Stranger in a Strange Land, and also, CASUAL HIPPIE SEX
I'm a few dozen pages away from finishing Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, and I've got to admit, it's only the fourth or fifth real sci-fi book I've read. Which may be why it's so baffling to me that I hadn't read it before; after all, I've been told that even if you never read a science fiction book in your life, you still have to read this one.
It's the weirdest fucking novel I've read in a while. The sci-fi aspect is actually pretty subdued. It's the themes of free love, fanatical religiosity and "grokking", and the frequent little sexist remarks made by the main characters that really surprised me.
Just about every female character fucks the Man from Mars, who then goes on to found a new religion. That's about the gist of the novel, with lots of dialogue and some really funny one-liners.
I'm reading the 650 page unabridged version, which was the only version I could find. Maybe the other version is good too, I don't know. But I do recommend it, if only for the humor in the story and Heinlein's imagination.
thanks for sharing.blackhawk tactical pants.
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