March 15th, 2012

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Book #14: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke



Genre: Sci-fi
Number of pages: 252

I’ve read this story and seen the film before, but I love the way that it is told so I read it again. I love the way that it opens up in prehistoric times and then flashes forward several thousand years to the space age.

Of course, given the date, this book is now set in the past, and we all know none of this stuff could have actually happened, but that does not stop it from being compelling.

There will be some spoilers, so the rest is behind a cut:

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I intend to re-read all three sequels too.

Next book: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Dead Dog Cat

#50 and more

Over the last several days, I finished reading two more books.

First was a Harry Turtledove novel in is Crosstime Traffic series, called In High Places. A young woman working in a CT trading post is captured by slavers, and sold to another group who take her crosstime to another culture, and use her as slave labor. How she copes is the point of the novel. It's not a bad read, but others that I've read of this particular series were better.

The other book was Osprey Men-at-Arms #42: The King's German Legion, about the history of a unit of Germans who hale from an area where the British King has some political clout. They fought in the Napoleonic Wars and disbanded well after Germany became a nation. This was an older version of Osprey, and the quality of the plates wasn't as good as the series later became.