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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.
Amazing book, read it after I bought it and I still think about what I've learned from it. It really makes you think and causes shock to your usual ways of seeing things, so it... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Dan The Man
"Stranger in a Strange Land" is among those masterpieces that should be required reading for a literate audience. Read morePublished 2 days ago by GPS
A very interesting Science Fiction book that is well worth buying and reading.Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
I love good science fiction and looked forward to reading this "classic", unfortunately I found it dull, tedious and somewhat dated. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Meiguoren
I've read this book 4 times but I had to have it on my kindle so I can read it whenever I want without having too drag my book along.Published 4 days ago by Peggy Moulton
A favorite read from college days. However, this is a paperback, the addition of a barcode sticker does not qualify it to be represented as a library addition and it is falling... Read morePublished 10 days ago by James B. Morris
My first reading was back in the early 60's, my second reading was sometime in the 90's and I am just completing my third reading. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Thomas J. Fitzgerald
This was one of the first books I ever read that caused me to sit down and think. Since this was in middle school I decided to revisit the book and it was just as good now as it... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Padit