Thursday, April 8, 2010

You are just going to have to read it and find out

I am changing things up here on 'Just the Cheese' by doing something never attempted on a blog before (actually I have no idea if this is true but it sounds pretty good as an opening statement). I am going to review.... now what is it called? It's a story composed of different parts in the shape of a paper brick, there are individual sections with words and numbers on it.'s coming to me....oh yes, a book! I am going to review a book, hey you might learn something or you will just be amused, either way works for me.

I was forced to read 2001: A Space Odyssey at gun point by a crazy masked man wielding a super soaker or it may have been assigned to me by my comp & lit 2 professor. In any case I did not read it voluntarily. However it was probably one of my favorite books that I had to read for school related purposes. I was a little apprehensive because I tried watching the movie a few years ago and could not get past the first 15 minutes. Everybody in class said the movie was crazy and not very good, even the teacher but IMDb reviewers give it an 8.4. Maybe I need to give the movie a second chance now that I know what the story is suppose to be. Stanley Kubrick (the director) is pretty eccentric, I did watch A Clockwork Orange all the way through. Crazy stuff!!

Since the movie was kind of crazy or at least what I saw, I figured the book was going to be tough to follow like Wile Coyote trying to catch Road Runner (I don't know if that analogy works but I'm keeping it there). The novel was an easy read for 300 pages. Do you know why? Because Hooked on Phonics worked for me! Do they still have Hooked on Phonics?

The author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke (yeah he was knighted, take that Prince William) wrote this excellent piece of literature back in the 60's and boy was he way ahead of his time. This book is so futuristic and advanced in technologies. He wasn't that far off with what advancements we would have today, he talks about a vision phone (we had that but it failed back in the late 90's), newspad (which is described like a laptop but to only view newspapers) and a lot of other cool shiznit. However other stuff we don't have yet, like having colonies on the moon, we haven't perfected that yet......or have we?

I loved this book, I stayed up all night reading it because I had to find out what happened next, like any good book. I highly recommend this novel for those of you that do know how to read, unfortunately there are no pictures or pop-ups. The only bad thing about reading this book, is now I have to write an essay, boooooo.

Rate this review. Should I continue in the future with more books reviews? Yay or nay?


Jerry said...

Hey good job on the first book review. I haven't seen the movie or read the book. But sounds interesting. I might get the audio book. I buy books and they end up coffee table levelers. I never finish them even if I have all the intention in the world of finishing it. I never do. I just am a slow reader.

Kristy said...

I never could get into the book so I wrote the book off too. Maybe someday I'll dive into it... but with no pop ups it's doubtful... Phooey. ;)


Keep 'em coming.... Hmmmm.... He saw the IPad coming huh?