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The impact of Stranger in a Strange Land was considerable, leading many children of the 60's to set up households based on Michael's water-brother nests. Heinlein loved to pontificate through the mouths of his characters, so modern readers must be willing to overlook the occasional sour note ("Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it's partly her fault."). That aside, Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the master's best entertainments, provocative as he always loved to be. Can you grok it? --Brooks Peck
Like many great novels, the books makes you think while reading the novel and after reading it.
Have not found the book to be interesting enough to hold my attention and I don't like when author uses characters to express their feelings or beliefs.
It is easy to see why they had wanted to ban this book with its themes of sexuality, religion, society and morals.
An SF classic. the first hundred pages as are good as anything Heinlein ever wrote; the book wanders about in the middle and ends abruptly, without ever being boring, as he... Read morePublished 1 day ago by E. J. Oconnell
This is the first sci fi book I have ever really gotten into. I am not unhappy with the ending. I am, however, slightly confused by the way the conversation often switched from... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ashley Oltman
OK...I have not read the uncut version. I read the original when it was released...I was in high school at the time. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Wiscman
That is the magick of a master story teller. A book that influenced many of at least one generation asks the still challenging questions.Published 5 days ago by Judith Amba Johnson
This was the first book by Heinlein I ever read... it was NOT the last. That was some thirty- five or so years ago...and in rereading it I realize just how much I loved his work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Lori
Stranger in a Strange Land opens with a recount of how Valentine Michael Smith, the Man from Mars, got to Earth. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Matthew Wolf
while I like sf this became too embroiled in politics--perhaps a reflection of 2015 rather than book time.Published 16 days ago by Janice Jett