Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C.Clarke

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Series: Space Odyssey #1 | Published: September 1st 2000 by Roc (first published June 1968)
Pages: 255 | Format: E-book
Genre: Sci-Fi
Status: read February 7, 2018
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The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.”

I picked this up on a whim (which happens sometimes, but not too often) and am therefore really thrilled that A Space Odyssey was something I enjoyed and liked immensely. I wasn't mindblown or anything, but I'm pleasantly surprised which is nice to be, too. I haven't watched the movie, and I didn't really know what this was about except space travel. I love space travel and epic space adventures. What I loved most with this novel was the adventure/explorer aspect, of course. It was great, and it had some mind-fuckery tossed in there, which I loved. One thing though, it was a little confusing towards the end. Or rather, a lot confusing. The world building was a little all over the place in my opinion, but it's understandable because it's not a world, but a universe. I recommend!

What is it about?

Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong. Horribly wrong.

Have you read this book? What did you think? :)

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