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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.
Why is it every time I read a "classic" book, I end up regretting it. Yeah, it's got a lot of material, a lot of questions and issues to analyze, but in the end, the trip... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Eric J. Juneau
One of my all time favorite books. I first tread it back in the seventies and by now have read it at least six times. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Donald Ribelin
One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. I have been reading Heinlein since I was a boy.Published 3 days ago by Ben Stroman
Heinlien's classic about a human child raised by aliens. Never mind that modern space exploration has rendered the Martians as nonviable aliens, the story is great.Published 3 days ago by Allen D. Patterson
I read this decades ago and didn't remember much about it, except that it was a phenomenal story. I read it again this past month and was stunned at the philosophy and psychology... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Farmerjanis
From a technical standpoint this book is awful. There is far too much sitting around talking about how stubborn and silly human beings are and not enough plot. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Paul Naksi
This bool changed my life as very few books ever have. I can forgive its flaws because its triumphs are far greater. One of my favorite novels of any genera.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
The cover says "The greatest science fiction novel ever written." That may be a little over the top.Published 24 days ago by Dirk Walvoord