Disclosure Hardcover – Jan 13 1994
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From School Library Journal
YA-Beautiful, bright, and talented Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career. YAs will love all the technology and the author's easy, readable style, but the graphic sex and obvious theme that harassment is power may make Disclosure a more suitable choice for public than for school libraries.
Katherine Fitch, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Will Crichton's next book be a best seller? Does the Rising Sun appear in the east? The king of the blockbuster novel-- and the blockbuster movie--Crichton has lately been taking on controversial issues. In this new work, already sold to the movies for $4 million, a man finds himself accused of sexual harassment by his new boss--and former lover.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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So now, he then counters her past employment; at the time all of the men who worked for her, they either resigned or where transfered away from her. So she has a past for doing sexual harassment. Now the book gets juicy toward the end and I have to say it is just plain exciting. This is a GREAT thriller! I have read it a couple of years ago, and still the book holds your interest toward the end. Great!
Any fan of Michael Crichton will discover that this is one of his best novels; even someone new to Crichton will derive great pleasure from Disclosure's many twists and turns. Though not for the easily offended, his fast-paced, addictive style of writing is enjoyable and thoroughly satisfying. From cover to cover, Disclosure is an excellent novel.
This book did not age very well, as do most novels concerned with technology. It's hard to care about a portable CD player; it's kind of like reading a book with a souped-up 8-track tape deck as a plot device. ("Rising Sun" suffers in the same way, as it is concerned with ultra-advanced videotape technology). You get the feeling that on another day, Crichton would have centered his plot around a 5 1/4" floppy disk manufacturing plant.
However, the sadistic and petty nature of the Meredith, Blackburn, etc. is inspired. The trouble they go through to nail a political opponent is jaw-dropping. The histrionics and self-righteousness of remind me of "Mommie Dearest". In the end, you're glad that these are extreme exaggerated characters who earn a just come-uppance.
It's not "Great Expectations", but it's an entertaining read.
In this book we follow Tom Sanders, a well off family man that is a manager of a computer company. He is expecting a promotion, but the day he expects it, he finds that an old lover from ten years ago comes out of nowhere and gets the job he was planning on getting. While catching up with her later that night in her office, things happen. The next day Tom is accused of sexual Harassment. Tom is stuck in a corner, with his marriage, job, and life on the line, unless he does something about it.
Everyone is against Sanders, i mean, what man accuses a woman of sexual harassment. This is what Crichton is trying to put out there for us. It can happen, and it does/did happen.
This book is based on a true story that will leave you gasping every chapter. This book was great. I loved it. Don't pass this up because its not set in a dinosaur park. Michael Crichton can still right one hell of a thriller set in an everyday environment. Every page has a new meaning and makes you think differntly, all the way up to the incredibly shocking conclusion.
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The book is very well written. At fisrt I wasn't sure if the book was going to be good or not because, I had a diferent idea of the kind of books that Crichton wrote. Read morePublished on June 28 2004
Michael Crichton is one of the best pure science fiction writers working today, at least in terms of his concepts. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Grant McKee
This book is a thrilling spectacle, delving into the complex mess that mess political correctness has created. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Chad Rickman
This is up there with sphere. Sphere and Disclosure are for me the best MC books full of nail biting breathless suspense intertwined with state of the art technology, earthly and... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Vikram Ramanathan
I saw this movie and so I was never anxious to read this novel. One day it came on USA and I thought about giving it a read so I bought the book. I absolutely loved it! Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by Octavia Holland
I read this book in less than 48 hours. yes, it was that engaging. A thrill ride. I had to see who did what, when and how. And I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Alicia Walker
Disclosure is a relevant book in the modern world where managers use their power positions and coerce their subordinates to gratify themselves. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003
DISCLOSURE investigates what it's like for a man to be sexually harassed but have no one believe him (i.e. instead the computer company sides with the woman). Read morePublished on July 6 2003 by MISTER SJEM
Amazing story. Even if it was written 7 years ago, we still have the same question, in the companies who has the power? Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by Jorge Frid