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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.
Bought this book for my father. He was thrilled! Came right on time.Published 1 day ago by Daniella
Minus one star for chauvinistic voice of 1960. I did not realize how much we've progressed since that year until reading Heinlein, but the book is excellent.Published 1 day ago by Charlene Gray
First published in 1961, the central premiss of Stranger in a Strange Land - a human raised as a Martian, then being brought back to Earth as a young adult - provides the framework... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Alf Fry
Great deal on a great book. Condition described as "good" but it was in like new condition.Published 4 days ago by Jeffrey L. Mooney
Jubal Horshaw is my kind of lawyer. Loves to tweak the establishment and get away with it. Probably Heinlein's most famous work (at least for my generation) and terrific insight... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rossiferous
Heinlein puts together a nice Science Fiction novel. Nevertheless, the reader needs to realize that a lot of poetic license is being taken. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Charles E Lamb