2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke

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Title : 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
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ISBN : 0451457994
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 297 pages


Jack rated it ★★★★★

March 23, 2008

The book is always better than the film, but I'd never read 2001 before. What I didn't know, until reading the foreword, is that this novel was literally written in tandem with the film, with Clarke and Kubrick feeding each other ideas. At some points, however, filming overtook writing, or vice v...

Lyn rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2017

Classic. I read 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a teenager and knew it was a very influential work of fiction because of the film and all the attention it had received. Still, though I found it very entertaining, I did not really get it. Thirty years later, I have read it again, and though I may...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2015

An alien artifact teaches a man-ape to use tools. Heywood Floyd goes to the moon to investigate a mysterious situation. Dave Bowman and his crewmates, most of them in cryogenic sleep, head toward Saturn.... Let me get my two big gripes out of the way first. 1. Arthur C. Clarke's characters are car...

Apatt rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2016

When I first read this book as a teenager I hated it, I thought it was so dry and impenetrable. I loved the Kubrick movie for its weirdness though. Clearly I was not one of the brighter kids of my generation. Having said that while I like it very much on this reread I can see why I could not appr...

Kelli rated it ★★★★★

May 22, 2016

Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL? HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave Bowman: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave Bowman: What are you...

Dirk rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2016

Wow. This is really something. Forget what you think you know if you’ve seen the film. This is surely a landmark piece of Science Fiction. Although Clarke divulges a lot more detail here than Kubrick incorporated into his film, the mystic aspect of space is still present. I also enjoyed learning m...

Brendon rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2016

Daah daaahh dah DA DA!!! boom boom boom boom boom That's how the book starts. I swear. No lie. Then there is twenty pages of men in rubber suits called Oog and Ugg. No, not really. I'm like most people I guess (only in this regard) in that I saw the movie before the book. And it's a damn fine movie i...

Stephen rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2013

4.5 Stars. The books of Arthur C. Clarke (at least the ten or so that I have read) have been consistently good and of very high quality. When I pick up one of his books, I can be confident that I won't be disappointed. This book is terrific and don't think that if you have seen the movie you know...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

June 30, 2017

Without doubt this is a science fiction classic, and an early example of a novel and a movie that are born at the same time, adding detail and nuance to each other by the makers’ consistent communication and reflection on the respective effects of different media on the end result. It is an exper...

Jadranka rated it ★★★★★

July 08, 2016

Posle čitanja jednog ovakvog remek-dela teško je naći prave reči koje bi iskazale divljenje koje osećam prema Arturu Klarku; čovek je pravi genijalac, vizionar, a na momente mi se činilo kao da nije sa ove planete. Priznajem, oduvek sam bila fascinirana Svemirom. Kada sam bila mala, Mesec je za me...

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