By Amy Hale
It was very interesting to see how different two different styles are seen in this story. As one prepared the novel and the other prepared the movie. I want to say more, but at the same time, if you have read/seen one and not the other, I feel like anything I say would be a spoil to either.
As I enjoyed both movie and book at the time, I wouldn't actually put them on a must watch/read list. Though I would recommend at least reading the book if you felt you couldn't get over Kubricks visions, and I would recommend watching the movie, for the art of it all. Comparing the book and the movie would be like comparing a meal to the recipe. Just not really fair to the one who is eating the meal itself.
This is a journey the reader would have to go on themselves. I haven't got a feel for Clarke's writing style as of yet. It could be how the book was created at the time. This is a very interesting story on its own. I am looking forward to reading the other 3 titles of his that made it on my 100 sci-fi books to read.