Sphere Book Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Sphere by Michael Crichton.
Disclaimer: I purchased the book on Amazon so I didn’t receive this one for free.
Story and Characters
Sphere is a sci-fi themed thriller that takes place in an underwater habitat. The story mainly follows a psychologist named Norman. Norman was once tasked with creating an alien countermeasure paper known as the ULF or Unknown Life Forms. In the paper it states that in case of an unknown alien encounter a team should be assembled to investigate.
The team consisted of scientists from various backgrounds and included Theodore Fielding (Astrophysicist), Elizabeth Halpern (Zoologist), Harold J. Adams (Mathematician), and Norman Johnson (Psychologist).
They were contracted by the US Navy for a top secret project revolving around a crashed ship 1,000 leagues beneath the south pacific ocean. The ship is seemingly an alien ship that had crashed there 300 years ago but things are not always what they seem. Many mysteries revolve around the ship but the strangest object of them all is a silver sphere of seemingly alien origin.
Upon the discovery of the sphere, Harry figures out how to open the sphere. Upon exiting the sphere strange occurrences begin happening such as jellyfish, and hordes of shrimp. One of these occurrences threatens the very safety of the mission and the entire team.
I’ll leave the story at that because saying anymore would spoil everything, and we definitely don’t want to do that.
The characters in this book were pretty good overall. They were each unique and it felt like they had their own personalities. The dangers affected each of them in unique ways.
I will say that I wasn’t a big fan of Ted though, he was pretty annoying through the majority of the book since he never shut up. He was also incredibly naive, and acted almost like a child, was kinda irritating.
My Thoughts on the Book
I found the book to be pretty enjoyable. Every time I picked it up I wound up reading at least 50 pages each time. It’s a page turner and it gets really exciting in act 3 when things begin hitting the fan. It’s definitely not a book everyone is going to enjoy but if you’re in the mood for a sci-fi novel that’s filled with scientific research and some pretty exciting moments then Sphere is definitely one to check out.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!