If you’re a fan of Michael Crichton, you may be aware that he was originally going to be a doctor, and he wrote novels and screenplays to pay his way through medical school. Once his writing took off, the rest is history.
I found out about these lost Crichton, ah, classics being re-released when I got a spam e-mail from Amazon. At first I figured Odds On was a book Crichton was working on that was finished posthumously. Then when I saw the cover, I burst out laughing, because it was clearly written before Michael Crichton became a mega-author. Other titles include Drug of Choice, Grave Descend, The Venom Business, and Easy Go.
It’s doubtful any of these books could rival Crichton at his best, but we all have to start somewhere, and writing this kind of stuff to fund your way through med school is a hilarious story in itself. Books like this are just supposed to be pure fun, a fast, entertaining read, and we certainly hope they can provide just that after all this time.