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Childhood's End
Childhood's End
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN: 140851
Publication Date: 1953
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & World
Book Type: Hardcover
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I came upon this book quite by accident. I bought a home (model home, partially furnished) and the book came with it as part of the decor. A few months after I moved in I was wanting something to read and reached for this book. It's a very short book just a little over 200 pages but it was wonderful. I devoured it! It's "Old Time" science fiction drew me in and I couldnt put it down until I finished it. I highly recommend it!
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I first read this book decades ago, and recalled a particularly haunting, even ethereal image - which recently inspired me to search for a hardback copy. It's an old-fashioned rather formulaic sci-fi yarn, which probably wouldn't impress younger readers with modern tastes. My memory was accurate - by far the most memorable element of the book is one passage, rather near the end; therefore my measly three and a half compromise stars. But I'll be keeping the book awhile longer - I'll want to read it again in a year or two. If you've never read it, and still enjoy the old pioneers of sci-fi, give it a try. It's a quick read!