I'm about 2/3 of the way through Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey. I love it so far. I can't wait to see how the final act is executed. I've heard it's a bit more... comprehensible than the film. Has anyone else read it? Which did you prefer, the novel or the film? Personally, I never read much for pleasure until I got to college, so this is really the first sci-fi novel I've read (besides 1984 and Slaughter-house Five, which I read for classes in high school). This book makes me eager to read other sci-fi classics.