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2001 A Space OdysseyOn the Moon an enigma is uncoveredSo great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are se 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 not completely get it the second time around the mature reader can better grasp the vision and message of the genius author I especially enjoyed the many allusions to other works and found the reference to Melville's Ahab particularly engrossing Clarke’s prose is clear and descriptive and his story line linear and thought provoking Not just an excellent science fiction novel this is a work of literature brilliant

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epub è 2001 A Space Odyssey ë Paperback read ð arthur c. clarke ✓ On the Moon an enigma is uncoveredSo great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar systemBut long before their destination is reached things begin to go horribly inexpLy wrongOne of the greatest selling science fiction novels of our time this classic book will grip you to the very e This novel and the film stem from the same original project Initially Kubrick and Clarke had been working together on the same story While Stanley Kubrick went on to make what is now his masterpiece and one of the most amazing films in the history of cinema Arthur C Clarke wrote his most famous novels alongside Childhood's End The narratives in book and movie run parallel and so close to one another that while re reading the novel I have found it almost impossible to dismiss the images from Kubrick’s movie except when Clarke throws in some rare scene of his own the ship approaching the rings of Saturn and the satellite Japetus for instance So much so that Clarke’s book feels like a novelisation or literary by product of Kubrick’s filmThe scope and pace of the story are far reaching in both cases especially the section involving the astronauts the mad computer and the foolish Mission Control However here is probably where the shortcomings of this book reside compared to the film Clarke doesn’t find much to expand on except for technical or scientific trivia how to restore gravity in space how many miles are there between Jupiter and Saturn so forth which result in rather dull pieces of prose and don’t add much to the pleasure that this narrative may inspire This is particularly apparent towards the end of the novel where the trippy and gripping imagery of Kubrick’s film translates into a few chapters of pseudo explanatory gibberish Some piece of poetry might have been fitting

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Nt out deep into our solar systemBut long before their destination is reached things begin to go horribly inexplicab I remember watching 2001 A space Odyssey about seven years back and almost losing my mind during the overlong Stargate seuence and what followed after that acid trip The I might puke faceFast forward to 2017 one of my buddies called me up and said 'Sreyas 2001 Space Odyssey is a fricking classic You should read the book before watching the movie' Fortunately I had a copy of the novel with me and I jumped right in ❝ If he was indeed mad his delusions were beautifully organized❞ The story starts in a time before the dawn of human kind when benevolent and rather mindless man apes were dying one after another due to overlong drought and natural predators In short The tribal group was going down and they were facing Extinction with a big EEnter our savior the big black slab which manipulated with the minds of man apes and turned them into ambitious innovative and uh violent hooligans? But hey they needed to be all this to survive such a primitive world The only problem was that the once benevolent man apes passed these newly found ualities like innovation imagination and unfortunately violence to future generations that followed themThat's a topic for another time Because right now it's all about science and the mysterious black monolith which engineered the dawn of humankind We jump from prehistory to the year 2001 in a blink of an eye and the true odyssey begins One of the best things about the story for me was the unceasing excitement the tale inspires in spite of being rather slow at times The story focuses on the ideas and the science rather than its characters creating a story propelled solely by the sheer power of the journey to find answers Another exciting aspect of the story was how easy it is to associate the elements of the novel with our own technological advancement Even though we haven't achieved the level of sophisticated advancement in terms of space travel as mentioned in the novel we have come a long way I couldn't help but notice a scene where one of the characters lands an instumentless probe on an asteroid and Ta da we have done better with Rosetta probe You go Rosetta Without uestion the best part about the book was HAL 9000 view spoilerand the horrors Seriously who needs aliens to scare the shit out of you when you have HAL 9000 Oddly enough I kind of felt sad when HAL signed off hide spoiler