I finished the book State of Fear by Michael Crichton this afternoon. I enjoyed the book. It is timely because it uses the growing environmental change paranoia as the basis for the book. Since I had watched the recent 60 Minute segment on the environmental change, it was even more interesting.
This is the first novel I can remember reading that was heavily footnoted. It also contains three sections at the end of the book that are interesting. (Author’s message, Appendix I, and Appendix 2). Followed by at least 35 pages of bibliography.
I recommend the book as very entertaining and it will give you plenty to think about. There are enough sources presented by the author for you to do your own evaluation and draw your own conclusions.