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Inside this Book – As a story, Stranger in a Strange Land is enjoyable and original. Yet, as a story, it’s also bogged down with sermons, with Heinlein’s opinions, and a very out-of-date mentality. It reads very 60s and 70s, though it was written before then. Not as far-sighted as it would like to be! It’s especially noticeable in the relations between men and women, which have that faintly liberated tinge that’s all really lip service, and a great deal of sexist language. Which is ironic, really, considering Mike’s free love cult. There’s also an affectionate insult for a Muslim character who’s nicknamed “Stinky” that I couldn’t help but be offended by. It does make it hard to read, though, when you come across lines like this, as spoken by Jill very matter-of-factly: “Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it’s partly her fault.” (p304) While today the statistics are more like “nine of ten times, a woman’s rapist is someone she knows”, the idea that it’s “partly her fault” is still considered true by way too many people. To hear this come out of Jill’s mouth makes it especially awful.
Inside this book –Stranger in a Strange Land PDF Book by Robert A. Heinlein – Apparently a classic of the sci-fi cannon, I’d never heard of this book until it came up on a book club here. It took me a long time to read only because of lack of time, and a rather annoying trait the author has that I’ll go into later. This is one of those books that tells us more about the period it was written in than anything else, so it’s important to note that it was first published in 1961 and later again in 1968 – when moon fever was running high and people seemed to have high expectations for human achievement.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein PDF : eBook Information
- Full Book Name – Stranger in a Strange Land
- Author of this Book – Robert A. Heinlein
- Language – English
- Book Genre – Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction Fantasy
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- Size – 1.37 MB
- eBook Pages –597
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