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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.
It is easy to see why they had wanted to ban this book with its themes of sexuality, religion, society and morals.
There were too many dull periods when one of the characters would sermonize on philosophical points.
The first half was great. Then it took a 90 degree turn at the religion portion of the story, and it felt like bad existentialist pop psych. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Fenrix
Robert Heinlein has turned an interesting sci-fi plot into a rambling philosophical storyline. This book is way too long because of all of his philosophical discussions. Read morePublished 2 days ago by aeroman
Do you like science fiction and being preached to about a swinging lifestyle? If so, this book is for you. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Janis Butkevisc
i had read this back in the day and still repeat the concept GROK from it. The institutionalization of highly respected roles for truth tellers in that alternative universe moved... Read morePublished 3 days ago by E J Pearcy
The book was shipped right away and came in excellent condition. Great story so far, I can't put it down. If you like Ray Bradbury at all, you'll love this.Published 9 days ago by Kei
There were bits and pieces of the book that I found interesting or amusing, but mostly I found it pretentious and shallow. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Katherine A. Shelton
Reading the two versions of this book gives one a clear look at the value of careful editing. This "original uncut version" goes on and on and on, pontificating in a way... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Douglas King