Prey - Michael Crichton

I love Michael Chrichto (Juraissic Park) but Prey was poorly written and it kept me from loving it. I don't know whether this is because his writing has gone downhill or my standards have just changed.

The premise is exciting enough (nano-robots gone rogue) but Chrichton keeps breaking the action to give either wooden details about the stay-at-home Dad's domestic life, or long-winded descriptions of nano-technology. A good sci-fi writer should be able to work the latter into the story without paragraphs of exposition.