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3001 by Arthur C. Clarke
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Mar 02, 11

Read from February 24 to March 01, 2011

** spoiler alert ** After reading 2001, I was really excited at the prospects the Clarke was exploring. I was disappointed in 2064, but I thought that is was set up for a thrilling conclusion...I guess I set my expectations too high. Clarke is the master of describing thrilling and possible worlds. This is a great wonder to read, but it terms of plot, it seems that the climax happens on accident 75% through the book. It's not that it is surprising, it is that it has little to do with what came before. And nothing is really resolved. The intentions of the monolith seem to take a 90 degree right turn once again, out of nowhere. I get no sense that this book 2064 and 2001 have anything to do together. Clarke is still great.

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