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Rendezvous with Rama - Community Reviews back

by Arthur C. Clarke
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 8 months ago
Ah, yes. Rama. I actually read this with a torch under the blankets in an intense all-nighter back in the day. What I like about this book in retrospect is its complete lack of compromise as a work of SF. Characters? Who the frack needs 'em. Themes? Bah, pointless! All SF needs to be is an unbroken,...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 1 year ago
I read this book a long time ago and remembered it fondly so I decided to re-read it. I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, this time around. I haven't read the following 2 books, but I can't wait.
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I just love a story about the archetypical exploration journey. Dante, [book:House of Leaves|24800], [book:The Night Land|970602]- even exploring dungeons in an RPG. The ending hints there might be a sequel - I must investigate further. Clark is good at leaving the reader with a sense of mystery, ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 4 years ago
Has this ever happened to you?I read a book called Sphere by Michael Crichton several years ago, which although marred with silliness had some spooky atmospherics to gird its overall impact. Now having read Rendezous with Rama, I find out that Crichton stole all of my favorite elements of that novel...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
An enormous alien structure enters our solar system and a team is dispatched to explore it before it drifts away and is lost forever. What will humanity discover after its Rendezvous with Rama?Years ago, I decided I needed to read more hard science fiction. Then I read Ringworld and was so uninteres...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 5 years ago
The book ended abruptly. I looked at my wife and said 'is that it", then I realized there is a second book, but not available on audible yet (Dec 2013). I wish I had waited for the second part, because I would have immediately continued listening.I realize why Arthur C. Clarke is such a good writer....
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it 5 years ago
A mysterious object is coming towards the Solar system. First the scientist thought It’s an asteroid from the Asteroid Belt or comet. The spacecraft Endeavour is sent to randevour with the object. In much closer distance it became obvious that the object is not natural it has a cylindrical shape of...
Autumn Adventures
Autumn Adventures rated it 5 years ago
My review of the audiobook I listened to this past week.
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it 5 years ago
I found Clarke's journalistic writing style engaging. This, coupled with short, tight, chapters, made for a novel that moved along at a fast clip. Although, I found the premise intriguing, overall it seemed like a bit of a tease. Especially the last line of the novel. It seemed to indicate that ther...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 6 years ago
Well, this just isn't happening. Not right now, at least. I just can't concentrate on the audiobook. The narrator has a really flat delivery, which is just dragging it down for me. Maybe I'll try this again, on paper.
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