Disclosure Hardcover – Nov 1 1995
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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.
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When you begin to read this novel make sure you have enough time to read it in one go!
Basically, If you have read other Chrichton books, you will like this one unless you are technically oriented and read Chrichton for all the scientifical information. But, from a casual reading standpoint, this book might be ok.
I think that some of the characters in this book are very believable, and at times, this book seems like a real story, which means the author is very good when it comes to story telling.
Meredith, the center of all the commotion, seems to me as a frightening character. I say this because she is so smart and yet excels business-wise, gaining admiration and also brewing up some rather sneaky plots herself. I feel that Chrichton brings her into the book very well, and she fits right into the whole plot.
Read this book if you are interested in the summary that Amazon gives you, but otherwise I think you might still need to find out what the deal is. And disregard the movie if you haven't seen it, for I've heard it exaggerates some points. After you read the book, maybe then think about the movie.
Unlike many authors I've followed, Crichton differs the characters, and makes them all the more believable. In a John Grisham novel, for example, every character is so similar, you read it as if everyone is talking in monotone. In Disclosure, you have your boyscouts, your sophists, your feminists, your nerds, your womanizers and flirts. It's very delicious and real.
Another thing I love about Crichton's books is he does research. He knows what he's talking about.
Disclosure touches on all forms of equality, all sorts of sensitive issues, that can only be passed as sexist by the blind and the dense. You'll find yourself nodding your head when Sanders describes all the things he has to careful about to avoid being marked as a sexist/pedophile (consoling a crying child on the streets, staying alone in a room with a strange child, etc), that women can do without hesitation. The unwritten rules of the males.
There are many twists and turns in the story, and things aren't as predictable as they seem. It took me about 50 pages get into the story (all the technical terms took some getting used to), but once things started getting hot, I couldn't put the book down. I kept flipping forward a few pages to determine the length of the chapter, then glancing at the clock, then deciding that I'd read one more chapter, only to read a few more chapters after that. Many of the chapters in Disclosure are fairly short, which makes for much easier reading. If you are not easily offended, you WILL get hooked to the story, I guarantee it.
There's also some cool science fiction stuff that I won't reveal. But that's expected, I mean, we are talking about a Michael Crichton novel.
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.
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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
Disclosure deals with a man who is sexually harassed by a woman. Tom Sanders is the main character in this book, and right now at work he is dealing with a merger with another... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Eric
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
....I'd opt for sleeping under a bridge rather than work for a living! Fortunately, most evil bosses are far too lazy to come up with a scheme as convoluted as the trap set for... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Echo
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