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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.
For a book written well over 50 years ago I was surprised by how much fun this read is. I'm glad I purchased the uncut version as I would not want to miss any of it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by T. Mcsweeney
Ever since reading this book in high school, I've wanted to re-read it, to see if it was as transformational as I remembered. And yes, it was. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Prof Lesa
Overall a good story. But instead of simply focusing on the story there's a lot of back-and-forth conversation among the characters that for me is annoying. Read morePublished 10 days ago by PhillipAB
I read the edited version as a child and even then I knew it had been chopped to pieces; the original version makes so much more sense.Published 10 days ago by Sarah E. Barden
A really entertaining and enlightening book. Strongly recommended.Published 11 days ago by Matthew Stromberg
Most definitely not the uncut version. In addition, while Heinlein was a genius to me 50 years ago, he has aged as poorly as I have. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Anthony Aveni
I read this book for the first time when I was very young, and it blew me away. Now, reading it again as a mature adult, I'm not quite as impressed with the philosophy of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Denise Bassett
I read Stranger in a Strange Land many years ago. I love this book, and decided to purchase it in audio book format so I can read while I craft. Read morePublished 12 days ago by C. Posley
Truly a masterpiece. Probably the best book of Heinlein.
I can just see how it can become a high budget TV series that everyone will watch and discuss.