Book Reviews of Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-13: 9780425071427
ISBN-10: 0425071421
Publication Date: 1/15/1984
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is Heinlein's masterpiece . . .a cult favorite . . the story of Valentine MIchael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And love.
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

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Michael
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

DoctorSlime.paperbackswap.com
Michael
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

DoctorSlime.paperbackswap.com
Michael
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A classic, and one where I don't find Heinlein quite as off-putting as most of his works.
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This book fit in perfectly with the era in which it was released; pushing the envelope of the free love movement of the 60's. Although I'm glad I read it so I could come to my own conclusion, sadly I don't feel it stands the test of time and certainly does not deserve to be called the best science fiction book ever written.
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Classic old-school sci-fi. I'm not usually a science fiction reader but this drew me in, even if it's kind of sexist and homophobic. It opens the mind, even if that's in a very 70's kind of way.
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

DoctorSlime.paperbackswap.com
Michael
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I read this book roughly three years ago, I still think about it nearly every day. It was my first time with SciFi, having spent more time in the Fantasy side of the Genre. I couldn't have a chosen a better book. You really grow to care about the characters. the Plot line is strong and concise. I had a bit of trouble, with certain aspects (the "grass" in the living room) but that came with starting a new genre. I cannot recommend it enough.in actuality I do recommend it often and loudly to my friends.
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

DoctorSlime.paperbackswap.com
Michael
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 95 more book reviews
The classic!
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land on + 241 more book reviews
If you are going to read 100 Sci-fi Books in your life.

This book needs to be in the top ten, of that stack of 100 books.
Reading may not change your life, but it may change your perspective
on life if you read it while your young enough to be influenced by
Literature.

Its a classical Sci-fi Tale, and it puts a lot out there for you to consider,
maybe it was more timely to read it back in the 70's and 80's Like I did, but
I do think it holds significant weight and should be required reading for those
looking to expand their perspectives on Literature and Life.

Great Book, Great Sci-fi.
Can you Grok it baby?

DoctorSlime.paperbackswap.com
Michael
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For me, this book defined a lot of what my generation was about, no, INTO, in the early 70s: the openness and warmth of communal relationships, the importance of Love, patience as a virtue... the Martian saying "Waiting is Fullness" and the creation of the word, now in the dictionary, "Grok." Which to me means to absorb something totally to the point that you are part of it, to share spirituality in a group form, not just by yourself - this was so much a part of my college experience, theatre classes were all about that, as were many other empathetic psychoanalytical styles of the time. If you have read The Red Planet by Heinlein, written more for teens, he is already beginning to examine these concepts of intuitive kindness & a sort of Buddhistic understanding of nature (Martians) vs the Greed & Colonialism of Humans. Powerful bok; in the day it changed many lives, inluding mine.