September 02, 2003

Disclosure

Continuing in the occasional series of books that I've read in the past and would like to recommend, I offer Michael Crichton's "Disclosure", which was also made into a very good movie, even though a lot was left out in the movie. This book is about a guy working for a techie company in Seattle trying to manufacture CD-ROM drives (among other things). He's trying to work his way up the corporate ladder when his boss brings in a new manager for the position he thought he was about to inherit. The new manager is a woman, an ex-girlfriend, and she's really vicious.

She comes on to him, and he (who is married with kids) rejects her. He finds out the next day she is pursuing a sexual harassment claim against him and trying to run him out of the company (with the support of his boss). It probably sounds like pretty run-of-the-mill potboiler stuff, and for some, it probably is. I couldn't put the book down. The plot is very fast-paced, and there are lots of neat surprises. I bet it's a good book to read on an airplane since it only takes a few hours.

Anyway, it isn't going to win any literary prizes I'm sure, but it's a very engrossing story.

Posted by Observer at September 2, 2003 07:16 AM
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