I am almost finished Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End and it seems pretty stupid, so I am a bit disappointed. Maybe something exciting will happen in the last fifteen pages, but so far the revealed explanations for things are way too supernatural for me to go “oh, wow!” and the ideas presented seem cliche nowadays. Somebody had told me that this book was one of Arthur C. Clarke’s greatest stories, but I sure hope not.
After this book, I’ll have to go back to some Orson Scott Card for a while… I still have four or five books left to read in the Ender’s series. Or perhaps I’ll go to a mystery novel, the classic tale of The Moonstone. Yeah, I’ll probably do that and take a break from scifi for a few weeks. And then I can turn The Moonstone into a musical… actually I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already done that.