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Advantages: Well written, good concepts and detail
Disadvantages: Slight flaws in the structure and lack of theme development

...Many people believe that the film 2001: A Space Odyssey is an adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s book but in fact almost uniquely for such a highly regarded novel the truth is the other way around. Stanley Kubrick the director of the film had read a sh ...

Mauri 27.06.2003 · Read full review
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Alternatively Good

Advantages: You gain a lot more from it than the film
Disadvantages: none

One of the greatest science fictions films ever?, ‘The proverbial good’ science fiction film as envisioned by the creators. Wether the film is as good as its reputed to be isn’t quite the case here, as what we’re really looking for is, ‘Is the book any ...

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2001: A space Odyssey

Advantages: Superb SF
Disadvantages: Slightly difficult to follow

I've always described the Stanley Kubrick film of '2001: A Space Odyssey' as "a great motion picture - but a terrible movie". Fortunately Clarke's novel much more of the former. If you've seen the film, you were probably left thinking "What's that all abo ...

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Best sci-fi ever

Advantages: As good, probably better than the film
Disadvantages: erm...

The book 2001: A Space Odyssey is the book which came from the film is based. I orginally saw the film first, but then was so fascinated I preceeded to read the book. It is written by Arthur C Clarke and was originally published in 1968. Both the film and ...

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The Best

Advantages: Superb Sci -i
Disadvantages: None

This is the best science fiction book ever. It is a true classic and is a must for anyone who appreciates science fiction writing. Arthur C Clarke excels himself in this story about the rebirth of worlds and the development of civilization. It tells the s ...

robertjake 30.09.2000 · Read full review
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