I read most of his up to the point at which I was reading them which was the late 90safter 3BP and all that Expanse I wanted to read a non-spacey sci fi book and randomly thought of Jurassic Park. I had never read a Crichton novel before also so decided to give it a try. it was better than the movie except the action scenes. he's not very good at those.
then i read Lost World because I heard it was very different from the movie. actually thought it was pretty good. way more sciencey conjecture and theories, not very much action.
I decided that I liked Crichton so decided to read his first novel
Pretty much anytime I pick up a sci-fi book written in the last 15 years I gotta put it down shortly after
nah, she's seriously a bottom tier writer. i'm not even convinced half the Harry Potter series was even written by her personally, like whomever wrote book 4 would use ellipses ALL the time. Harry pondered... where did he put his wand... maybe it was in his closet... or maybe under his bed... it was fucking INFURIATING. but the entire plot is predicated upon contriving some sort of magic spell that the next book just entirely forgets and she never thinks even the slightest of things through, like if you could cast a spell that would change your body ENTIRELY into someone else's with a piece of their hair or whatever, how fucking invasive is that? that kind of spell among preteens / early teenagers? yeah. totally glossed over. those kids are the heroes, they'd never do anything bad. she's a gross, stupid, talentless idiot that got lucky and tapped into a market that's known not at all for having any sort of discerning taste.
I've read a couple of Andrew Rowe's series and I'm on the fence with his writing if I'm honest.