In need of some guilty pleasure sci-fi thriller books à la Michael Crichton.
My life has been stressful lately, and I'd really like to escape into some fun, easy reading.
I really like Crichton's style of writing (because it's like reading a movie!) and the When Science Goes Wrong Because of Man's Hubris subject matter (and dinosaurs!), but I've already read just about everything he's written. Twice. On the suggestion of a friend, I've also read Relic and Reliquary; those were pretty close to the mark.
I want another Jurassic Park. Or Congo. Or Sphere. Or heck, even Timeline. Something simple, formulaic, and entertaining as all get-out.
What are they and who are they written by? And bonus points if there's something available to pick up at the HWLC
today after work.
What I don't want: anything heavy-handed or moralistic, anything about lawyers or legal whathaveyous, anything that's so poorly written that reading it is painful, anything involving magic or religion or fantasy. PLEASE no fantasy.