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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.
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.
Superbly written, especially from Mike's (the Martian) point of view. A classic, but a long one.Published 55 minutes ago by Nikolas Joseph Weiss
I have read this SciFi novel many times. It is my absolute favorite. Always leaves me in awe. If you have not read it yet, do so.And remember, all that groks is god.Published 6 hours ago by Thomas Malmevik
One of The Master's masterpieces.
Some view this as the capstone of Heinlein's art.
Me among them.
Though it started out ok. Near the middle and the end it was simply awful. The characters were "smug" and the conversations were dull. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Christian Berger
Wished I read this book earlier in my life. I feel like it's effect would have been greater.
I especially enjoyed the first part.
Typically i spend around an hour thinking about the next book i am going to read before i buy it. This book fell into that category and what made up my mind was that i had heard... Read morePublished 4 days ago by slick
Worth it for the word "grok" alone. But there's oh so much more to be delighted about in this novel, arguably Heinlein's best.Published 6 days ago by Lester Smith
The masterpiece of masterpieces. It's a bit of a shame that folks under 30, because they are not hearing from their friends that this book can change people forever, might be... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Laurence Galian