List of the best Michael Crichton books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Michael Crichton is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His books have been turned into massive blockbuster films, including Jurassic Park, Congo, and Twister. Sadly Crichton died in 2008 while battling Lymphoma. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Michael Crichton who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list below contains a variety of books, including Prey and The Lost World. What are Michael Crichton's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.