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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.
The book was shipped right away and came in excellent condition. Great story so far, I can't put it down. If you like Ray Bradbury at all, you'll love this.Published 5 days ago by Kei
There were bits and pieces of the book that I found interesting or amusing, but mostly I found it pretentious and shallow. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Katherine A. Shelton
Reading the two versions of this book gives one a clear look at the value of careful editing. This "original uncut version" goes on and on and on, pontificating in a way... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Douglas King
The book came on time in good condition. The book was missing it's dust cover but other than that it was splendidPublished 12 days ago by Bookworm5000
I read this many years ago in the 1960s and adored it, now, unfortunately, I couldn't get through it it was so bad!Published 12 days ago by Nancy
R.A.Heinlein , after 50 years is classic and beyond criticism.He belongs to the pantheon of sci fi authorsPublished 14 days ago by Costopoulos