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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.
There was nothing in this book to draw you in: the characters are one-dimensional, the plot is laborious, and the dialogue is dated, preachy and long-winded.
This book raises some very interesting points on human thought and interaction as well as religion.
The cover says "The greatest science fiction novel ever written." That may be a little over the top.Published 1 day ago by Dirk Walvoord
This is the original version, before he cut it. It appears to be half again as thick as I remember it. I'm reading it now. I'll add to this later. Marvelous story.Published 3 days ago by David
"Stranger in a Strange Land" is one of Heinlein's masterpieces. In the 1960s, my college years, university students across America were reading it, and in some cases,... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Charlie Aukerman
The book is amazing, however, the used copy I ordered reeks of cigarette smoke that didn't allow me to sit and read for as long as I would have liked.Published 7 days ago by Justin
A truly slap in the face of humanity! It get's some time to start Groking ( ;-) )this book, but it is a masterpiece! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Zarnick
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. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Robert Evans
I gave the book a 3 because the first part of the book was so good. After that however, the author basically pours his ideals all over.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Some parts held up well, some not. Overly simplistic look at religion, but interesting view of the dangers of fundamentalism and orthodoxy that rings true today.Published 10 days ago by Margery Rapport
This book is excellent classic science fiction. It is old, but is beginning to affect our language. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lela Joscelyn