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Friday, January 8, 2021

When you can't really compare book to movie....


2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Narrated by: Dick Hill
Released: April 9th, 2008
Unabridged Audiobook: 6hrs and 42Mins
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Started: Sept. 23rd, 2020
Ended: Jan 7th, 2021
Rated B+/4 Stars

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. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Currently Reading.....


Thirteen-year-old Sik wants a simple life going to school and helping at his parents' deli in the evenings. But all that is blown to smithereens when Nergal comes looking for him, thinking that Sik holds the secret to eternal life. Turns out Sik is immortal but doesn't know it, and that's about to get him and the entire city into deep, deep trouble.

Sik's not in this alone. He's got Belet, the adopted daughter of Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, on his side, and a former hero named Gilgamesh, who has taken up gardening in Central Park. Now all they have to do is retrieve the Flower of Immortality to save Manhattan from being wiped out by disease. To succeed, they'll have to conquer sly demons, treacherous gods, and their own darkest nightmares.

Releases: Jan 12th, 2021

Coy Mason is a jerk.

If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Well, that and the fact she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.

Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy next door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.

He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a “Do you wanna?” grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart, and she knows it.

Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.

So why is she still standing there?

Releasing: Jan 5th, 2021

From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

This allegory about humanity’s exploration of the universe—and the universe’s reaction to humanity—is a hallmark achievement in storytelling that follows the crew of the spacecraft Discovery as they embark on a mission to Saturn. Their vessel is controlled by HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent supercomputer capable of the highest level of cognitive functioning that rivals—and perhaps threatens—the human mind.

Grappling with space exploration, the perils of technology, and the limits of human power, 2001: A Space Odyssey continues to be an enduring classic of cinematic scope.

Book 9 of 100 Scifi books to read. (My Own List lol)

Sunday, January 3, 2021