book: Stranger in a Strange Land

Robert A. Heinlein. Stranger in a Strange Land. Avon, 1967 (originally published 1961). 414 pages.

For the first couple hundred pages, it’s a very exciting science fiction story about a man raised by Martians coming to Earth. But about halfway through, the tension is abandoned and replaced with blather about how the secret to all happiness is to live in hippie communes and have sex with everyone you know. In addition to that dull, silly nonsense, the book is also sexist and (briefly but bitingly) anti-gay.

3/10 (Bad).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: