Congo: the movie storybook

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Random House, Jun 1, 1995 - Fiction - 45 pages
48 Reviews
Scheduled for Memorial Day release, Congo, the latest adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel into film, promises to be one of the biggest movies of 1995. This action-packed, jungle adventure recounts the story of Amy, a gorilla who can speak English with the help a virtual reality glove. Full color throughout.

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Congo isn't Michael Crichton's best work, but it's good, and it's good in that special Crichton way -- heavily researched, fast-paced, tense, and exciting -- that makes it better than most books of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hanna Gibbs - Goodreads

As a recent Crichton fan, I found Congo to be in much the same vein as the other two books I've read (Jurassic Park and The Lost World): full of info dump, but full of amusing and well-thought out ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
22
Section 2
42
Section 3
46
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About the author (1995)

Author Ron Fontes grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee and started drawing comics at the age of 16. He studied art and theatre in college and worked as an advertising art director in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to New York City. He also worked for Whitman and as an art director for Marvel Comics. Currently he and his wife, Justine Korman, write children's books. They have written over 400 books for major publishers. Many have featured licensed characters such as the Peanuts Gang and the X-Men and are often based on popular movies like The Lion King, Batman Returns, and The Phantom Menace. Their biggest seller is the adaptation of The Lion King, which sold almost four million copies worldwide. In 1994, Fontes published a science fiction series called Captain Fortune. He and his wife also work on Tales of the Terminal Diner, which is a unique anthology featuring work by both professionals and amateurs.

John Michael Crichton, known as Michael Crichton, was born on October 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his way through Harvard University and Harvard Medical School by writing novels. One of these, The Andromeda Strain (1969), became a bestseller. After graduating summa cum laude, Crichton was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in California before becoming a full-time writer and film director. Crichton's carefully researched novels have included Eaters of the Dead (1972), The Terminal Man (1972), The Great Train Robbery (1975), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Jurassic Park (1990), Rising Sun (1992), Disclosure (1994), The Lost World (1995) and Airframe (1996). He has also written non-fiction, including Five Patients: The Hospital Explained (1970), Jasper Johns (1977) and Travels (1988). In the late 1960s Crichton also wrote under the names Jeffrey Hudson and John Lange. Awards for Crichton's writing have included Writer of the Year (1970) from the Association of American Medical Writers, and two Edgar Awards (1968 and 1979) from the Mystery Writers of America. Many of Crichton's novels have been made into highly successful films, six of which he directed. He is also the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series ER. In addition to his writing and directorial success, his expertise in information science has enabled him to run a software company and develop a computer game. He died of cancer on November 4, 2008 at the age of 66.