sparking the imagination, and controversy An article in The Sherwood Gazette by Matt Chhay provides a short overview of the author
From the inner workings of a hospital, to the depths of the ocean, to the middle of a desert wasteland, Michael Crichton writes books that spark the imagination and exercise the human mind. Best known as the writer of "Jurassic Park," and the creator of the hit TV show "ER," Crichton is one of the most recognizable names among Hollywood writers.
Winfrey Picks Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’
Oprah Winfrey has named "The Road," by Cormac McCarthy, as her latest book club selection, The Associated Press reported. The novel, published in September by Alfred A. Knopf, is a despairing account of a boy and his father lurching across the cold, wretched, wet, corpse-strewn, ashen landscape of a post-apocalyptic world. In her review in The New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, " 'The Road' would be pure misery if not for its stunning, savage beauty.' " Ms. Winfrey said yesterday: "It is so extraordinary. I promise you, you'll be thinking about it long after you finish the final page." According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 70 percent of industry sales, "The Road" has sold 138,000 copies. A paperback edition of the novel, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize and regarded as a contender for a Pulitzer Prize, was not planned until September, but Vintage Books is publishing one now.