A must read if you‘ve only seen the film
While I was enjoying the Fiction Readers Summit, my fellow littens were filling my mailbox with #ListyLove. I did make time to buy this cute coffee cup stamp & ink as well as these beautiful washi tape rolls to decorate my replies. Tagged book is one mentioned in one of my letters. #frs
Shortlist for Arthur C. Clarke 2019 awards link: https://www.tor.com/2019/05/09/announcing-the-2019-arthur-c-clarke-award-shortli...
#BookMail Pt6 I‘m obsessed with these special editions of SciFi classics. All come with a foreword by Neil Gaiman & look spectacular. My only tiny gripe is the way the writing on the spine is back to front. I now have Neuromancer, Dune, 2001 & on order is Stranger In A Strange Land & The Left Hand Of Darkness. The only one to get now is The Once And Future King. Does anybody else feel compelled to get all the books in a special edition series?
Naturally a Clarke written book adaptation of seminal film is gonna be pretty good. Unfortunately, because ideas from the book/movie have been stolen so many times, it‘s getting difficult to be blown away by the original work. Maybe because I‘ve seen the film or because I‘ve seen countless films inspired by 2001, I wasn‘t completely amazed by the book. That‘s quite a shame because this story is still the strongest.
Gym time this morning so it‘s time for a few lazy hours with the stinkers. Book should be finished soon. I‘ll start another before my swanky dinner tonight. We‘re going to a local Italian restaurant to eat a meal created my former contestants of Hell‘s Kitchen. It‘s my first fancy meal! #dogsoflitsy #helpiamtrapped #scifi
1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2. I love the feel and look and hardcover, but paperbacks are cheaper, but either way I prefer a physical copy, nothing against e-readers though. 😅
3. The Great Gatsby 😪😪 just couldn't do it.
✨“Those who had begun that experiment so long ago had not been men or even remotely close to human, but they were flesh and blood and when they looked out across the deeps of space, they had felt awe and wonder and loneliness.” ✨
Photo from babaktafreshi on Instagram!!!
I. ADORE. THIS. BOOK.
I didn‘t expect to like it as much as I did. Came in with low expectations since I had already seen the movie and enjoyed it...fell asleep to it...thought it was weird...as ya do.
However, I literally just finished it and I already want to read it again. I may have a new favorite book.
The book and the film were done concurrently; Clarke would watch some of the dailies each day and go back and tweak the book, which was only two-thirds done when shooting started.
#AnglophilesAnonymous # Anglophilesoflitsy
“What are you doing, Dave?” This lived up to all of the hype! I loved it! Not sure what took me so long to get to it!
I made it! A Litsy Odyssey!
This book is a TRIP! Wrap your mind around the fact that he wrote this BEFORE we even landed on the moon! This is brilliant sci-fi! I'm going to admit that my eyes glazed over in a few places ("Put more science stuff around and increase the Flash Gordon noise!" -MST3K...?) but this book deserves its spot on the 1,001 list. Plus, I really appreciated the Barsoom reference! 118/1,001 #1001Books
1. The Penguin Galaxy Books look fantastic
2. They smell really nice
3. The review: first time reading this, I never watched the movie. I knew about HAL, but not much else. I like how the story is told, the monolith discovery etc. The ending surprised me a bit, I somehow thought the AI would take up a larger role.
@BookBabe & I are about to watch a movie, something we rarely get to do since she's busy painting, taking opera lessons, and reading, and me working double- and triple-shifts at the library and working on other projects. "2001", baby! Clarke's magnificence on the screen. Brought it home from the library ?. #LitsyLovesLibraries
Think I preferred this to the film. Aside from a few pages where the description of planets got a bit longwinded I really enjoyed this. Clarke wrote intelligent science fiction but his style also captures your imagination and gets you to look at the stars with a renewed sense of wonder. A short novel that tells an epic tale.
Didn't want to interrupt my Dr Whosday postings with this, but I hit a new Litfluence milestone yesterday. 😀
I just missed 2001...But wow! Can't believe I passed the 2000 mark! I'm just having so much fun with this awesome community!