Thursday, January 28, 2010
2001 A Space Odyssey
2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke. 1968. Penguin. 320 pages.
The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.
I'm not quite sure what to say, what to share about this one. This is my first Arthur C. Clarke novel. And I am glad I read it. But. I also found it a bit confusing in places. I found it hard to connect with in some ways. Most of the novel concerns David Bowman and his life aboard the Discovery. As his ship--mostly controlled by the computer Hal--heads towards Saturn. Things don't go according to plan--Bowman's plan that is. And not quite according to Earth's plans either. Knowing that rescue or return is futile, Bowman sets out to explore to the last.
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