I read Rama after my boyfriend put it on my shelf. Clarke also wrote 2001, which I read a little while ago. I really enjoyed 2001 and Clarke’s writing style of very realistic science fiction. On that note, I LOVED Rama! It was so interesting! I’d have to say that I enjoyed it more than 2001 actually. There is something just so mind blowing about something barreling through space, something that is suspected to the “man-made”, though in case, “alien made” might be a more proper term.
Even if you aren’t into the idea of science fiction, I still think you should try giving this book a read. It’s relatively short and don’t worry, there aren’t crazy aliens or anything like that…this isn’t like some late night SyFy alien horror movie or anything like that.
I grabbed this book at Target one day just because I enjoyed the typography on the cover. I was reading it and completely forgot about what it said on the back cover, so here I was thinking something else and then BAM! I almost wish they wouldn’t have spoiled it on the back cover, because I think one of the great things about this book is the way it’s written from the girl’s perspective.
Overall it’s a pretty weird story. It talks about the animal testing industry, with medications/makeup/etc. So if things like that drive you to tears, this probably isn’t the book for you to start reading. It’s very much a story told by a girl about her very dysfunctional family and what the outcome has been for her while she tries to fit in at college. It was interesting to read, though not my favorite read this summer by far. It went by pretty fast and the characters were rather interesting…especially the brother.
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