The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

305 pages first pub 1979 (editions) user-added

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Description

Vannevar Morgan is the most brilliant engineer in the world of 2142 A.D. His last project had been the mighty structure that spanned two continents, the Gibralter Bridge. Now he dreams of something incomparably more ambitious: a giant elevator sys...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,004 reviews

Moods

adventurous 81%
inspiring 37%
informative 34%
hopeful 25%
reflective 25%
tense 18%
challenging 12%
mysterious 12%
relaxing 9%
emotional 6%
sad 6%
dark 3%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 22%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 76% | A mix: 17% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 84% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 62% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.77

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