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review 2001 A Space Odyssey ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ 2001 A Space Odyssey By 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 befLy wrongOne of the greatest selling science fiction novels of our time this classic book will grip you to the very e. 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 appreciate it in my teens Clarke’s scientific expositions can be very detailed but I would not call them dry now because I find them uite fascinating The fact that when you are on the moon Earth is the moon the details about the composition of Saturn’s ring and the description of Jupiter and its moons are clearly explained interesting and gulp educational They really facilitate visualization of these planetsWhat I particularly love about Clarke’s writing now that I did not appreciate in my foolish teens is the wonderful minutiae of his descriptions of various aspects of the space faring life For example the practical design of the toilet on a spaceship for zero gravity conditions a badly design toilet would mean getting shit all over you Also things like the thick sticky sauce on pork chops and salad with adhesive dressing to keep food from floating off the plate during dinner After dinner the velcro slippers are great for walking around the ship without levitating Spacecraft DiscoveryI have only mentioned the minor details so far the main plot is of course absolutely epic though it is so well known it is hardly worth describing 2001 A Space Odyssey gets off to a rollicking start during 3 million years BC The first five chapters basically tells the story of how ape men were “uplifted” to use David Brin’s term by dogooding aliens from silly primates to sentient “people” Then the story jumps forward to the cough future of 2001 AD where a mysterious monolith is discovered on the moon This main section of the book is entirely set in space so we don’t know if Clarke would have predicted iPads and TumblrMonolith on the moonThe middle section of the book where astronaut David Bowman is battling crazed and homicidal AI HAL 9000 of “Daisy Daisy” fame is my favorite The short section of the narrative told from HAL’s point of view is particularly wondrous After dealing with HAL with extreme prejudice Dave has a lonely and depressing “Major Tom” period marooned in space Fortunately he soon embarks on his famous trippy trip through a stargate If you are puzzled by the Kubrick movie this book may help to clarify almost everything for you except that according to Clarke Kubrick and himself had different idea of the story they wanted to tell and Clarke’s answers are not necessarily the correct one I have no idea how much input Kubrick had on the novel only that he helped to develop it The book is – however – entirely written by Clarke The last couple of chapters are less surreal and psychedelic than the film but relatively understandable yet uite mind blowing for all thatWhile he is a sci fi legend to this day Clarke is often derided along with Asimov for his journeyman prose but I am always uite happy to defend Clarke’s style of writing He used the right tools for the right job and his science expositions are accessible and a pleasure to read He is also uite capable of some dry wit Characterization is not Clarke's forte he preferred to concentrate on the epic plot development instead which is fine for me as he succeeded in his storytelling aim Having said that both Dave Bowman and HAL 9000 are two of sci fi's most memorable and enduring characters If you like the film adaptation of 2001 A Space Odyssey but have not read this book you should Ditto if you have not seen the film It is deservedly a classicStar rating Oh my God – it’s full of starsNote My review of 2010 Odyssey Two

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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

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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