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The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
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This was the 1st Clarke novel I'd read after a long hiatus of decades. It's got the usual dominant-male-pursues-impossible-dream type plot. I actually like that sort of thing sometimes - esp if the "impossible dream" is compelling. In this case, it's a giant 'elevator' from a sacred mountain to off-planet. This, of course, brings in philisophical-religious conflict of cultures - w/ ye olde white guy as the aggressor that I suppose most of us are expected to root for. Another in-one-side-of-the-brain-&-out-the-other type of reading experience. In other words, it didn't make much of an impression on me.
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January 1, 2005 – Finished Reading
April 8, 2008 – Shelved
April 8, 2008 – Shelved as: sf

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