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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.
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.
Herein you have the "Gold Standard" of Sci-Fi, the mark that all others strive to achieve in their lifetimes. Read morePublished 1 day ago by railfan
Just playing with my new iPad at this stage - when I read it in the 1970s, I loved itPublished 4 days ago by samer
Read this years ago and was wondering how I would react to it this time. If anything, being more experienced with the world, the book holds its own. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Anthony Vancampen
Should be read by anyone with the slightest curiosity about religion, philosophy or just why are we here. Read morePublished 6 days ago by SpacemanSpiff
One of the Greatest Science Fiction Books of All Time! Loved this story. Well Deserving of the Hugo Award. Would Highly Recommend.Published 8 days ago by Brian P McDonnell
a strange but impressive book filled with fascinating characters and a story line that has stood the test of time. Read morePublished 10 days ago by JOHN
There is a lot of discussion here about cut or uncut version. I'm reviewing the cut version. I would like to read the other to see the difference. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mjollnir the Hammer
I found the book highly enjoyable to read, a bit heavy on the philosophy. I enjoyed many of the concepts presented in the book and I understand why it is rated as one of the best... Read morePublished 16 days ago by lesego_balance