** spoiler alert ** Well, after careful consideration, I have to say… the book is infinitely better than the movie. The ending of the movie is a bit confusing, but only because it is difficult to understand someone’s interior thinking without some type of narration. Books, on the other hand, well, they don’t have that problem, do they? It’s easier to understand that Bowman becomes “one with the Universe”. He returns to Earth, but not even he is sure why. I’m waiting for the next book from my library. Will it explain more? I don’t know, but Arthur C. Clarke has certainly dragged me into his unique view of the Universe.