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Clarke wrote this novel while Stanley Kubrick created the film, the two collaborating on both projects. The novel is much more detailed and intimate, and definitely easier to comprehend. Even though history has disproved its "predictions," it's still loaded with exciting and awe-inspiring science fiction. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I should, however, add how much more I liked the ending of the book to that of the movie.
A Space Odyssey is the novel that Arthur C. Clarke wrote so that Stanley Kubrick could develop it into the now-famous movie.
The confrontation with the monoliths defined humanity's boundaries as well as its will to reach further.
This is 2014 and the author who wrote this book written so long back, seems to have had the foresight to predict a lot of technology advancements that has influenced our life... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Venkatesh C
Inspired book. I can't believe why I waited this long to read it. I feel compelled to finish the Odysseus.Published 11 days ago by ls31
The movie was beautiful, but I needed to know more. Reading this book was an enlightening experience. Neurotic HAL needed to "remove the sources of his frustrations". Read morePublished 19 days ago by C. Stephan
Wow! What a good read!
He is detailed, and that may bore some people who don't care about technical specifics. Read more
Awesome! I couldn't believe how well the movie was made after reading this. Almost every aspect of it is in the movie (well until the end).Published 1 month ago by Alex R.
I'll admit that the movie was a little hard for me to grasp. I've seen it once, years ago, and never considered it a favorite, but I loved this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Lowry
I first read this back when it first appeared in 1968 and was unable to appreciate the greatness of the book (what 14-year-old can grasp a fine work such as this anyway? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen Trusedell