“…Michael Crichton, not content with making up science to debunk global warming, is now taking literary swipes at journalists who write stuff about him that he doesn’t like. In his new book, Next, he introduces a character called “Mick Crowley” — a Washington political columnist who rapes a two-year old boy. Funnily enough, Crichton was the target of a highly critical New Republic cover story earlier this year….by Washington political writer Michael Crowley, who often goes by “Mike.” Which sounds an awful lot like “Mick.”
A quote from the book;
Alex Burnet was in the middle of the most difficult trial of her career, a rape case involving the sexual assault of a two-year-old boy in Malibu. The defendant, thirty-year-old Mick Crowley, was a Washington-based political columnist who was visiting his sister-in-law when he experienced an overwhelming urge to have anal sex with her young son, still in diapers.
Worse, he is not even a scientist!! As a published-writer-wannabe myself, I can think of thousands of worthwhile topics to write about — none of them are motivated by being a crybaby. I wonder what sorts of lawsuits might result from this?