Essay on The Andromeda Strain

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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain is a fictional book that describes a five-day study of a deadly
virus. This book takes place in 1966 in the town of Piedmont, Arizona. Even though the
book takes place in 1966, the book seems extremely realistic. Through the five days, they
do different tests do learn all about the Andromeda Strain. At times there will be
brilliant discoveries, and at times the people will be stupid and ignorant. Overall, the
book will keep you guessing of what the people will do.

The main character in the book is Jeremy Stone. He is a scientist that goes on the ground
to collect the Andromeda Strain, and also runs tests on it. He to has brilliant times, but
also at times he doesn't. He comes up with all different theories about the Andromeda
Strain. Towards the end of the book, you learn something about what experiment he did, and
he has to make a big decision on whether to use it or not. To find out what he does, all
you have to do is read the book.

I liked how Michael Crichton uses vocabulary in the book. He uses many medical terms and
only describes a few of them. But, overall the vocabulary isn't to bad, especially if
someone you know, knows medical terms. I thought the book was really good. I had must of
the time, had trouble putting the book down. It is a very good novel if you like diseases
and medical theories. At times it isn't going to be very exciting, but it will pick up.

I would recommend this book to people who like or enjoy medicine and diseases because that
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