[Epub] ❧ Stranger in a Strange Land Author Robert A. Heinlein – Prestigelakesidehabitat.info

Stranger in a Strange Land This is a book that it seems like I should like It deals with issues of religion, including a strong critique of religion as we know it, presents socially progressive ideas about sex and relationships, and relies upon a fundamentally humanist, individualist philosophy In the end, however, I can t get past a few things to really like this book 1 The word grok I understand the meaning and significance of the word within the book and I understand why Heinlein chose to create a new word to ca This is a book that it seems like I should like It deals with issues of religion, including a strong critique of religion as we know it, Well, I don t quite know what the hell that was I d gotten it into my head at some point that you weren t anything until you got reading this out of the way, but it was probably one of the most odious reading experiences I ve had in my adult life especially for a book I volunteered to read One bonus star for the last five pages or so being not quite as totally awful as the rest of it, and that s about it And I feel dumb writing a bunch of obvious shit for the five people in the world besid Well, I don t quite know what the hell that was I d gotten it into my head at some point that you weren t anything until you got reading this out of the way, but it was probably one of the most odious reading experiences I ve had in my adult life especially for a book I volunteered to read One bonus star for the last five pages or so being not quite as totally awful as the rest of it, and that s about it And I feel dumb writing a bunch of obvious shit for the five people in the world besides me who haven t read this yet But for those five people, I can tell you what I ve learned 1 If you have a choice between reading the version of a book that got everyone excited about it, or the unabridged version published decades later because it was the author s preferred version, LORD One must read Heinlein s signature work to understand what all the fuss is about, from both sides For the RAH fans and Sci Fi crowd, this is an excellent book, a masterpiece of the genre For the opponents, and I understand there are many, he systematically makes a lot of folks mad, from conservatives and theologians, to feminists, and even pro government liberals He was way ahead of his time, and yet also rooted in a pre war mindset that was probably infuriating Note Original pub date is 1961 Fuck you, Heinlein That s like 3 or 4 hours of my life I m NEVER GETTING BACK This isn t a book, it s a pompous recitation of every one of your pet peeves and pet theories, delivered through the mouths of your utterly two dimensional characters during the course of a nonexistent plot You can throw all the orgies and kinky sex you want in there, but it doesn t make your book edgy or profound, and it sure doesn t make you a good writer Alth Nowadays, most people seem to either love or hate Heinlein Many read his children s books like Podkayne from Mars, Red Planet and The Rolling Stones, enjoyed the adventure and moved on to his adult stuff just to getThe politics, sexism and lack of depth went over their young heads To them, his books were just great adventure And yes, for the era in which they were written, they were great adventure and less sexist than most SF at the time My intro to the man was a little different I Nowadays, most people seem to either love or hate Heinlein Many read his children s books like Podkayne from Mars, Red Planet and The Rolling Stones, enjoyed the adventure and moved on to his adult stuff just to getThe politics, sexism and lack of depth went over their young heads To them, his books were just great adventure And yes, for the era in which they were written, they were great adventure and less sexist than most SF at the time My intro to the man was a little different I was dallying at the library because I wanted just onebook I was 12 I think My mom was trying to get me to leave so she glanced at the paperback rack where I was standing, grabbed Stranger in a Strange Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it s at least partly her own fault The most quoted sentence from this book.He s right it is A woman should shroud herself in black, even wear a veil over her eyes and for extra protection she should wear a big size of Doc Martin boots so it could be a man under the shroud Michael Jackson used to do that and always be accompanied when she goes out Which should be rarely Very rarely When she is in the house most of the time she should have thNine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it s at least partly her own fault The most quoted sentence from this book.He s right it is A woman s Democracy s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents a depressingly low level Now, why does that resonate so hard Great line even though it is not representative of Stranger in a Strange Land s major theme Stranger in a Strange Land is Heinlein s, best known and most popular book It is not his most controversial novel but seems that way because it is the most widely read one His later books Friday and I Will Fear No Evil are, to myDemocracy s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents a depressingly low level Now, why does that resonate so ha I will state, without apology, that I have enjoyed every Robert Heinlein book I have ever read.Do I always agree with his philosophy or his observations on life No.But he tells me a story, and while he is telling it, I don t put that book down.I don t read books to find authors who agree wi NAME Valentine Michael SmithANCESTRY HumanORIGIN MarsValentine Michael Smith Is A Human Being Raised On Mars, Newly Returned To Earth Among His People For The First Time, He Struggles To Understand The Social S And Prejudices Of Human Nature That Are So Alien To Him, While Teaching Them His Own Fundamental Beliefs In Grokking, Watersharing, And Love. Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it s at least partly her own fault 511Perhaps this is the single most quoted statement from this work, and also the statement by which Heinlein is critiqued and berated, the same statement by which this philosophically charged work is sullied by 1 star ratings Whether by inadvertent straying into a faulty conception and erroneous application of intentional fallacy or the failure to recognize that Heinlein sought this work to stand as historiciNine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it s at least partly her own fault 511Perhaps this is the single most quoted statement from this work, and also the statement by which Heinlein is critiqued and berated, the same statement by which this philosophically charged work is sullied by 1 star ratings Whether by inadvertent straying into a faulty conception and erroneous application of intentional fallacy or the failure to recognize that Heinlein sought this work to stand as historicization of the prevailing attitudes at the time of writing juxtaposed with those of the future, as represented by the Man from Mars, the loss of substance predicated upon such mistakes are saddening Most reviews needlessly nitpick this book by implacably quoting sexist remarks offered to us by a cantankerous Jubal, who symbolized the attitude of a bigoted pas


About the Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstre Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel length science fiction in the modern, mass market era


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