Books The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time  

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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.
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Sphere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Congo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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The Andromeda Strain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Timeline is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Prey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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The Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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State of Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Airframe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Eaters of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Next is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Pirate Latitudes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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A Case of Need is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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The Terminal Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Travels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Binary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Twister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Zero Cool is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Five Patients is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Drug of Choice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Electronic Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Grave Descend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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The Venom Business is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Odds On is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Scratch One is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
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Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Bo... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time