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The Best Historical Fiction Books
Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
Genre: Historical Fiction
Type: Individual Book

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9
Loved it  - posted by POD 07-18-2007 11:25
What I liked about the book was it being couched as a true story from the writings of a courtly gentleman in the Emir/Prince's court who fell from grace and needed to get out of town... yes, as others have pointed out, it may not have been one of Crichton's better books, but I loved the tale - reminded me a little of Ambrose Bierce's Wendigo...



7
Human vs. subhuman  - posted by Rocky Keele 03-15-2007 22:53
I agree with Rusty that this isn't Crichton's best book, but I still liked it ok. The two things that I liked were how he made the book seem like an actual history, and the type of "monsters" (as Rusty called them) that the characters are going to fight.



5
One civilized man and 12 barbarians  - posted by Rusty 03-10-2007 11:53
While this book is sort of an interesting read, I still place on the list of "bad" Crichton books. It is about an ambassador from Baghdad who is captured by a group of Vikings and taken on a quest to kill some monsters. The interesting thing is that the book is presented as though it were fact, complete with foot notes and all. Anyway, I say try one of Crichton's other books.


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