Book Review of
2010: Odyssey Two
Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft—to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong…and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman—the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith—streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .
I was disappointed in 2010: Odyssey two. I guess that came from me loving 2001: A Space Odyssey so much. I just felt that there were lots of elements from the orginal book that it departed from. It also made the ending of the last book slightly confusing. I think that it just could have been better.
It was also slow at the beginning, which threw me off as the first book wasn’t that slow to me. I think that overall if you like sci-fi or find what people thought was going to happen in our generation this is a good book to pick up, but I do prefer 2001.