Reviews of Eaters of the Dead (1976)
Review by rvf (2003-05-23)
Contrary to the incredibly bad film (loosely) based on this book, it is actually a pretty decent read. The premise that the entire book is an ancient text strung together from various sources is executed very well, copious footnotes and all. If you can maintain the suspension of disbelief long enough, which unfortunately is a requirement for almost all of Crichton's work, it makes for good read.
Approach this book like you would a movie (a good one mind you, *not* The 13th Warrior) and you'll enjoy it. Just don't exepect anything profound or believable.