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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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
The first parts of the book keep you interested as your hero overcomes evil simply as a matter of course, totally dispassionate of any emotion. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bob
I originally read this gem over 40 years ago. I purchased a Kindle copy to re-read (for the fourth time) and keep with me. It is a thought provoking story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by dgarmbust
The best blend of thought and fiction I have ever read. Just as good as it was 45 years ago.Published 3 days ago by Terry Mccarty
Heinlein’s "Stranger In a Strange Land" explicitly considers the making of a messiah. For those who have not encountered this novel in either the original release or the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by DrPat
This ebook edition of Stranger In A Strange Land is 452 pages long.
The actual uncut edition is 525 pages long.
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Out dated. Was so much better when I first read it in college.Published 15 days ago by Stephen F. Whitmore