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Congo

Crichton, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394513924 / ISBN 13: 9780394513928
Published by Knopf, New York, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Printing. Book is not quite as pristine as Fine, but a handsome copy. Dustjacket has light tanning to white panels, sunning to spine, vertical crease inside front flap, light edge wear. Not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 001980

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Title: Congo

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Armed with the latest gifts of advanced technology, a California scientist (male), a ruthless corporation agent (female), and a mercenary hunter (male) face the dangers of the Congo jungle in search of the diamonds of the lost city of Zinj

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If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: A research team deep in the jungle disappears after a mysterious and grisly gorilla attack. A subsequent team, including a sign-language-speaking simian named Amy, follows the original team's tracks only to be subjected to more mysterious and grisly gorilla attacks. If you can look past the breathless treatment of '80s technology, like voice-recognition software and 256K RAM modules (the book was written in 1980), you'll find the same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton's other work. --Paul Hughes

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