Michael Crichton, auteur du célèbre « Jurassic Park », est aussi reconnu pour nier le réchauffement global et pourfendre « l’environnementalisme comme religion« .
Dans le magazine New Republic de mars dernier, le critique Michael Crowley s’est attaqué à cette position de Crichton, et ce dernier l’a plutôt mal pris.
Le dernier roman de l’auteur présente donc un personnage qui s’appelle, oh hasard, Michael Crowley, et qui est un journaliste… pédophile !
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. Crowley was a wealthy, spoiled Yale graduate and heir to a pharmaceutical fortune. …
It turned out Crowley’s taste in love objects was well known in Washington, but [his lawyer]–as was his custom–tried the case vigorously in the press months before the trial, repeatedly characterizing Alex and the child’s mother as « fantasizing feminist fundamentalists » who had made up the whole thing from « their sick, twisted imaginations. » This, despite a well-documented hospital examination of the child. (Crowley’s penis was small, but he had still caused significant tears to the toddler’s rectum.)
Ça manque un peu de classe.