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...

Sr3yas rated it ★★★★☆

September 13, 2017

I remember watching 2001: A space Odyssey about seven years back and almost losing my mind during the overlong Stargate sequence and what followed after that acid trip. *The I might puke face* Fast forward to 2017, one of my buddies called me up and said, 'Sreyas, 2001: Space Odyssey is a fricking...

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...

Tara rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

“He now perceived that there were more ways than one behind the back of space.” As a longtime admirer of Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling film, I was more than a little hesitant about picking up this book, apprehensive that it might not be able to live up to my perhaps overly demanding expectations. A...

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...

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