2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey
Author: Arthur. C. Clarke.
Book Review By: Kaavyan Easwer
Class: 7

2001: A Space Odyssey

Humanity is mystified when they get to know that they aren’t the only creatures with wit to live on this universe. This book, 2001: A space odyssey, is the first book of the 2001 series written by Arthur.
C. Clarke

The story starts on a really mysterious note when a very peculiar object is detected on the surface of the moon. There is confusion among all the astronomers as to what it was. Finally, they
all decide that the only way to find out more about this object was to send two people, Frank Poole and David Bowman along with a robot named Hal on a journey to the planet Saturn.

The astronomers and Poole and Bowman think that every unusual thing they find on their way was a clue about either the object or about its creators. There were also some intriguing things in this story. For example, I was really surprised when Poole had disappeared from the spaceship when he had been tied to it through a rope. I was also shocked when Bowman had disconnected Hal, which added a pint of grief to the story. I really liked the stoicism of Bowman which isn’t too easy to attain at his situation. The disappearance of Poole and the disconnection of Hal made me disturbed but I thought Clarke had made this twist for another purpose which I think will be shown in the books later in the series.

I also liked the style of language used in the story. The author didn’t exaggerate the story by using too much of grammar. I noticed that there aren’t many dialogues used. Clarke explains the thoughts of
the characters instead. I would add a bit of dialogues if I was in Clarke’s shoes but there’s no denying that the story turned to be really well even without the dialogues. I would strongly recommend ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ for anyone who loves sci-fi and adventure like I do.

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