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Stranger in a Strange Land

Postby Fox » 21 Mar 2013, 00:11

There is much here to grok in fullness. Waiting is.

Apart from obvious sexist attitudes, Heinlein is an astute observer of human nature, and this fable of The Man from Mars who comes to Earth is cleverly constructed (His Maculate Conception, His Eccentric Education, His Scandalous Career, etc.) and chock full of deep thoughts about religion, spirituality, the afterlife and miracles. Highly recommended.

Drink deep, my brothers.
yr pal, Fox

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Re: Stranger in a Strange Land

Postby Sciethe » 21 Mar 2013, 16:22

Share water my brother.
For in his morning orisons he loves the sun and the sun loves him. For he is of the tribe of Tiger. Christopher Smart

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Re: Stranger in a Strange Land

Postby Kris Hughes » 23 Mar 2013, 07:13

I loved this book. Have read it several times. I'm quite the feminist, but I don't think the sexism really runs that deep - my recollection is that it's very much on the surface, a reflection of the times in which it was written. Perhaps a reflection on what was expected from fiction writers in the time, too.

Beautiful, unsettling book.
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