I've always been a huge reader of fiction. Scientific, medical, random fantasy. You name it and I'll probably read it.
I also have a bad habit of buying plentiful second hand books, and while one day browsing a charity shop I came across Coma.
Instantly hooked I've been a massive fan of Michael Crichton ever since.
Without Monkey Girl I would not have found out about this.
I am now incredibly sad.
Rest in peace. I shall treasure your work forever.