Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Farewell Michael Crichton

Today was my first day back to my Christmas job at See's Candies. Right before it was time to leave, I checked my email one last time and nearly fell over in shock. One of the subject lines read: Michael Crichton Just Died!

PhotobucketThat old line, "I didn't even know he was sick" came to mind, and is completely appropriate. Deciding to keep it a family matter, Mr. Crichton had been fighting a battle with cancer. Sadly, as the nation elected a historic new president, one of the most entertaining, talented authors of a generation lost his battle at the age of 66.

This quote, from an Associated Press article, says it best.

"Michael's talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park,'" said "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg, a friend of Crichton's for 40 years. "He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again walking the Earth. ... Michael was a gentle soul who reserved his flamboyant side for his novels. There is no one in the wings that will ever take his place."

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Oh, Jennifer, my heart skipped a beat, too. He was a great talent! I enjoyed all of his books.

stacey
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